Das Leben und das Schreiben

Memoiren

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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

Das Leben und das Schreiben

Memoiren

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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.

On Writing

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Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743455967

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 297

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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

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Author: Eudora Welty

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 0307786773

Category: Reference

Page: 128

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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.

On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition

A Memoir of the Craft

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Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: 9781439156810

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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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

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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.

Schreiben wie ein Schriftsteller

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

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Author: William Zinsser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783932909726

Category:

Page: 236

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On Writing

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Author: Jorge Luis Borges,Suzanne Jill Levine

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780143105725

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 167

View: 7842

Collects essays and thoughts on the craft of writing by the author of "The Aleph" and many other literary classics.

The Spooky Art

Thoughts on Writing

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Author: Norman Mailer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1588362868

Category: Reference

Page: 352

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“Writing is spooky,” according to Norman Mailer. “There is no routine of an office to keep you going, only the blank page each morning, and you never know where your words are coming from, those divine words.” In The Spooky Art, Mailer discusses with signature candor the rewards and trials of the writing life, and recommends the tools to navigate it. Addressing the reader in a conversational tone, he draws on the best of more than fifty years of his own criticism, advice, and detailed observations about the writer’s craft. Praise for The Spooky Art “The Spooky Art shows Mailer’s brave willingness to take on demanding forms and daunting issues. . . . He has been a thoughtful and stylish witness to the best and worst of the American century.”—The Boston Globe “At his best—as artists should be judged—Mailer is indispensable, an American treasure. There is enough of his best in this book for it to be welcomed with gratitude.”—The Washington Post “[The Spooky Art] should nourish and inform—as well as entertain—almost any serious reader of the novel.”—Baltimore Sun “The richest book ever written about the writer’s subconscious.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “Striking . . . entrancingly frank.”—Entertainment Weekly Praise for Norman Mailer “[Norman Mailer] loomed over American letters longer and larger than any other writer of his generation.”—The New York Times “A writer of the greatest and most reckless talent.”—The New Yorker “A devastatingly alive and original creative mind.”—Life “Mailer is fierce, courageous, and reckless and nearly everything he writes has sections of headlong brilliance.”—The New York Review of Books “The largest mind and imagination [in modern] American literature . . . Unlike just about every American writer since Henry James, Mailer has managed to grow and become richer in wisdom with each new book.”—Chicago Tribune “Mailer is a master of his craft. His language carries you through the story like a leaf on a stream.”—The Cincinnati Post From the Hardcover edition.

Writers on Writing

The Art of the Short Story

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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.

Stein On Writing

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

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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.

Focus on Writing Composition

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Author: Ray Barker,Louis Fidge

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 0174203209

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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The supporting Teacher Resource Books offer practical advice on organising and using the course and privide a comprehensive range of further teaching ideas that cover all links with the NLS.

On Writing

A Process Reader

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Author: Wendy Bishop

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social

ISBN: 9780072379396

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 639

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Organized around different aspects of the writing process, the selections in this work are written by published authors, students, and instructors. It aims to illuminate the art and craft of writing.

Writers on Writing

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Author: Robert Pack,Jay Parini

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9780874515602

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 294

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Perspectives on Writing

Research, Theory, and Practice

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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.

Henry Miller on Writing

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Author: Henry Miller

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811201124

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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Some of the most rewarding pages in Henry Miller's books concern his self-education as a writer. He tells, as few great writers ever have, how he set his goals, how he discovered the excitement of using words, how the books he read influenced him, and how he learned to draw on his own experience.

The Half-Known World

On Writing Fiction

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Author: Robert Boswell

Publisher: Graywolf Press

ISBN: 9781555970215

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 176

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A rigorous examination of the workings of fiction by the novelist Robert Boswell, "one of America's finest writers" (Tom Perrotta) Robert Boswell has been writing, reading, and teaching literature for more than twenty years. In this sparkling collection of essays, he brings this vast experience and a keen critical eye to bear on craft issues facing literary writers. Examples from masters such as Leo Tolstoy, Flannery O'Connor, and Alice Munro illustrate this engaging discussion of what makes great writing. At the same time, Boswell moves readers beyond the classroom, candidly sharing the experiences that have shaped his own writing life. A chance encounter in a hotel bar leads to a fascinating glimpse into his imaginative process. And through the story of a boyhood adventure, Boswell details how important it is for writers to give themselves over to what he calls the "half-known world" of fiction, where surprise and meaning converge.

On Writing and Writers

Being Extracts from His Notebooks

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Author: Walter Raleigh

Publisher: Ayer Publishing

ISBN: 9780836908060

Category:

Page: N.A

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Negotiating with the Dead

A Writer on Writing

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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.

On Writing Well

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Author: William K. Zinsser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780060473952

Category: English language

Page: 160

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On Writing Well, which grew out of a course that William Zinsser taught at Yale, has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity, and for the warmth of its style. It is a book for anybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does. Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, the arts, or about yourself in the increasingly popular memoir genre, On Writing Well offers you both fundamental principles as well as the insights of a distinguished practitioner. How to Write a Memoir tells you how to write the story of your life. Everyone has a story - whether you're a professional writer or just want to validate your personal and family reminiscences, William Zinsser explains how to do it, and do it well.