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On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft

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Stephen King

8 Hours 0 Minutes

Simon & Schuster

October 2000

Audio Book Summary

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.

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  • Andy Parker

    This is worth the read even if you're not planning to write a book. But then it might just inspire you to put pen to paper.

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  • Gabe J

    Pretty good. I guess the best thing about it was the telling of personal stories. The “no magic bullet” piece is spot on. I disagree with never using adverbs, but I suppose to each his own. The narration was good.

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  • Tamara Schuman

    The stories were well structured and helped me explain to others the craft of writing. Regardless of the reason why I chose to relate some of the instructions to my students, the book offers an entertaining view on the nuances of the crafting of a story.

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  • Jerry Hawkins

    A can't miss for King fans and anyone interested in him, his writing and telling their own soul's stories

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  • Julie L.

    I love how blunt he is! Tells it like it is, straight shooter, doesn't sugar coat anything. Love the autobiographical aspect with the stories and the very very end with the life advice is the best part! Thanks Stephen!

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  • Jenifer G.

    Highly motivational and loaded with excellent advice for new writers. He didn't have to finish this book - so grateful he did.

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  • Susan M.

    Stephen King’s audio book was amazing because i felt he was sitting in the passenger seat of my car, rallying me to write. It impacted me so much that i bought a laptop and began writing for pleasure! Love this audiobook and plan to use it as a resource for inspiration!

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  • Jamie Baker

    Fantastic! Real advise for success. So glad I "read" this book:). And, thank you, Stephen King, for sharing your expertise and brilliance with the rest of us!

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