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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft Paperback – 13 November 2012

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  • Publisher : Hodder Paperbacks; 1st edition (13 November 2012)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 384 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1444723251
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1444723250
  • Dimensions : 13.7 x 2.5 x 19.7 cm
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Part biography, part collection of tips for the aspiring writer . . . one of the great storytellers of our time ― Guardian

Absolutely fascinating . . . basic instructions . . . sensible advice ― The Sunday Times

The childhood memoir is a triumphant display of wit, story-telling and guts. His advice to writers is hard-nosed, practical and level-headed in the classic journalistic Orwell-Hemingway tradition ― Evening Standard

This is the written equivalent of Delia Smith's How To Cook. And, like British home cooking, the world of popular fiction will be better off for it ― The Times

Stephen King is a genius . . . In this book he tells us what first made him a horror writer . . . I find King fascinating because he writes in the least florid way possible, yet his very direct approach to getting his awesome imagination onto a blank page works. ― Jeremy Vine in We Love This Book

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Absolutely fascinating . . . basic instructions . . . sensible advice - The Sunday Times

The childhood memoir is a triumphant display of wit, story-telling and guts. His advice to writers is hard-nosed, practical and level-headed in the classic journalistic Orwell-Hemingway tradition - Evening Standard

This is the written equivalent of Delia Smith's How To Cook. And, like British home cooking, the world of popular fiction will be better off for it - The Times

Stephen King is a genius . . . In this book he tells us what first made him a horror writer . . . I find King fascinating because he writes in the least florid way possible, yet his very direct approach to getting his awesome imagination onto a blank page works. - Jeremy Vine in We Love This Book

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