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4.00001539077169 out of 54.00001539077169 out of 54.00001539077169 out of 54.00001539077169 out of 54.00001539077169 out of 5 4.00 (64,974 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen King Narrator: Stephen King Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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"If you don't have the time to read, you don't have the time or the tools to write."

Here is Stephen King's master class on his craft.

On Writing begins with a mesmerizing account of King's childhood and his early focus on writing to tell a story. A series of vivid memories from adolescence, college, and the struggling years that led up to his first novel, Carrie, offer a fresh and often funny perspective on the formation of a writer.

King then turns to the tools of his trade, examining crucial aspects of the wriiter's art and life, offering practical and inspiring advice on everything from plot and character development to work habits and rejection.

King was in the middle of writing this book when he was nearly killed in a widely reported accident. On Writing culminates with a profoundly moving account of how his need to write spurred him toward recovery, and brought him back to his life. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “ A one-of-a-kind classic. ”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “ This is a special book, animated by a unique intelligence, and filled with useful truth. ”

    Michael Chabon

  • 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

  • “ The best book on writing. Ever. ”

    Plain Dealer

  • “ With examples that reach from T.S. Eliot to pulp fiction, there's much trenchant material here on how to construct a story, how to revise, and how to go about building a career. King stresses character and situation over plotting, and insists on basics-like Strunk and White and, above all, endless reading and writing. While his proposed output might intimidate some, his enthusiasm wins out.A useful book for any young writer, and a must for fans, this is unmistakably King: friendly, sharply perceptive, cheerfully vulgar, sometimes adolescent in his humor, sometimes impatient with fools, but always sincere in his love of language and writing. ” 

    Kirkus Reviews

  • ANew York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Josh Kenning | 11/7/2016

    " Enjoyed this book. Read by Stephen King himself so you get all the emotion and feeling the author intended. Very practical and logical advice. I enjoyed the humor and honesty as well as the imagery. Mr. King is a master of language as a tool to entertain and inform. Thanks so much for this book Mr. King. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Janna Krawczyk | 1/28/2014

    " Every writer needs to read this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by F.A. | 1/26/2014

    " Oddly inspiring. Makes me feel personally connected with King, which was not my expectation going into a book on writing. A must read for writers of every stripe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Himmel | 1/23/2014

    " Great veteran advice from one of the most successful authors. The second half of the book(the advice) is solid, short and to the point. Covers the high points of college courses without all the fluff. "

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