Cover of: On Writing | Stephen King

About the Edition

"If you don't have the time to read, you don't have the time or the tools to write."

In 1999, Stephen King began to write about his craft -- and his life. By midyear, a widely reported accident jeopardized the survival of both. And in his months of recovery, the link between writing and living became more crucial than ever.

Rarely has a book on writing been so clear, so useful, and so revealing. On Writing begins with a mesmerizing account of King's childhood and his uncannily early focus on writing to tell a story. A series of vivid memories from adolescence, college, and the struggling years that led up to his first novel, Carrie, will afford readers a fresh and often very funny perspective on the formation of a writer. King next turns to the basic tools of his trade -- how to sharpen and multiply them through use, and how the writer must always have them close at hand. He takes the reader through crucial aspects of the writer's art and life, offering practical and inspiring advice on everything from plot and character development to work habits and rejection.

Serialized in the New Yorker to vivid acclaim, On Writing culminates with a profoundly moving account of how King's overwhelming need to write spurred him toward recovery, and brought him back to his life.

Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, On Writing will empower -- and entertain -- everyone who reads it.

--front flap

Edition Notes

US / CAN edition

Genre
Biography
Copyright Date
2000

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54 B
Library of Congress
PS3561.I483 Z475 2000
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/00030105

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
288 p.
Number of pages
288

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23244691M
Internet Archive
onwritingmemoir000king
ISBN 10
0684853523
ISBN 13
9780684853529
LC Control Number
00030105
OCLC/WorldCat
938401757, 733678213, 975898076, 1003156317
Amazon.com
0684853523
Google
8yD6wK7jE4gC
Amazon.de
0684853523
Library Thing
4453
Goodreads
437148
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