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Find out what books and films influenced the young writer, his first idea for a story and the true life tale that inspired Carrie. For the first time, here's an intimate autobiographical portrait of his home life, his family and his traumatic recent accident. Citing examples of his work and those of his contemporaries, King gives an excellent masterclass on writing - how to use the tools of the trade from building characters to pace and plotting as well as practical advice on presentation. And King tells readers how he got to be a No. 1 bestseller for a quarter of a century with fascinating descriptions of his own process, the origins and development of, e.g. Carrie and Misery.

Essays & Writing >> Literary Criticism >> Literary reference worksEssays & Writing >> Literary Criticism >> Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writersEssays & Writing >> Literary Criticism >> Literary studies: general >> Literary studies: from c 1900 - Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division Publication Date: 01/09/2001 ISBN-13: 9780340820469  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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