Più che un manuale tecnico per aspiranti scrittori, questo libro è un'autobiografia del mestiere, in cui la storia personale e professionale di King si fondono totalmente. Il capitolo d'apertura, «Curriculum vitae» ripercorre gli anni della formazione attraverso i momenti di crescita fino al grande successo di «Carrie». «La cassetta degli attrezzi» è invece una disincantata elencazione dei ferri del mestiere. «Sullo scrivere» illustra le fasi del racconto creativo fino all'approdo editoriale; infine «Sul vivere» racconta come l'autore abbia visto la morte da vicino dopo lo spaventoso incidente in cui è stato coinvolto e come, grazie alla scrittura, sia tornato alla vita.
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”Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as well. It’s about getting up, getting well, and getting over. Getting happy okay? Getting hap Leggi tutto
(A) 87% | Extraordinary Notes: The first novel-length book I'd ever finished over the span of one day. Done over two sittings, with a nap in between.
Let's be honest: Stephen King is not one of the greatest writers of all time. He will never win a Pulitzer or a Nobel (he might win a Newberry though, if he ever decides to tap into the Kids/Young Adult market), and on the few times his books are featured in the New York Times Book Review , the revie Leggi tutto
There's this magic thing that happens sometimes: I can't wait to reread a book I haven't even finished yet. It's a rare feeling, but one that happens whenever I'm in the midst of a new favourite book. I'm reading these amazing scenes, freaking out over fantastic passages, and already looking forward Leggi tutto
I know it's like saying "puppies are cute," but it bears repeating: everyone who wants to write, whether for a living or not, simply must read this book. On Writing did more for me as a writer than anything, and any success I've found as a storyteller can be traced to my reading it.
Un libro imprescincible para cualquier escritor. No soy muy fan de libros tipo 'autoayuda', porque siento que su tono es condescendiente. No soy fan, en general, de gente que se cree por encima de ti y decide prestar su valioso tiempo en enseñarte lo que sabe, pero dejándote claro que su éxito es ina Leggi tutto
So it's become very clear to me now that very few writers actually write about the craft. The only Latin American writer to do so? Mario Vargas Llosa (who took several years off of his busy novel-writing to write about his now-ex-pal Gabriel Garcia Marquez). But I suddenly forgot who the King was (n Leggi tutto
I read this shortly after finishing NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) this year, actually it would be more accurate to say I devoured it. This is full of great writing advice, and I'll need to get a copy and read it 1-2 times a year. Most helpful? The section on grammar! Seriously, I never re Leggi tutto
The book is great and if you like writing, it is probably a must read. I could write a summary of the book, it is easy enough to summarize and there are only a few important points that King presents, but then I dont want you to get it for free. :) Go and read the book yourself, it is worth it. Rude? Leggi tutto
Like the curate’s egg, this is good in parts. I can see why writers, and budding writers find this book inspirational, and fans of his oeuvre will enjoy learning how certain stories came to be. But it’s several very different books and booklets, within a single set of covers - curious that a book a Leggi tutto
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