Stephen King: On Writing

Stephen King: On Writing

Hodder & Stoughton

ON WRITING is a delightful Pandora's Box - Find out what books and films influenced the young writer, his first idea for a story, the true life tale that inspired CARRIE. For the first time, here's an intimate autobiographical portrait of his home life, his family and his traumatic recent accident. Citing examples of his work and those of his contemporaries such as John Grisham and Raymond Chandler, King gives excellent tips for writers on how to avoid pitfalls and how to use the tools of the trade from building characters to pace and plotting, the importance of dialogue and description - as well as practical advice on presentation and representation.More...

ON WRITING is a delightful Pandora's Box - Find out what books and films influenced the young writer, his first idea for a story, the true life tale that inspired CARRIE. For the first time, here's an intimate autobiographical portrait of his home life, his family and his traumatic recent accident. Citing examples of his work and those of his contemporaries such as John Grisham and Raymond Chandler, King gives excellent tips for writers on how to avoid pitfalls and how to use the tools of the trade from building characters to pace and plotting, the importance of dialogue and description - as well as practical advice on presentation and representation. Discover the symbolism, themes and the three deep interests that power all his work. This is a unique insight in the wildly imaginative works and the mind of the master.

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Write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open.

You can, you should, and if you`re brave enough to start, you will.

If you don`t have time to read, you don`t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.

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When you're still too young to shave, optimism is a perfectly legitimate response to failure.

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If there is any one thing I love about writing more than the rest, it's that sudden flash of insight when you see how everything connects.

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