On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft Paperback – 11 Oct 2012
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Absolutely fascinating . . . basic instructions . . . sensible advice (The Sunday Times)
The childhood memoir is a triumphant display of wit, story-telling and guts. His advice to writers is hard-nosed, practical and level-headed in the classic journalistic Orwell-Hemingway tradition (Evening Standard)
This is the written equivalent of Delia Smith's How To Cook. And, like British home cooking, the world of popular fiction will be better off for it (The Times)
Stephen King is a genius . . . In this book he tells us what first made him a horror writer . . . I find King fascinating because he writes in the least florid way possible, yet his very direct approach to getting his awesome imagination onto a blank page works. (Jeremy Vine in We Love This Book)
'Part biography, part collection of tips for the aspiring writer' Guardian. ON WRITING: A MEMOIR OF THE CRAFT is a brilliant book on writing from the number one bestselling writer.NOTE:The black smudge on the cover of the book is a part of the design . See all Product description
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11 April 2017
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If you are an aspiring writer, this book is something you should put on your reading list. Not only is it a love letter to the craft from Mr. King, but its a great resource. Act one is easily one of the best pieces of literature I have ever read.
14 November 2015
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One of the best books I've read so far. Once I started to read the book, it was impossible for me to put it down. Some crucial writing tips, with no nonsense for today's writer.
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A great book full of useful information. I enjoyed the personal stories the most and Kings blunt way of writing.
Wise words, without embellishment. Extremely useful advice from a genre master.
Every January I start to look inward - thinking about what I achieve next year, and what I need to change to make it happen.Read more
I ordered this book for my daughter late on the Saturday before Christmas, I was really not expecting it to be delivered until after Xmas.Read more
This was a great and compelling read. The autobiography, development of a writer, came to life vividly and was a masterclass in how to tell a story.Read more