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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
Your Price: $22.00 CDN
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Scribner
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 288
Pub. Date: 2010
Edition: 10th Anniversary
ISBN-10: 1439156816
ISBN-13: 9781439156810

About the Book:

Stephen King reveals the origins of his vocation and shares essential habits and rules that every writer can apply. If you write, and you haven't read On Writing, it's time to stop everything you're doing and get this book.

Have you ever felt so truly inspired to write a novel or screenplay – and then had no idea what to write about? Have you ever felt the crippling doubt that comes along with pouring your heart out on paper? Well, have no fear! King takes you 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.

"If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There's no way around these two things that I'm aware of, no shortcut." — Stephen King

Rarely has a book on the craft of writing been so clear, so useful and so entertaining. A series of vivid memories from Stephen King's adolescence to his struggling years affords you a fresh and often funny perspective on the formation of a writer's character. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft features a bounty of inspiring quotes for channeling your inner author and battling self-doubt."

"The scariest moment is always just before you start." — Stephen King

Long live the King" hailed Entertainment Weekly upon publication of 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. Stephen 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.

This tenth anniversary edition of On Writing includes an updated reading list from Stephen King.

What people say:

"On Writing had more useful and observant things to say about the craft than any book since Strunk and White's The Elements of Style." — Roger Ebert

"The best book on writing. Ever." — The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

"This is a special book, animated by a unique intelligence, and filled with useful truth." — Michael Chabon, former Director, Development Initiatives and Partnerships, British Columbia Film

"A one-of-a-kind classic." — The Wall Street Journal

About the Author:

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. He has become one of the world's most successful writers and is the winner of several awards including six Bram Stoker awards, six Horror Guild awards, five Locus Awards, three World Fantasy Awards, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Horror Writers' Association, and a Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from the National Book Foundation.