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On Writing
On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft | Stephen King
“Long live the King” hailed Entertainment Weekly upon 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 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—and 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 told.
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BarkingMadRun
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A week of swaps and my heart is full! Loving these books and cannot wait to read them all! Thank you to Heather for the books the amazing packaging, so beautiful! You‘re so talented! That bookmark is amazing, I want to bring it with me to all of my reading excursions and put it on the table 😂😂 thank you for hosting, @BookishMarginalia

squirrelbrain LOVE that bookmark! ❤️ 6d
Heatherfeather Yay!!! So glad you like it! 5d
BooknerdsLife Awww that bookmark is really gorgeous! 😍💙 2d
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jen_the_scribe
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A memoir of the craft. Stephen King writes about his own life and his craft, showing us along the way how to implement his own methods for creativity, planning, and organization. He shows us that even with a family and a day job, a writer can find the time to write if they make it a priority. Somehow, it still feels like reading a story. One of my favorite books on the craft.

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madamereadsalot1
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#blanket #quotsyjune19 @TK-421

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marleed I loved this book. I still think about his irritation with an author‘s use of adverbs to describe a character speaking. ...If you have to use an adverb you haven‘t set up the scene well enough. It‘s particularly noticeable in an audiobook. 1w
madamereadsalot1 @marleed you are so right about that audiobook bit! I don't think I ever noticed it quote so much as I do now that I listen to those! 1w
Bklover Great book! 1w
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kelseynicburke
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Nute
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#30JuneBooks - Old Favorite: Stephen King is an old favorite author of mine. There was a time when it was just me and him. He was my author. I was his reader. His books were the only books that I really wanted to read. I was reading other stories, but it was always him. His stories were incredible, amazing, weird and strange. His imagination was out there. I couldn‘t get enough...yeah, for a long time he was my favorite! 👇🏽

Nute These are some of his books on my shelves. Where is The Stand? Where is It? Where is Pet Cemetery? idk😐 2w
Branwen The Strand is one of my favorite books of all time! 😀 2w
Texreader The Stand is just brilliant. My original copy was just rags. Maybe that‘s what happened to yours too! 2w
BoleyBooks I‘m a huge King fan! 🤗 2w
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jenniferheidi
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Finally got round to reading this classic. Good, solid, no nonsense writing advice from one of the world‘s best storytellers and some cracking tales from his own writing life along the way.

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Mikoloki
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Being a little worried, I hesitated to read this one. Kept putting it off because I was afraid it would make writing seem to daunting to master. But now, having read almost half of it, I feel more inspired than ever to grow as a writer :) I just hope the feeling lasts.

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Pam.Kokomo
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I‘ve read only three SK books, ones mild enough for me to handle. But I‘ve wanted to read this one for a long time and I loved it.

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Purrfectpages Love this! 2mo
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Unabridged
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In 2012, my (Jen‘s) student book club president proposed a field trip to the #nationalbookfestival on the DC mall to see John Green speak. That was my first time (as far as I remember) seeing an author speak in person. I took a small, enthusiastic group that year. Those students loved books and authors and were willing to wait in line as long as it took (three hours!!) to shake their favorites‘ hands. (continued in comments)

Unabridged Often, students were interested in autographs (they were star struck when Veronica Roth signed copies of Divergent!), but I lean toward hearing them speak. Pictured here, clockwise from left, Diana Gabaldon, Tara Westover, Amor Towles, Jesmyn Ward, Roxane Gay, Leigh Bardugo, Nicola Yoon & Sandhya Menon, Bryan Cranston, Stephen King. Tune in this Wed. for our reflection on Unabridged experience at the VA Festival of the Book! 2mo
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Fromthesoul
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"Good writing is often about letting go of fear and affectation. Affectation itself, beginning with the need to define some sorts of writing as "good" and other sorts as "bad," is fearful behavior. Good writing is also about making good choices when it comes to picking the tools you plan to work with."

I love this quote! As a writer it gives me a sense of understanding that there really is no such thing as bad writing.

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klbwriting
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Very informative and entertaining at the same time. I'm normally not a huge Stephen King fan but this book was great.

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ApplesandSpindles
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I have an essay in the new Bella Grace Magazine! They did a lovely 6 page spread with my piece. It is called "A Journey of a Mother and Son." #feelinghappy

Redwritinghood Congrats! 3mo
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klbwriting
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Nighttime tea, a book by a guy I'm not really a fan of but I know is talented and a calm playlist...perfect for getting bedtime ready

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Michollio
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I'm not particularly interested in writing myself, but I did enjoy this book and find it intriguing. There's some interesting bio plus advice on writing (fiction, for the most part). I liked seeing the life and process of a fiction writer.

