On Writing

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Simon and Schuster, 2002 M06 25 - 297 páginas
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.

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Review: On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Crítica de los usuarios  - Tiffany Bolin - Goodreads

If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There's no way around these two things that I'm aware of, no shortcut. I'm a slow reader, but I usually ... Leer comentario completo

Review: On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Crítica de los usuarios  - Emily - Goodreads

Wow! I am in awe! This book was so amazing and every aspect was good! The memoir was so interesting and it was great to see how he came up with his story ideas. I haven't read his books, but this one ... Leer comentario completo

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Sección 1
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Sección 2
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Sección 3
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Stephen King is the author of more than thirty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. Among his most recent are Dreamcatcher, Hearts in Atlantis, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, and Bag of Bones. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

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