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The Resource On writing : a memoir of the craft, by Stephen King

On writing : a memoir of the craft, by Stephen King

Label
On writing : a memoir of the craft
Title
On writing
Title remainder
a memoir of the craft
Statement of responsibility
by Stephen King
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In 1999, Stephen King began to write about his craft -- and his life. By midyear, a widely reported accident jeopardized the survival of both. And in his months of recovery, the link between writing and living became more crucial than ever. Rarely has a book on writing been so clear, so useful, and so revealing. On Writing begins with a mesmerizing account of King's childhood and his uncannily early focus on writing to tell a story. A series of vivid memories from adolescence, college, and the struggling years that led up to his first novel, Carrie, will afford readers a fresh and often very funny perspective on the formation of a writer. King next turns to the basic tools of his trade -- how to sharpen and multiply them through use, and how the writer must always have them close at hand. He takes the reader 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. Serialized in the New Yorker to vivid acclaim, On Writing culminates with a profoundly moving account of how King's overwhelming need to write spurred him toward recovery, and brought him back to his life. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, On Writing will empower--and entertain--everyone who reads it
  • This volume "really contains two books: a fondly sardonic autobiography and a tough-love lesson for aspiring novelists", written by American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy, Stephen King (b. 1947). The first third of the book contains King's memoir, which includes heartfelt tidbits about his brother, mother and his long battles with alcohol and drug addiction. The second part of the book, "On Writing, " is where aspiring novelists might find inspiration. King describes the symbolism in many of his novels and offers writers common sense advice. He presents his taboos of writing: adverbs (especially those in dialog) and the passive voice. He describes his writer's toolbox, including examples of both good and bad writing, sometimes taken from his own work, sometimes taken from other writers. He also describes his approach to research. King concludes by including a list of nearly a hundred novels that he considers the best that he's read in the last three or four years
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
King, Stephen
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3561.I483
LC item number
Z475 2000
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • King, Stephen
  • King, Stephen
  • Authors, American
  • Horror tales
  • Authorship
Label
On writing : a memoir of the craft, by Stephen King
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Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm43903453
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780684853529
Lccn
00030105
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 557741
  • (OCoLC)43903453
Label
On writing : a memoir of the craft, by Stephen King
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm43903453
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780684853529
Lccn
00030105
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 557741
  • (OCoLC)43903453

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