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FEBRUARY 22, 2012
A Book We Love: On Writing

Chances are you already know Stephen King is the prolific author of numerous horror books, from The Shinning and Carrie to It and The Stand. However, did you know he also writes under the pseudonym Richard Bachman? Did you know the following movies are based on King’s writings: Stand by Me (based on the novella, The Body), The Shawshank Redemption (based on the short story, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption), The Green Mile (based on a serial novel of the same name), and Apt Pupil (based on a novella of the same name)? It turns out there is a lot to learn about one of America’s busiest authors.



On WritingKing’s book, On Writing: a Memoir of the Craft is part memoir and part guidebook for writers. King writes about childhood memories, addiction, writing, and much more. In one interesting anecdote, King describes how his wife rescued one of his stories from the garbage and encouraged him to finish it – that story, Carrie, would become his first published novel. On Writing is a great book for people who are fans of Stephen King, aspiring writers, or individuals who like to read autobiographies and memoirs.

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