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Secret Windows: Essays and Fiction on the Craft of Writing
Secret Windows Essays and Fiction on the Craft of Writing Author:Stephen King One day, while in his laundry room, Stephen King squeezed behind his dryer, looked out of a window, and realized that he was seeing a garden that he'd never noticed before. This is what great writers do, he thought. They look out of an almost forgotten window at an angle that renders the common extraordinary. — "Secret Windows: Essays and Fiction... more » on the Craft of Writing" is an exclusive Book-of-the-Month Club anthology of hard-to-find non-fiction pieces, little-known interviews, short stories, and articles about writing for those looking for direction on how to find their own "windows"--or for anyone wishing to be touched by Stephen King's humor and wisdom.
Included in this collection are unpublished early fiction (VERY early; King was twelve when he wrote "Jumper" and "Rush Call"); a pre-"Carrie" article with tips for selling stories to men's magazines ("The Horror Writer and the Ten Bears: A True Story"); recommendations to teen readers in a Seventeen article ("What Stephen King Does for Love"); a long chapter from his wonderful treatise on the horror genre ("Horror Fiction" from "Danse Macabre"); and even a first-time-in-print short story, "In the Deathroom" (just for fun).
Intended as a companion to Stephen King's 2000 book "On Writing", "Secret Windows: Essays and Fiction on the Craft of Wrting" captures the author's mind in action--spontaneous, subversive, quirky, yet morally and ethically serious. Together, they comprise virtually the sum of the thoughts on writing of the dominant force in American fiction for the past three decades.« less