On Writing Begins With King S Childhood And His Uncannily Early Focus On Writing To Tell A Story King Next Turns To The Basic Tools Of His Trade And Culminates With A Profoundly Moving Account Of How King S Overwhelming Need To Write Spurred Him Toward Recovery If You Don T Have The Time To Read, You Don T Have The Time Or The Tools To Write In 1999, Stephen King Began To Write About His Craft And His Life By Midyear, A Widely Reported Accident Jeopardized The Survival Of Both And In His Months Of Recovery, The Link Between Writing And Living Became Crucial Than Ever Rarely Has A Book On Writing Been So Clear, So Useful, And So Revealing On Writing Begins With A Mesmerizing Account Of King S Childhood And His Uncannily Early Focus On Writing To Tell A Story A Series Of Vivid Memories From Adolescence, College, And The Struggling Years That Led Up To His First Novel, Carrie, Will Afford Readers A Fresh And Often Very Funny Perspective On The Formation Of A Writer King Next Turns To The Basic Tools Of His Trade How To Sharpen And Multiply Them Through Use, And How The Writer Must Always Have Them Close At Hand He Takes The Reader Through Crucial Aspects Of The Writer S Art And Life, Offering Practical And Inspiring Advice On Everything From Plot And Character Development To Work Habits And Rejection Serialized In The New Yorker To Vivid Acclaim, On Writing Culminates With A Profoundly Moving Account Of How King S Overwhelming Need To Write Spurred Him Toward Recovery, And Brought Him Back To His Life Brilliantly Structured, Friendly And Inspiring, On Writing Will Empower And Entertain Everyone Who Reads It.
Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father s family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, M Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father s family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, Maine, for good Her parents, Guy and Nellie Pillsbury, had become incapacitated with old age, and Ruth King was persuaded by her sisters to take over the physical care of them Other family members provided a small house in Durham and financial support After Stephen s grandparents passed away, Mrs King found work in the kitchens of Pineland, a nearby residential facility for the mentally challenged.Stephen attended the grammar school in Durham and Lisbon Falls High School, graduating in 1966 From his sopho year at the University of Maine at Orono, he wrote a weekly column for the school newspaper, THE MAINE CAMPUS He was also active in student politics, serving as a member of the Student Senate He came to support the anti war movement on the Orono campus, arriving at his stance from a conservative view that the war in Vietnam was unconstitutional He graduated in 1970, with a B.A in English and qualified to teach on the high school level A draft board examination immediately post graduation found him 4 F on grounds of high blood pressure, limited vision, flat feet, and punctured eardrums.He met Tabitha Spruce in the stacks of the Fogler Library at the University, where they both worked as students they married in January of 1971 As Stephen was unable to find placement as a teacher immediately, the Kings lived on his earnings as a laborer at an industrial laundry, and her student loan and savings, with an occasional boost from a short story sale to men s magazines.Stephen made his first professional short story sale The Glass Floor to Startling Mystery Stories in 1967 Throughout the early years of his marriage, he continued to sell stories to men s magazines Many were gathered into the Night Shift collection or appeared in other anthologies.In the fall of 1971, Stephen began teaching English at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels
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- On Writing
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- 08 November 2018 Stephen King