On Writing

A Memoir of the Craft
King, Stephen (Book - 2000 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
On Writing

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Singing Times Tables Book 1 by Helen MacGregor and Stephen Chadwick uses rhythmic rapping and vibrant vocals to transform learning the times tables - whether it's rote learning, applying calculations or testing them. For times tables with a special x factor, these contemporary, cool songs are the place for kids to start. Higher standards in maths are getting an extra push from the Department for Education with a target for pupils to know their times tables up to 12x12 by age 9. In Singing Times Tables Book 1, children develop a secure knowledge of the 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 times tables. By rapping or singing to lively performance and backing tracks they rote learn the tables, then they apply the calculations in real life situation songs and chants. The last section offers question and answer tests - a handy assessment tool for teachers.
Authors: King, Stephen, 1947-
Title: On writing
a memoir of the craft
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2000.
Characteristics: 288 p. ;,23 cm.
Local Note: 1 6 7 9 15 24 29 33 35 53 67 74 76 97 102 109 112 122 129 133 143 148 151 152 153 159 160 167 172 173 182 188 193 198 203 210 211 216 222 224 226 228 231 242 244 250 264 268 270 272 274 276 278
ISBN: 0684853523
Statement of Responsibility: by Stephen King
Subject Headings: King, Stephen, 1947- Authors, American 20th century Biography. King, Stephen, 1947- Authorship. Horror stories Authorship. Authorship.
Topical Term: Authors, American
Horror stories
LCCN: 00030105
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Jul 03, 2014
  • AUBURN LIBRARY BOOKLISTS rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book is supposed to be 'thee' book for aspiring writers. I found King's process fascinating and his advice priceless.

Jul 03, 2014
  • angeye87 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I checked this book out because Stephen King is my favorite Author :) I'm glad I did! It was nice getting a peak inside his world, and was pretty helpful. It helps give you motivation on those times that it can be hard to write.

This is one of the many books recommended by NaNoWriMo & Camp NaNoWriMo.

Dec 26, 2013
  • annanina rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I saw the main value of this book in his autobiographical material. There are things in life, especially in the childhood, that are so painful that many people are unable to revisit them in their memories, let alone write them down and publish them. He did, truthfully and honestly. The love of his mother, the story of her illness and death - so touching! The story of his addiction is incredibly well written. The chapter about his accident , the way it is described, how long it took him to heal - great writing.

Aug 22, 2013
  • XiaoXinBi rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Nothing ground-breaking about writing, but does help a lot, and Stephen King's style is instantly likeable.

Jul 15, 2013
  • Missnothing rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I had to read this book for my AP LA class. I actually enjoyed it. I like how his language doesn't sound too academic or sophisticated. It sounds like he's actually having a conversation with the reader and at times is vulgar. What I liked most is that he cuts the BS and just gets straight to the point. Over all it was very inspiring and encouraging. His advice is splendid.

Dec 17, 2012
  • AuntJane rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great book, very interesting reading.

Jul 25, 2012
  • whetstone rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is inspiring, moving, and encouraging. If you are a writer, or want to be one, I highly recommend it.

Jul 24, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A good guide for fiction writers from one of the most acclaimed and commercially successful fiction writers of all time. In addition, the memoir was an interesting addition, as it prefaced the guide in a way that explained how he came in his life to the conclusions he uses. Not only does this book explain how, but it provides the why. Fantastic read, and I would definitely recommend it, as it has some interesting tips that you don't hear too often. It's so honest and insightful, I would recommend it to pretty much anyone.

Jan 08, 2012
  • lgibbon rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

An excellent tool for new writers of fiction!

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Jul 24, 2012
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Dec 17, 2013
  • angeye87 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"... sometimes even a monster is no monster. Sometimes it's beautiful and we fall in love with all that story, more than any film or TV program could ever hope to provide. Even after a thousand pages we don't want to leave the world the writer has made for us, or the make-believe people who live there."

Dec 17, 2013
  • angeye87 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“The scariest moment is always just before you start.”

Dec 17, 2013
  • angeye87 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“You can approach the act of writing with nervousness, excitement, hopefulness, or even despair--the sense that you can never completely put on the page what's in your mind and heart. You can come to the act with your fists clenched and your eyes narrowed, ready to kick ass and take down names. You can come to it because you want a girl to marry you or because you want to change the world. Come to it any way but lightly. Let me say it again: you must not come lightly to the blank page."

Jul 15, 2013
  • Missnothing rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”


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