Secret Windows Essays And Fiction On The Craft Of Writing

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 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 Included in this collection are unpublished early fiction (very early; King was twelve when he wrote "Jumper" and "Rush Call"); a pre-Carrie article with tips for selling stories to men's magazines ("The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"); advice to his son on writing (with the look-twice title "Great Hookers I Have Known"); 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 Writing 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.

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About this Item: Book of the Month Club, New York, NY, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Except for owner's bookplate on title page, book itself is as new with no discernible wear. Dust jacket has barely perceptible shelf wear. Seller Inventory # 035231

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About this Item: Book-of-the-Month Club, New York, 2000. 1/4 cloth. Condition: Near fine. Dust Jacket Condition: near fine. Book of the Month Club Edition. Issued only by Book-of-the-Month Club, this startingly white, hardcover book is in near fine condition with a near fine dust jacket. White quarter-cloth over white paper boards. Mild soiling at foot of spine. Binding is sturdy and square. Dust jacket has no tears or creases, but shows uniform dust soiling on the rear cover. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. BOMC does not specify first printings, so edition unknown, assumed first. 433 [1] pp. Octavo, 5 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches tall. Seller Inventory # 754

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About this Item: 1900. BOOK CLUB EDITION. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Book-of-the-Month Club, 2000. Hardcover. Book Club Edition.Book Condition: Very Good. Jacket Condition: Very Good. .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 12 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"); advice to his son on writing ( with the look-twice title "Great Hookers I Have Known"); 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). Book. Seller Inventory # 9780165006437

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