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On Writing

Author : Stephen King
ISBN : 9780743211536
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work. “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.

On Writing

Author : Stephen King
ISBN : 9780684853529
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 46. 92 MB
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The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.

On Writing

Author : Stephen King
ISBN : 0756905893
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Starting with a mesmerizing account of King's childhood and his early focus on writing, this memoir affords readers a fresh and often funny perspective on the formation of a writer's character. King then discusses the basic tools of a writer's craft and how to sharpen and multiply them through use.

On Writing

Author : Stephen King
ISBN : 9780743455961
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 45. 21 MB
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The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.

Writing Selling Your Memoir

Author : Paula Balzer
ISBN : 9781599631356
Genre : Reference
File Size : 58. 63 MB
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There's more to writing a memoir than just writing your life story. A memoir isn't one long diary entry. Rather, it's a well-crafted story about a crucial, often exceptionally difficult, time in someone's life. Writing & Selling Your Memoir talks readers through the process of telling their most personal stories in a compelling, relatable, and readable manner. Unlike other books dedicated to the art and craft of writing memoir, it teaches readers how to approach the genre with love, respect, and know-how without sentimentalizing it. Drawing on her experience working with New York Times best-selling memoirists, literary agent Paula Balzer carefully explores the genre and provides readers with step-by-step instruction on how to:Identify strong opening and closing pointsFind and develop a strong central hook that readers can relate toStructure a memoir to maximize readabilityUse dialogue and pacing to enhance intimacyApproach honesty and truthfulnessBuild a successful author platform around their memoir Get an agent's attentionGet published Full of tips, techniques, detailed exercises, and examples from best-selling memoirs as well as sidebars from well-known memoir authors, Writing & Selling Your Memoir teaches you how to approach an often tricky genre and tell your story without sentimentalizing it.

Inventing The Truth

Author : Russell Baker
ISBN : 0395901502
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Nine authors discuss the problems and pleasures of reinventing the past.

Your Life Is A Book

Author : Brenda Peterson
ISBN : 9781570619311
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Everyone has a story to tell. Learn how to write your memoir and get published with the help of two well-known publishing professionals. Your Life is a Book guides budding writers though the transformative process of memoir writing to publication. In addition to exploring the unique elements of crafting a memoir—story arc, point of view, dialogue, where to start (not the beginning!)–Your Life is a Book also focuses on the self-exploration, awareness, and understanding that this emotional literary project triggers. With proven writing exercises and prompts, this book is a practical and enlightening guide to perfecting the art of memoir writing. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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