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    Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work.

    “Long live the King” hailed Entertainment Weekly upon publication of Stephen King’s On Writing. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King’s advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999—and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, On Writing will empower and entertain everyone who reads it—fans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told.

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    ISBN 9781439156810
    Genre LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Composition & Creative Writing
    Format Paperback
    Pages 291
    Publisher Date 2010-07-06 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Scribner
    Copyright Year 2010
    Height 8.5 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.75 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle A Memoir of the Craft
    Edition Number 10
    Edition Detail Anniversary
    Audience General/trade
    Authors King, Stephen
    Country of Origin United States

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    • Fun, Motivating Sarcasm At Its Best
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      This is THE best book on writing I've ever read. It's laugh out loud hilarious in parts especially if you appreciate sarcasm. You feel as if you're just hanging out with Stephen, chatting about his life and writing. Course, he doesn't answer you back, if you're one like me to talk out loud to yourself while reading. BUT he does encourage you to contact him when you complete an assignment from the book that he challenges you to. The first half of the book is about his life. He provides the sometimes wavering journey of how certain works came to be from inspiration to celebration. There aren't many books that I don't want to end, but this is one of them. Now, with a lit fire under my rear, I'm ready to write! Thank You Mr. King.

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      This book was a present. It arrived roughly 2 weeks after I placed the order, so it wasn't the fastest delivery performance. But, it was for Christmas, so there was still plenty time to wrap.

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