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Read & Download On Writing ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free æ Long live the King hailed Entertainment Weekly upon the 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 thComprising 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 an. I know it's like saying puppies are cute but it bears repeating everyone who wants to write whether for a living or not simply must read this book On Writing did for me as a writer than anything and any success I've found as a storyteller can be traced to my reading it

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Long live the King hailed Entertainment Weekly upon the 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. ”Writing isn’t about making money getting famous getting dates getting laid or making friends In the end it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work and enriching your own life as well It’s about getting up getting well and getting over Getting happy okay Getting happy”I can’t tell you how many people I’ve talked to over my lifetime who wanted to write a book Most didn’t know what they wanted to write about but some of them wanted to write their autobiography because their life had been so thrilling I think my life has been reasonably boring and it usually turns out that my life has been ten times exciting than theirs When situations like this happen to me it is usually mildly amusing but it can uickly turn to sneering when the person reveals to me that they don’t have time to read or don’t really like to read Don’t talk to me about writing a book if you don’t read Don’t talk to me about NOT having time to read What does Stephen King have to say about this”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 those two things”Now why would someone not want to read Maybe it depends on when they were born ”But TV came relatively late to the King household and I’m glad I am when you stop to think of it a member of a fairly select group the final handful of American novelists who learned to read and write before they learned to eat a daily helping of video bullshit”Now someone needs to wrap me in cellophane and stand me up in a museum because I’m probably one of the youngest members of that elite group I grew up on a farm in the middle of bumfrilling Kansas where a twenty foot antenna could only pull in three TV channels and one of those channels rolled most of the time TV had no real impact on my life until I left home at the age of 18 and moved to Phoenix Thank ZeusNow I have young wannabe writers writing me from all over the world sending me links to “hilarious” YouTube videos or they talk to me about binging all weekend on a Netflix show They are completely enad with spoon fed entertainment and what they find funny is to me like paddling around in the kiddy pool of humor in the book world I wonder why I’m so grumpy”A novel like The Grapes of Wrath may fill a new writer with feelings of despair and good old fashioned jealousy ’I’ll never be able to write anything that good not if I live to be a thousand’ but such feelings can also serve as a spur goading the writer to work harder and aim higher”I can’t tell you how many times I’ve felt that way Whenever I read a wonderful book like The Great Gatsby or meet a character like Atticus Finch I fall on my bed and stare at the ceiling and think why am I harboring any thoughts that I can write a novel My problem of course is that I don’t want to just write a novel I want to write a fantastic novel I don’t want to just entertain people; I want them to feel the socks ripped off their feet and have them floating around in the air around their head when they read my novel Stephen King will go into a time when he was struggling with alcohol and using drugs or should I say abusing drugs He will tell you all about the accident that nearly ended his life which happened while he was writing this book He will talk about trials and tribulations He will recommend books There is a whole list of modern books in the back of this book that impressed the hell out of him and impacted his writing The point is of course that even though he is probably the most famous writer on the planet he is still learning still enjoying reading and still writing every day I take a book everywhere I go I take a book with me to work every day and read a page or two while my computer is booting up I have a book with me all the time because I never know when I will be sitting in road work or waiting on a doctor or gleefully reading

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On WritingD 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 toldback cov. The book is great and if you like writing it is probably a must readI could write a summary of the book it is easy enough to summarize and there are only a few important points that King presents but then I dont want you to get it for free Go and read the book yourself it is worth it Rude As King says if you expect to succeed as a writer rudeness should be the second to least of your concerns The least of all should be polite society and what it expects If you intend to write as truthfully as you can your days as a member of polite society are numbered anyway Here is are a few excerpts from the book that might inspire you to take my advice 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 shortcutI’m a slow reader but I usually get through seventy or eighty books a year mostly fiction I don’t read in order to study the craft; I read because I like to read It’s what I do at night kicked back in my blue chair Similarly I don’t read fiction to study the art of fiction but simply because I like stories Yet there is a learning process going on Every book you pick up has its own lesson or lessons and uite often the bad books have to teach than the good onesIt’s hard for me to believe that people who read very little or not at all in some cases should presume to write and expect people to like what they have written but I know it’s true If I had a nickel for every person who ever told me heshe wanted to become a writer but “didn’t have time to read” I could buy myself a pretty good steak dinner Can I be blunt on this subject If you don’t have time to read you don’t have the time or the tools to write Simple as thatThe trick is to teach yourself to read in small sips as well as in long swallowsTalent renders the whole idea of rehearsal meaningless; when you find something at which you are talented you do it whatever it is until your fingers bleed or your eyes are ready to fall out of your head Even when no one is listeningor reading or watching every outing is a bravura performance because you as the creator are happy Perhaps even ecstatic That goes for reading and writing as well as for playing a musical instrument hitting a baseball or running the four forty The sort of strenuous reading and writing program I advocate—four to six hours a day every day—will not seem strenuous if you really enjoy doing these things and have an aptitude for them; in fact you may be following such a program already If you feel you need permission to do all the reading and writing your little heart desires however consider it hereby granted by yours trulyI love this book because it agrees with all my preconceptions Feels nice to be on the right track It is also uite inspiring when it comes to kicking you into putting on your writing capI couldn't resist putting in this anecdote about James Joyce as wellOne of my favorite stories on the subject—probably myth than truth—concerns James Joyce According to the story a friend came to visit him one day and found the great man sprawled across his writing desk in a posture of utter despair“James what’s wrong” the friend asked “Is it the work”Joyce indicated assent without even raising his head to look at the friend Of course it was the work; isn’t it always“How many words did you get today” the friend pursuedJoyce still in despair still sprawled facedown on his desk“Seven”“Seven But James that’s good at least for you”“Yes” Joyce said finally looking up “I suppose it is but I don’t know what order they go in”Of course the book is not intended just as a writing manual Even if you never intend to write the memoir is a wonderful graphic tale on King's life and like all his stories it does not lack in imagination or entertainmentMeanwhile let me get down to some actual writing