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TK-421
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The advice to "kill your darlings" has been attributed to various authors across the various galaxies... and Mister Heist hated them all. Why teach young writers to edit out whatever it is they feel most passionate about?
Better to kill everything in their writing they DON'T love as much.
Until only the darlings remain. — Brian K. Vaughan, Saga, Vol. 3

#Darling #QuotsyFeb19

BookwormM George RR Martin certainly took this to heart 🤣🤣 4mo
lahousewyfe ❤❤❤ 4mo
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Fromthesoul
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This quote makes me feel good because I'm a writer and it makes me think that no matter what I put on paper....it could actually be good!

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Fromthesoul
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Books I got from the Thriftbooks app!

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alli
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I‘m not far into this but already enjoying it.

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TheBookbabeblog84
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Yes....yes, we do *evil laugh* #books #booklover #reader

julesG Both, depending on how I killed them. 😉 4mo
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ApplesandSpindles
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I have listened to the audio book version of this so many times since it came out and yet every time I listen I retain something different. This is solid gold for an aspiring writer. Part memoir, part writing book, it can be enjoyed for it's information on the craft or for those that want to know how Stephen King became a writer.

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Clare-Dragonfly
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1. I hate Stephen King. At least his fiction—I really liked On Writing, but I gave his novels two solid tries and can‘t do it.
2. Salty snack, then a sweet dessert! 😋
3. Jerrie (Gertrude) and Woody (Elwood); Mona and Herbert (originally Rachmiel)
4. The Nightmare Before Christmas has been my favorite for a long time.
5. Philly, always!

#friyayintro

Slajaunie I only ever liked 5mo
monalyisha I used to watch “Nightmare” every Thanksgiving night at my bff‘s house. 💀🖤 5mo
howjessreads I‘m intrigued why someone who wasn‘t named Herbert would choose to go by that name. 😂 5mo
Clare-Dragonfly @howjessreads Haha! Well, it was the 1920s, and he was just a kid when they immigrated… maybe it wasn‘t his choice! 5mo
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Valeka
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Finally!!! A ME day to work on my own writing. My happy place. 📚📖📝📓

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Tonton
Reggie This was awesome, thanks for sharing! 5mo
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BeccawithaBook
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Book mail is the best mail! :)

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MockTurtle
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MockTurtle
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“‘When you write a story, you‘re telling yourself the story,‘ he said. ‘When you rewrite, your main job is taking out all the things that are _not_ the story.‘”

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BookBabe
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Our dear friend just told us at brunch that he‘s begun writing a book. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 So, after brunch, @MrBook and I immediately went to the bookstore to buy him a couple books for inspiration! The Secret History for its beautiful prose & sentences, and the other...well, I think that one speaks for itself! 😄 We‘ll surprise him with them when he comes to tea. ☺️

IamIamIam What a sweet surprise for your friend!!! Best of luck to him! 5mo
hermyknee ♥️♥️♥️ 5mo
Martyn_J_Pass On Writing is the perfect gift to get him started! 5mo
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minkyb Great gifts! 5mo
Cspen113 How thoughtful! 5mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Nice!! I love both of those books! 5mo
Velvetfur So sweet of you! 5mo
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OrangeMooseReads
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This goes with my last post.
Just saw an update from this same person that at least 102 people has signed up and the reviews are reinstated.

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OrangeMooseReads
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Saw this just now on Twitter. Further down someone asked if the paper had given a reason and he responded that the reason given was they wanted to go with wire service reviews because readership was down.

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ellemarr
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As I gear up to tackle my WIP, I did a quick (for me) read of this writer‘s classic. Stephen King is adept at breaking down the basic points of writing but then does us one better by demonstrating everything he espouses in this book itself. Genius. With a refresh on the rules of magic and telepathy, I‘m ready to dive in. 👍🤞👏

readordierachel Good luck! 5mo
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ericarobynreads
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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King was a wonderful blend of memoir and lessons about writing fiction. I am a huge Stephen King fan, so I really enjoyed learning about his life and his process!

https://www.ericarobynreads.com/2019/01/book-review-on-writing-stephen-king.html...

#nonfiction #memoir

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MockTurtle
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I am re-reading this as the January 2019 selection for my general-interest adult book group at the library. It was suggested by a member, and I‘ve been trying to reassure some other members that it is A) not scary; and B) an interesting read, even for those with no writing aspirations (raises hand).

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CareBear
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#sheldon keeping me company while I write some long overdue #jb letters 😻 #catsoflitsy

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😍

BookBabe 👌🏻 6mo
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najdesjardins
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"Write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open." Definitely going in the writer's journal.

Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out @LitsyHappenings for details. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 7mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 7mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 😊🎈 7mo
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BridgetteM Welcome to Litsy! 7mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 7mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 7mo
Lel2403 Welcome to Litsy 📖 7mo
CarolynM Welcome to Litsy 🌼 7mo
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jmtrivera
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📚 On Writing
✒ Scott O'Dell
🎬 Oliver and Company
🍽 Oreos, olives, oranges, oysters, O really makes up for N, food-wise.

#PlayingCatchUp #ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho 🧡🧡🧡 8mo
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Andrew65
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😂😂😂
#Plot #QuotsyNov18

kspenmoll 🙌🏻 8mo
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Marilyncjackson
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Just wanted to let everyone know if I am kind of quite in here this month it‘s because I am participating in NaNoWriMo. Also, if anyone else is doing his and wants to be a writing buddy let me know. This is my first year so I am still learning about it. Anyway good luck to all writers out there 🍀

Jilly6183 Good luck! I've always wanted to write but I never know where to begin. I'd love to hear how it goes and how you like it. Go get 'em! 8mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz All the best! 👍🏼💪 8mo
Naj Good luck ! 🤗🤗 8mo
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ulrichyumiodd I'm on NaNo with the same username :) I can ask permission to invite you to our Discord server, too! 8mo
Marilyncjackson @ulrichyumiodd here in a little bit I will go find you! My discord name is Juliette_capree and my NaNo name is the same as on here (I had to edit this when I checked discord lol) (edited) 8mo
bookcollecter Have a look at website Big Think. They just posted an article by Stephen King about he wants people to stop using the word "amazing". 8mo
Marilyncjackson @bookcollecter thank you I will go check this out 😊 8mo
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SomedayAlmost
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Happy National Author‘s Day to my fellow Litten authors! #authors #storytellers #writingcommunity

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LibrarianJen
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It‘s #NaNoWriMo time! 🤩🤩🤩

Andrew65 Good luck! 8mo
GingerAntics Fingers crossed for a top row November for everyone!!! lol 8mo
LibrarianJen Thank you! @Andrew65 and @GingerAntics right back at you! I have 379 words so far 😬 8mo
GingerAntics Strong start!!! You got this. 8mo
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britt_brooke
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📖 On Writing
📝 Ottessa Moshfegh (recent favorite)
🎬 Old School
🍴 okra, preferably fried

#manicmonday #lettero

JoScho Fried okra is the way to go! 8mo
merelybookish I'm reading My Year of Rest and Relaxation right now. The way it's structured is pretty amazing! 8mo
BarbaraBB Otessa Moshfegh 💜 8mo
britt_brooke @merelybookish I read that one last month and loved it - her sharp writing is so sharp! I finished Eileen yesterday and need to review it. 8mo
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melissarochelle
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Maybe find a little #nanowrimo inspiration from this gem of a title... Honor Roll, The Sun, and Other Lies I‘ve Told. Ooooh....maybe I‘ll read On Writing this month. It‘s one of my husband‘s favorite books and I‘ve been feeling more creative lately. (His book title would be Macchiatos, The Sun, and Other Things the Fairies Stole. I like his title even more!) #findyouryabooktitle

If you know who made this graphic, please let me know!

readingjedi Mine is Love, Hate and Other Reasons I'm Banned From The Library 🤣🤣🤣 8mo
melissarochelle Ooooh! That‘s good! A modern spin on The Breakfast Club! 8mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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What did I just do?!?!
I'm a little nauseous but excited.
You all have inspired me to FINALLY start writing again. My novel is called "Layin' Whiskey Down".
#NaNoWriMo

Gezemice Awesome! Good luck. Intriguing title 🤔 8mo
jmofo YAY! Go get ‘em!!! 8mo
EH2018 Awesome!! 8mo
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LazyDays 🎉🎉🎉🎉 8mo
Kalalalatja You got this 👏👏👏 8mo
julesG Go for it! 8mo
TrishB Good luck 👍🏻 8mo
tpixie Fun!! Enjoy!! 🥃🥃🥃 8mo
Avanders Awesome!! You can do it! 👏🏽👏🏽 8mo
LiteraryinLititz You can do it!! 8mo
TheWordJar Yay! I just signed up yesterday and am feeling the same way! If you need another writing buddy, I‘m RadEdit on NaNo! 8mo
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TheBookbabeblog84
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This is one of the tools having a journalism class taught me. A.K.A.....get to the got damn point lol. #books #writingwell #prepfornano