Find out what books and films influenced the young writer, his
first idea for a story and the true life tale that inspired Carrie.
For the first time, here's an intimate autobiographical portrait of
his home life, his family and his traumatic recent accident. Citing
examples of his work and those of his contemporaries, King gives an
excellent masterclass on writing - how to use the tools of the
trade from building characters to pace and plotting as well as
practical advice on presentation. And King tells readers how he got
to be a No. 1 bestseller for a quarter of a century with
fascinating descriptions of his own process, the origins and
development of, e.g. Carrie and Misery.