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On Writing: A Memoir on the Craft – STEPHEN KING

On Writing Book Cover On Writing
Stephen King
Biography & Craft
Simon and Schuster
June 25, 2002

Critically lauded writer Stephen King shares his experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work.


Like most book nerds, I was a voracious reader as a child. I reveled in the magical worlds that authors built for me. But that all changed as I grew older and moved across the pond from Germany to California. Narrative adventures took a backseat to acquiring skills in a foreign language. By the time I became a full-grown woman, books had long disappeared from my daily routine. It wasn’t that I’d lost my appetite for stories – I still loved to be taken on a joy ride in my imagination –  but I did find it increasingly harder to sustain a habit that wasn’t directly benefiting the padding of my wallet.

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