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REVIEW É On Writing ï [Read] ➲ On Writing By Stephen King – Danpashley.co.uk 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 wri Part memoir part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all 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 the vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer from his struggling early career to his widely reported near fatal accident in and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recoveryThere is a reason why Stephen King is one of the bestselling writers in the world ever Described in the Guardian as 'the most remarkable storyteller in modern American literature' Stephen King writes books that draw you in and are impossible to put down. Every January I start to look inward thinking about what I achieve next year and what I need to change to make it happen Every year I come up against the same challenge I want to be a fiction writer but I don't write fiction At allI tell myself I don't have enough time Sure I'm the greatest living novelist to never write a novel if only I could get time to write the damn thing Which is why I reached for Stephen King's On Writing One of the most successful writers in history must know something about his craft rightSplit into two parts On Writing first tells the story of what made Stephen King a writer At times hilarious and moving but always honest the first section had me laughing out loud when his older brother tricks him into wiping his ass with Poison Ivy marveling at his work ethic By the time I was fourteen the nail in my wall would no longer support the weight of the rejection slips impaled upon it and amazed at his successI also liked his writingNow Here's a strange thing he's one of the most successful authors of all time and I hadn't read a single one of Stephen King's books I pride myself on the eclectic nature of the books I read and yet I've not so much as flipped to the back cover of the Shining or even grazed the spine of Carrie Horror isn't a genre I'd pick up without some serious prompting so maybe I needed a book like this to show me all the great stuff I was missing out on straight afterwards I went out and bought a collection of his short stories so it likely won't be a problem for long But King's success is no accident this cat can writeThe second section is Uncle Stevie's how to guide for writers a kind of framework for thinking about how you get the words down on the page what words they should be The road to hell is paved with adverbs and getting rid of the words that don't belong To write is human to edit is divineIt's this framework that separates On Writing from the rest of the pack; it helps you understand how the small stuff fits in to the big stuff it reminds you how narrative dialogue character sentence and paragraph work together to create the whole story without getting bogged down in the details for too long I've not read anything else that paints the whole picture in a way that On Writing does nor anything that fills you with the confidence to sit down in front of a blank pageInspirational is what it isTime to boot up the laptop and pop the kettle on again I think

SUMMARY ´ DANPASHLEY.CO.UK ☆ Stephen King

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 the vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer from his struggling early career to his widely reported near fatal accident in and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recoveryThere is a reason why Stephen King is one of the bestselling writers in the world ever Described in the Guardian as 'the most remarkable storyteller in modern American literature' Stephen King writes books that draw you in and are impossible to put down. I enjoyed this Whilst a combination of memoir and writing tips the memoir forms most of the book Read a lot write a lot and remember the language being the take homes of the tips But I enjoyed it It's a no BS book that reminds aspiring writers firstly you have to show up to do the writing You continue to inspire Mr King

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On WritingPart 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 the vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer from his struggling early career to his widely reported near fatal accident in and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recoveryThere is a reason why Stephen King is one of the bestselling writers in the world ever Described in the Guardian as 'the most remarkable storyteller in modern American literature' Stephen King writes books that draw you in and are impossible to put down. I read this book almost a decade ago but it wasn’t the right time for me to read it and it didn’t really resonate Having just completed the 2nd draft of my first book it meant this time around and I understood about the things SK was talking about Not really an instruction manual if that’s what you’re after but an interesting read You get to learn about how he grew up and how his writing came into life Then the insights into the way he works his magic flow freely