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Stephen King

 AP English August 30, 2013 Stephen King: On Writing- A Memoir of the Craft Stephen King wrote his book On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft to explain that there’s more to writing than words on a paper. He gives a new perspective to the reader on the process that goes into writing and what he goes through when writing a novel. For example, he mentions that after writing a first draft he’ll put the draft away for six weeks until he starts to edit because it is important to have a break before...

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stephen king

Influences King has called Richard Matheson "the author who influenced me most as a writer."[9] In a current edition of Matheson's The Shrinking Man, King is quoted: "A horror story if there ever was one...a great adventure story—it is certainly one of that select handful that I have given to people, envying them the experience of the first reading." Ray Bradbury is another influence, with King himself stating "without Ray Bradbury, there is no Stephen King."[68] King refers to H. P. Lovecraft...

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Stephen King Bibliography

Stephen King: The Highs and Lows of being a Great American Author. Conradt, Stacy. “10 Facts About Stephen King.” Mentalfloss.com September 21, 2009. -This particular source gives interesting facts about King’s early life, including one of the tragic events in his life that lead to his unique writing elements. -This source is going to help me setup the introduction and beginning of my research paper leading into the body of my...

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Analysis of Stephen King

Stephen King: On Writing Stephen King is a man of many talents and personalities; not only is he able to scare his readers immensely, he is also able to make them laugh. I chose a passage from Stephen King's On Writing for this assignment; the passage stuck in my mind for a long time after I finished the book. His writing style is unique compared to the other autobiographies I have read over the years. Everything that a person writes has a meaning or purpose whether it's a letter or an essay...

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'Misery' by Stephen King

Text Review – 'Misery' by Stephen King Title: 'Misery' Author: Stephen King Plot: Paul Sheldon is a famous writer who created the popular 'Misery' series, and has just killed off the main character, Misery Chastain. He has just finished writing a new novel called 'Fast Cars' and is heading to New York to get the manuscript printed when his car crashes in Colorado. He is pulled from the wreckage with both of his legs shattered by his number one fan, Annie Wilkes. She took him to her home...

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Explaination Essay-Thinner by Stephen King

Explanation Essay: Thinner Best Seller Upper Iowa University Abstract Stephen King is the author of over thirty novels, many short stories, several screenplays and other literature, and has remained on, or at least been a staple on the best seller list. Over his career of writing his literature has gained criticism and praise, depending on who you are asking. Whether or not the novel Thinner is best seller material again would depend on who you inquire with. I will not attempt to say whether...

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Desperation by Stephen King

Desperation, a recent Stephen King novel, is not just a book, but an experience that leaves the reader frightened, paranoid, and questioning his moral beliefs. Picture, if you will, a lone, crazed Nevada policeman who pulls over vehicles on a lonely desert highway and forcefully takes away their occupants. Whichever of them he doesn't kill immediately, he locks up in the jail of the small desolate town of Desperation. Among those captured are the vacationing Carver family, whose RV is sabotaged on...

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stephen king the body essay

In the Novel the body by Stephen king The Character Gordie Lachance is a very girfted kid. Gordie is very creative having the ability to create stories for his friends and he also like writing stories. Gordie is also has good teamwork skills being able to act efficient in a group of people. Gordie was also neglected but he still managed to be successful. One of Gordie’s character traits is creativity, Gordie has a talent for writing stories in the novel Chris and Gordie had a talk. Chris...

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Stephen King Using Gothic Literature

Stephen King is known as one of the greatest horror and gothic writers of our time. The reason for this is his ability to fuse the gothic elements created by stories such as Dracula or Frankenstein and todays horror. King has written hundreds of short stories but two in-particular “The Night Flier” and “Popsy” show his unique ability to combined gothic elements from the old literature with realistic settings and people of our era. One of his greater talents is being able to use gothic element...

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The writings of Edgar Allen Poe vs. Stephen King.

1 To analyze and compare and contrast the writing styles of Stephen King and Edgar Allan Poe you must look at each one of their backgrounds and forms of writing. Stephen Edwin King is one of the most popular and best selling writers of today. Stephen King's horror can be appealing, as it strikes everyone from Edgar Allan Poe to Chuck Berry (Stine Vol. 26 238) King is a prolific and popular author of horror fiction. In his works, King blends elements of the traditional gothic tale with those of...

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