On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

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Andrew's Pick

I once asked someone if I could borrow this book. He wouldn't let me and I think I know why. You can't borrow my copy either. Get your own.

If there is a better book on "how to write" I would like to know what it is. If your copy of Strunk & White is lacking in empathy, humor, muscle, or any tangible element at all, reach for Stephen King's On Writing. If you're tired of me typing sentences that start with "if", read on. Part C.V., half a theory on writing, all true. This is required reading for anyone who is a fan of Stephen King. If (oops) you're not a fan yet, you're about to become one.


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.

Product Details

Publisher: Scribner Book Company
Published Date: July 06, 2010
Pages: 291
Dimensions: 5.5 X 0.8 X 8.4 inches | 0.75 pounds
ISBN: 9781439156810