Das Leben und das Schreiben

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641054001
Format: PDF, Kindle
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„Ich schreibe so lange, wie der Leser davon überzeugt ist, in den Händen eines erstklassigen Wahnsinnigen zu sein.“ Stephen King Während der Genesung nach einem schweren Unfall schreibt Stephen King seine Memoiren – Leben und Schreiben sind eins. Ein unverzichtbarer Ratgeber für alle angehenden Schriftsteller und eine Fundgrube für alle, die mehr über den König des Horror-Genres erfahren wollen. Ein kluges und gleichzeitig packendes Buch über gelebte Literatur. »Eine Konfession.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Das Leben und das Schreiben

Author: Stephen King
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783453435742
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King äussert sich über die Art und Weise der Entstehung einiger seiner Romane und die Gefühle, die ihn dazu bewegen, seine Bücher zu schreiben. In einem autobiographischen Kapitel geht er auch auf seine Alkohol- und Drogensucht ein. Ein weiteres Thema des Buches sind Kings Kindheit und Studienzeit sowie die Umstände, unter denen er seine ersten Manuskripte verkaufen konnte. Die Eigenheiten und Besonderheiten seines literarischen Stils werden erläutert. Stephen King untersucht darüber hinaus Passagen aus Werken einiger bekannter Schriftsteller wie etwa H.P. Lovecraft oder Ernest Hemingway. Am Schluss des Buches gibt King eine Anleitung und Hilfestellungen für Leser, die selbst beginnen wollen, Romane zu schreiben. Erstmals äussert er sich zu seinem schweren Unfall und gibt Einblicke in seinen damals neusten Roman Der Buick.

On Writing

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743455967
Format: PDF
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The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.

On Writing

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848941080
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer's craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King's advice is grounded in the vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999 - and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. There is a reason why Stephen King is one of the bestselling writers in the world, ever. Described in the Guardian as 'the most remarkable storyteller in modern American literature', Stephen King writes books that draw you in and are impossible to put down.

On Writing 10th Anniversary Edition

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: 9781439156810
Format: PDF, Docs
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“Long live the King” hailed Entertainment Weekly upon publication of Stephen King’s On Writing. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King’s advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999—and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, On Writing will empower and entertain everyone who reads it—fans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told.

On Writing A Memoir of the Craft

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Ireland Books
ISBN:
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Amazon.com Review Short and snappy as it is, Stephen King's On Writing really contains two books: a fondly sardonic autobiography and a tough-love lesson for aspiring novelists. The memoir is terrific stuff, a vivid description of how a writer grew out of a misbehaving kid. You're right there with the young author as he's tormented by poison ivy, gas-passing babysitters, uptight schoolmarms, and a laundry job nastier than Jack London's. It's a ripping yarn that casts a sharp light on his fiction. This was a child who dug Yvette Vickers from Attack of the Giant Leeches, not Sandra Dee. "I wanted monsters that ate whole cities, radioactive corpses that came out of the ocean and ate surfers, and girls in black bras who looked like trailer trash." But massive reading on all literary levels was a craving just as crucial, and soon King was the published author of "I Was a Teen-Age Graverobber." As a young adult raising a family in a trailer, King started a story inspired by his stint as a janitor cleaning a high-school girls locker room. He crumpled it up, but his writer wife retrieved it from the trash, and using her advice about the girl milieu and his own memories of two reviled teenage classmates who died young, he came up with __. King gives us lots of revelations about his life and work. The kidnapper character in Misery, the mind-possessing monsters in The Tommyknockers, and the haunting of the blocked writer in The Shining symbolized his cocaine and booze addiction (overcome thanks to his wife's intervention, which he describes). "There's one novel, Cujo, that I barely remember writing." King also evokes his college days and his recovery from the van crash that nearly killed him, but the focus is always on what it all means to the craft. He gives you a whole writer's "tool kit": a reading list, writing assignments, a corrected story, and nuts-and-bolts advice on dollars and cents, plot and character, the basic building block of the paragraph, and literary models. He shows what you can learn from H.P. Lovecraft's arcane vocabulary, Hemingway's leanness, Grisham's authenticity, Richard Dooling's artful obscenity, Jonathan Kellerman's sentence fragments. He explains why is a great story marred by a tin ear for dialogue, and how Elmore Leonard's could be the antidote. King isn't just a writer, he's a true teacher. --Tim Appelo From Publishers Weekly As his diehard fans know, King is a member of a writers-only rock 'n' roll band (Amy Tan is also a member), and this recording starts off with a sampling of their music. It may sound unsettling to some, but King quickly puts listeners at ease with his confident, candid and breezy tone. Here, King tells the story of his childhood and early influences, describes his development as a writer, offers extensive advice on technique (read: write tight and no bullshit) and finally recounts his well-known experience of being hit by a drunk driver while walking on a country road in 1999 and the role that his work has played in his rehabilitation. While some of his guidance is not exactly revolutionary (he recommends The Elements of Style as a must-have reference), other revelations that vindicate authors of popular fiction, like himself, as writers, such as his preference for stressing character and situation over plot, are engrossing. He also offers plenty of commonsense advice on how to organize a workspace and structure one's day. While King's comical childhood anecdotes and sober reflections on his accident may be appreciated while driving to work or burning calories on a treadmill, the book's main exercise does not work as well in the audio format. King's strongest recommendation, after all, is that writers must be readers, and despite his adept performance, aspiring authors might find that they would absorb more by picking up the book. Based on the Scribner hardcover (Forecasts, July 31, 2000). Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

Ohne jeden Zweifel

Author: Tom Rob Smith
Publisher: Manhattan
ISBN: 3641091489
Format: PDF
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Der neue Bestseller von einem der brillantesten Spannungsautoren weltweit Für Daniel ist die Nachricht ein Schock: Seine Mutter, die seit einigen Monaten mit ihrem Mann in Schweden lebt, wurde in die Psychiatrie eingeliefert. Tilde leide unter Verfolgungsangst und Wahnvorstellungen, behauptet Daniels Vater. Doch Tilde selbst, die aus Schweden zu ihrem Sohn nach London flieht, erzählt eine ganz andere Geschichte. Eine von vertuschten Verbrechen in einer eingeschworenen kleinen Gemeinschaft und dem Verschwinden einer jungen Frau in jener abgelegenen Gegend Schwedens. Doch niemand will ihr glauben. Nun ist Daniel ihre letzte Hoffnung. Tilde schildert ihm die Ereignisse der vergangenen Monate, immer in der Angst, dass auch er an ihrem Verstand zweifeln könnte ...