On Writing

On Writing

A Memoir of the Craft

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Publisher: New York :, Scribner
Copyright Date: ♭2000
ISBN: 9780743595780
Branch Call Number: Online Audio Book
Characteristics: 1 sound file :,digital
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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xenaisnumber1
Jul 06, 2017

I was never able to read Stephen King but I do find him an interesting person. I did enjoy listening to Stephen King talking about his stories and what was going on in his life when he was writing them. The only part I found boring was when he talked about grammer.

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SeattleBliss
Jul 15, 2014

I couldn't get the file to play in an audio player. I think the download may have a coding error. It looks like xml code, but I'm no expert.

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danielestes
Mar 16, 2012

I first read On Writing in college as a film student and now I reread it (or listen to the audiobook) once a year or so. This memoir speaks to me on many levels: the process of writing and of being a good writer, the inerrant passion of living creatively and as a short history of one of my favorite authors.

I doubt I'll ever be a writer of novels, but there's no denying how inspired I am by the process. Stephen King describes writing a story like an archaeologist unearthing a fossil - discovering a small section at first and then, over time and with great care, uncovering the whole creation. This frames writing more like a journey, and that idea changed my life.

neko Feb 03, 2011

Stephen in sharing the craft makes it clear that good writing has three distinct parts - good writing skills, good reading skills, and connecting the seemingly unrelated together. Every writer knows the creative process is a mystery. Writers like Stephen have learned to dwell in mysterious places and create great stories.

ivshopdndropd Jul 08, 2010

Not meant to be a step-by-step book on becoming an author, but rather a fireside chat on what started it for him, and continues to egg him on. I think King could read you a grocery list and still be entertaining!

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