On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft

Category: Book
By (author): King, Stephen
Subject:  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  REFERENCE / Writing Skills
Publisher: Scribner
Published: July 2010
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 8.43in x 5.50in x 0.80in

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*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.
Review Quote*"A one-of-a-kind classic."--The Wall Street Journal
Review Quote*"This is a special book, animated by a unique intelligence, and filled with useful truth."-Michael Chabon
Review Quote*"On Writing had more useful and observant things to say about the craft than any book since Strunk and White's The Elements of Style."--Roger Ebert
Review Quote*"The best book on writing. Ever."--The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
Biographical NoteStephen Kingis the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. Among his most recent areBlockade BillyUnder the Dome,Just After Sunset, the Dark Tower novels,Cell, From a Buick 8, Everything's Eventual, Hearts in Atlantis, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon,Lisey's StoryandBag of Bones. His acclaimed nonfiction book,On Writing, was recently re-released in a tenth anniversary edition. King was the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and in 2007 he was inducted as a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America.  He lives in Maine with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.