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On Writing by Stephen King
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Oct 17, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: stephen-king
Read from January 09 to 16, 2011 — I own a copy

Pretty amazing advice here, coupled with a funny and fragmented memoir of King's early life. But, honestly, I was waiting to see talk about The Dark Tower. It's so fun to jump inside his head and hear where such great ideas like Carrie and From A Buick Eight came from, that I was practically drooling, waiting to hear anything of his inspiration for The Dark Tower.

Still, a super easy read. Practically feels like your in a tete-a-tete with the master himself.
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“Let's get one thing clear right now, shall we? There is no Idea Dump, no Story Central, no Island of the Buried Bestsellers; good story ideas seem to come quite literally from nowhere, sailing at you right out of the empty sky: two previously unrelated ideas come together and make something new under the sun. Your job isn't to find these ideas but to recognize them when they show up.”
Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

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