Das Leben und das Schreiben

Memoiren

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641054001

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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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
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Das Leben und das Schreiben

Memoiren

Author: Stephen King,Andrea Fischer,Corinna Wieja

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453435742

Category:

Page: 382

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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.
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Das Leben und das Schreiben

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548368719

Category:

Page: 333

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On Writing

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743455967

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 297

View: 5617

The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.
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On Writing

Author: Eudora Welty

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 0307786773

Category: Reference

Page: 128

View: 5520

Eudora Welty was one of the twentieth century’s greatest literary figures. For as long as students have been studying her fiction as literature, writers have been looking to her to answer the profound questions of what makes a story good, a novel successful, a writer an artist. On Writing presents the answers in seven concise chapters discussing the subjects most important to the narrative craft, and which every fiction writer should know, such as place, voice, memory, and language. But even more important is what Welty calls “the mystery” of fiction writing—how the writer assembles language and ideas to create a work of art. Originally part of her larger work The Eye of the Story but never before published in a stand- alone volume, On Writing is a handbook every fiction writer, whether novice or master, should keep within arm’s reach. Like The Elements of Style, On Writing is concise and fundamental, authoritative and timeless—as was Eudora Welty herself. From the Hardcover edition.
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On Writing

Author: Jorge Luis Borges,Suzanne Jill Levine

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780143105725

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 167

View: 7328

Collects essays and thoughts on the craft of writing by the author of "The Aleph" and many other literary classics.
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On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition

A Memoir of the Craft

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: 9781439156810

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 3955

“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.
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On Writing

Author: A.L. Kennedy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448130344

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

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After six novels, five story collections and two books of non-fiction, and countless international prizes, A.L. Kennedy certainly has the authority to talk about the craft of writing books – it’s just a wonder she’s found the time. These are missives from the authorial front line – urgent and vivid, full of the excitement, fury and frustration of trying to make thousands of words into a publishable book. At the core of On Writing is the hugely popular blog that Kennedy writes for the Guardian – and we follow her during a three-year period when she finished one collection of stories and started another, and wrote a novel in between. Readers and aspiring writers will have almost everything they need to know about the complexities of researching, writing and publishing fiction, but they will be receiving this wisdom conversationally, from one of the funniest and most alert of our contemporary authors. Alongside the blogs are brilliant essays on character, voice, writers’ workshops and writers’ health and the book ends with the transcript of Kennedy’s celebrated one-person show about writing and language that she has performed round the world to huge acclaim. Read together, all these pieces add up to the most intimate master-class imaginable from one of the finest – and most humane – writers in our language.
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Schreiben wie ein Schriftsteller

Fach- und Sachbuch, Biografie, Reisebericht, Kritik, Business, Wissenschaft und Technik

Author: William Zinsser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783932909726

Category:

Page: 236

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Stein On Writing

A Master Editor of Some of the Most Successful Writers of Our Century Shares His Craft Techniques and Strategies

Author: Sol Stein

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466864990

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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Your future as a writer is in your hands. Whether you are a newcomer or an accomplished professional, a novelist, story writer, or a writer of nonfiction, you will find this book a wealth of immediately useful guidance not available anywhere else. As Sol Stein, renowned editor, author, and instructor, explains, "This is not a book of theory. It is a book of useable solutions-- how to fix writing that is flawed, how to improve writing that is good, how to create interesting writing in the first place." You will find one of the great unspoken secrets of craftsmanship in Chapter 5, called "Markers: The Key to Swift Characterization." In Chapter 7, Stein reveals for he first time in print the wonderful system for creating instant conflict developed in the Playwrights Group of the Actors Studio, of which he was a founder. In "Secrets of Good Dialogue," the premier teacher of dialogue gives you the instantly useable techniques that not only make verbal exchanges exciting but that move the story forward immediately. You won't need to struggle with flashbacks or background material after you've read Chapter 14, which shows you how to bring background into the foreground. Writers of both fiction and nonfiction will relish the amphetamines for speeding up pace, and the many ways to liposuction flab, as well as how to tap originality and recognize what successful titles have in common. You'll discover literary values that enhance writing, providing depth and resonance. You'll bless the day you read Chapters 32 and 33 and discover why revising by starting at page one can be a serious mistake, and how to revise without growing cold on your manuscript. In the pages of this book, nonfiction writers will find a passport to the new revolution in journalism and a guide to using the techniques of fiction to enhance nonfiction. Fresh, useful, informative, and fun to read and reread, Stein on Writing is a book you will mark up, dog-ear, and cherish.
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On Writing

