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On Writing  (English, Paperback, King Stephen)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • ISBN: 9781439156810, 1439156816
  • Pages: 288
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On Writing is a memoir and a book on the craft of writing by the master of the macabre Stephen King.

Summary of the Book

Stephen King is one of the biggest names in horror writing. His success has inspired several dozens of writers to take up the pen, hoping to find a tenth of the money King has made. Critics panned his books initially, and King has written through hell or high water. He remarks that although people ask popular fiction writers about where they get their ideas, they never ask them about the language. In this inspirational book on the art of writing, and the love of living, Stephen King speaks about everything he has wanted to. He offers a look into his writing process, and how he threw away the manuscript for Carrie before his wife Tabitha convinced him to give it one more shot. He explains how he nailed his rejection letters to the wall, using a large spike to hold the letters once the nail could hold them no longer. He also speaks about the writing itself, how he relies on Strunk and White for advice, and how he edits his work. He offers readers a look into the writing process he followed in writing 1408. He also explains how his accident, which nearly cost him his life, changed it forever. It also changed the subject of this book, and he reveals how much of an effect nearly dying has on a writer. A seminal book for everyone dreaming of becoming a writer, this will surely inspire you to take up the pen again and again in the face of rejection.

About Stephen King

Stephen King is an American novelist and short story writer. Best known for his books: Carrie, Cujo, the Dark Tower series and the Shining, King is considered one of the greatest horror writers in this generation. For more of King's memoirs, look out for a copy of his Danse Macabre.

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Great read

When you read this book, you feel King sitting beside you and chatting with you. First part include King's childhood in which excellent narration of King make you laugh many times. In next part he gives his journey as a writer and several very useful advices to new writers. Great book.
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Sanket Varma

2 Sep, 2011

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Must read for writing anthusiasts.

A very fine book on writing with no crap at all. In my view its a must read book to know how to write making good use of your tools. Explained by world's most read author Stephen King. Simply great.
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Gaurav pratap singh Chauhan

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an honest book on the craft and the craftsman

though i haven`t read any of sk books, but after reading this i`m eager to read his work.it was really good to know how a writer emerged.a good book for aspiring writers.
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digvijay solanki

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15 Jul, 2014

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Among the very best

Flipkart's delivery was way ahead of schedule. So thanks for that.
This book really gets into what the writer goes through when he is composing his story. This book is about how you can do the same. Mr King does a great job of showing the several aspects of writing and is kind of a guide that worked for him - and might also work for other writers. He has, in his inimitable style, mentioned about several incidents that shaped his writing career. It was so humorous at times that I had to stop ...
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TRISHUL PANI MUKHERJEE

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25 Jun, 2014

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Stephen King : The Master

I always had this question in my mind, how does Stephen King think about all these characters and how he weaves them into a story which makes the book so very hard to put down once reading gets going.

Well "The Master" of thrills and chills finally spills out the beans to the art of writing a horror story and keep the readers glued to the book. A book which gives a good insight to the aspiring writers.

If you are a die hard fan of Stephen King, I would highly recommend this book, it is a ...
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Ameya Tarde

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27 May, 2014

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A must for Writers

Stephen King at his best. It is a part memoir and also a book on writing. King gives some cool tips for writers and he covers all the parts about writing. Except the publishing part. Loved it. Very inspiring.
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ronald hadrian

24 Aug, 2013

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