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Long live the King hailed Entertainment Weekly upon the 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. Let's be honest Stephen King is not one of the greatest writers of all time He will never win a Pulitzer or a Nobel he might win a Newberry though if he ever decides to tap into the KidsYoung Adult market and on the few times his books are featured in the New York Times Book Review the reviewer will treat the book with a sort of haughty disdain knowing their time could be better spent trashing Joyce Carol Oates None of this should suggest however that King is not ualified to write a book about how to write Sure he churns out pulpy horror stories that are proudly displayed in airport bookstores but the man knows how to write a good story and he's probably one of the most well known non dead American authors in the world So he must be doing something right I'm not the biggest fan of King's books but I really enjoyed On Writing He talks about writing frankly and practically mixing tried and true pieces of advice fear the adverb never write repliedremarkedmutteredyelled etc when you can write said and don't be afraid to kill off your favorite character with anecdotes about how some of his books came about I especially liked the story behind Carrie King was working as a janitor at a high school and one night he was cleaning the girls' locker room He asked the other janitor what that little metal dispenser box on the wall was and the other man replied that it was for pussy pluggers At the same time King had been reading about how psychic abilities often manifest in girls just beginning to go through puberty He combined the two ideas and wrote out a couple pages that would turn into the opening of Carrie if you haven't read it you should Many thanks to King's wife who rescued the pages from the wastebasket after King first decided that the idea was stupid and threw them away So in conclusion even if you aren't a fan of Stephen King's work he has some very good advice about writing and storytelling plus some good stories of his own Sure you can call him a sellout But I like him Also he once said in an interview that Stephenie Meyer can't write worth a darn You stay classy Mr King

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On WritingD 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 toldback cov. The book is great and if you like writing it is probably a must readI could write a summary of the book it is easy enough to summarize and there are only a few important points that King presents but then I dont want you to get it for free Go and read the book yourself it is worth it Rude As King says if you expect to succeed as a writer rudeness should be the second to least of your concerns The least of all should be polite society and what it expects If you intend to write as truthfully as you can your days as a member of polite society are numbered anyway Here is are a few excerpts from the book that might inspire you to take my advice 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 shortcutI’m a slow reader but I usually get through seventy or eighty books a year mostly fiction I don’t read in order to study the craft; I read because I like to read It’s what I do at night kicked back in my blue chair Similarly I don’t read fiction to study the art of fiction but simply because I like stories Yet there is a learning process going on Every book you pick up has its own lesson or lessons and uite often the bad books have to teach than the good onesIt’s hard for me to believe that people who read very little or not at all in some cases should presume to write and expect people to like what they have written but I know it’s true If I had a nickel for every person who ever told me heshe wanted to become a writer but “didn’t have time to read” I could buy myself a pretty good steak dinner Can I be blunt on this subject If you don’t have time to read you don’t have the time or the tools to write Simple as thatThe trick is to teach yourself to read in small sips as well as in long swallowsTalent renders the whole idea of rehearsal meaningless; when you find something at which you are talented you do it whatever it is until your fingers bleed or your eyes are ready to fall out of your head Even when no one is listeningor reading or watching every outing is a bravura performance because you as the creator are happy Perhaps even ecstatic That goes for reading and writing as well as for playing a musical instrument hitting a baseball or running the four forty The sort of strenuous reading and writing program I advocate—four to six hours a day every day—will not seem strenuous if you really enjoy doing these things and have an aptitude for them; in fact you may be following such a program already If you feel you need permission to do all the reading and writing your little heart desires however consider it hereby granted by yours trulyI love this book because it agrees with all my preconceptions Feels nice to be on the right track It is also uite inspiring when it comes to kicking you into putting on your writing capI couldn't resist putting in this anecdote about James Joyce as wellOne of my favorite stories on the subject—probably myth than truth—concerns James Joyce According to the story a friend came to visit him one day and found the great man sprawled across his writing desk in a posture of utter despair“James what’s wrong” the friend asked “Is it the work”Joyce indicated assent without even raising his head to look at the friend Of course it was the work; isn’t it always“How many words did you get today” the friend pursuedJoyce still in despair still sprawled facedown on his desk“Seven”“Seven But James that’s good at least for you”“Yes” Joyce said finally looking up “I suppose it is but I don’t know what order they go in”Of course the book is not intended just as a writing manual Even if you never intend to write the memoir is a wonderful graphic tale on King's life and like all his stories it does not lack in imagination or entertainmentMeanwhile let me get down to some actual writing

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Read & Download On Writing ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Long live the King hailed Entertainment Weekly upon the 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 tComprising 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 an. There's this magic thing that happens sometimes I can't wait to reread a book I haven't even finished yet It's a rare feeling but one that happens whenever I'm in the midst of a new favourite book I'm reading these amazing scenes freaking out over fantastic passages and already looking forward to the second time I'll read them when they'll be even clearer and start to feel familiarIt's a rare occurrence it only happens a few times a year but it happened with On Writing The moment it started I knew I would be flipping through it for the rest of my life It's that moment where you find a new favourite bookIf you care about writing at all if you want to be a writer or are fascinated by the world of writing I absolutely recommend this gem