Author: Charles Bukowski

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1782117237

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 224

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'If a man truly desires to write, then he will. Rejection and ridicule will only strengthen him . . . There is no losing in writing, it will make your toes laugh as you sleep, it will make you stride like a tiger, it will fire the eye and put you face to face with death. You will die a fighter, you will be honored in hell. The luck of the word. Go with it, send it.' Charles Bukowski was one of our most iconoclastic, raw and riveting writers, one whose stories, poems and novels have left an enduring mark on our culture. On Writing collects Bukowski's reflections and ruminations on the craft he dedicated his life to. Piercing, unsentimental and often hilarious, On Writing is filled not only with memorable lines but also with the author's trademark toughness, leavened with moments of grace, pathos and intimacy. In the previously unpublished letters to editors, friends and fellow writers collected here, Bukowski is brutally frank about the drudgery of work and uncompromising when it comes to the absurdities of life and of art.
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Perspectives on Writing

Research, Theory, and Practice

Author: Roselmina Indrisano,James R. Squire

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780872072688

Category: Education

Page: 368

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Providing a foundation in which researchers may build future research and theory and in which teachers may design more effective classroom practice, this book presents 12 essays that bring together the contributions of researchers and teacher-scholars to present the significant theory and research related to the writing process. The book is divided into 5 sections: Part One focuses on the development of writing; Part Two addresses the relationship of writing to reading and the ways to which readers effectively respond to informational prose; Part Three discusses the need for development of vocabulary and the technical aspects of writing; Part Four describes the research and theory that inform classroom instruction; and Part Five examines three aspects of a portfolio approach to writing assessment. Essays in the book are: (1) "A New Framework for Understanding Cognition and Affect in Writing" (John R. Hayes); (2) "Writing and the Sea of Voices: Oral Language in, around, and about Writing" (Anne Haas Dyson); (3) "Emergent Writing: A Discussion of the Sources of Our Knowledge" (Judith A. Schickedanz); (4) "Alternative Models of Writing Development" (Arthur N. Applebee); (5) "Writing and Reading Relationships: Constructive Tasks" (Judith A. Langer and Sheila Flihan); (6) "Responding to Informative Prose" (Bonnie B. Armbruster); (7) "Just the Right Word: Vocabulary and Writing" (Dale D. Johnson); (8) "Mental Processes and the Conventions of Writing: Spelling, Punctuation, Handwriting" (Richard E. Hodges); (9) "Writing across the Curriculum" (Richard T. Vacca and Jo Anne L. Vacca); (10) "Teaching Writing in Urban Schools: Cognitive Processes, Curriculum Resources, and the Missing Links--Management and Grouping" (James Flood and Diane Lapp); (11) "Writing and Communication Technologies" (Colette Daiute); and (12) "Writing Portfolios: Activity, Assessment, Authenticity (Robert C. Calfee). Appendixes contain "Rhetoric and Research on Class Size" (Edmund J. Farrell and Juli.
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Writers on Writing

Author: Robert Pack,Jay Parini

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9780874515602

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 294

View: 3810

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Speaking for the Generations

Native Writers on Writing

Author: Simon J. Ortiz

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816518500

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

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Presents profiles of such authors as Leslie Marmon Silko, Gloria Bird, Esther B. Belin, Daniel David Moses, and Victor D. Montejo
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Negotiating with the Dead

A Writer on Writing

Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521662604

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 219

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The author of The Handmaid's Tale discusses the writing life and the role of the writer in society, making reference to many other writers, alive and dead, to make her case.
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On Writing Science Fiction

The Editors Strike Back

Author: George H. Scithers,Darrell Schweitzer,Isaac Asimov,John M. Ford

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1880448785

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 236

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Here you will find the collective experience of three writers and editors distilled into a complete guide to writing science fiction. Separate chapters cover Idea, Plot, Character, Background, Science, Tragedy, and Comedy. Twelve stories, each a first sale by its author, illustrate the main points of the book. A foreword by Isaac Asimov gives an overall look at the task of becoming an SF writer, and an appendix by the editors explains exactly how to prepare a manuscript for publication.
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Writers on Writing

The Art of the Short Story

Author: Maurice Angus Lee

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313315923

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 247

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Short story writers reflect on the craft, on their own works, and on challenges and trends in short story writing.
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On Writing

A Process Reader

Author: Wendy Bishop

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780077213329

Category: College readers

Page: 601

View: 5431

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Willa Cather on Writing

Critical Studies on Writing as an Art

Author: Willa Cather

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803263321

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 126

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"Whatever is felt upon the page without being specifically named there—that, one might say, is created." This famous observation appears in Willa Cather on Writing, a collection of essays and letters first published in 1949. In the course of it Cather writes, with grace and piercing clarity, about her own fiction and that of Sarah Orne Jewett, Stephen Crane, and Katherine Mansfield, among others. She concludes, "Art is a concrete and personal and rather childish thing after all—no matter what people do to graft it into science and make it sociological and psychological; it is no good at all unless it is let alone to be itself—a game of make-believe, of re-production, very exciting and delightful to people who have an ear for it or an eye for it."
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