In June of 1999, Stephen King was hit by a van while walking along the shoulder of a country road in Maine. Six surgeries were required to save his life and mend his broken body. When he was finally able to sit up, he immediately started writing. This book is the extraordinary result.
'On Writing' begins with a mesmerising account of King's childhood and his uncannily early focus on writing. A series of vivid memories from adolescence, college and the struggling years which led up to King's first novel, 'Carrie', affords readers a fresh and often very funny perspective on the formation of a writer's character. King then discusses the basic tools of a writer's craft - how to sharpen and multiply them through use and how the writer must have them close at hand always. He takes the reader through crucial aspects of the writer's art and life, offering practical and inspiring advice on everything from plot and character development to work habits and rejection. 'On Writing' culminates with King's profoundly moving account of how his overwhelming need to write spurred him toward recovery last year.
- Publication Date:
- 18 / 01 / 2001
- 157 x 239mm