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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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On Writing
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4.7 / 5
Short and sweet!
February 17th, 2014
This is the least presumptuous book on writing, written by one of the greatest of our time. After reading, I can't wait to apply "The 10% Rule" to my writing!
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My Favorite Book On Writing
February 15th, 2014
Hands down, the best book on writing I have ever read. Useful, funny and sincere. I've read it half a dozen times and I'll read it half a dozen more.
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Full of great info and entertaining
May 27th, 2013
Wonderful, useable writting tips framed with in an entertaing bio.
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Insightful, clever, AND hilarious
March 10th, 2013
This is hands down the most down to earth, accessible, and thorough guide I've ever come across. Steven King doesn't rehash that same dry 'story formula' most other 'on writing' books blather on about. Instead, Steven presents an in depth and intimate account of the writer's lifestyle and provides insight into his personal techniques. This book will make you rethink everything you've formally learned about writers craft. And as a bonus? You'll be killing yourself laughing all the way through. I can't say I've ever quoted a writing guide to my friends until now. I'll be keeping this book close.
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