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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays: On Writing by Stephen King


Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading

Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King p. 52


"During period four, three of my friends were laughing so hard in the back of study-hall that Miss Raypach (Rat Pack to you, chum) crept up on them to see what was so funny. She confiscated The Village Vomit, on which I had, either out of over-weening pride or almost unbelievable naivete, put my name as Editor in Chief & Grand High Poobah, and at the close of school I was for the second time in my student career summoned to the office on account of something I had written."


The first half of this book is memoir, and here Mr. King is recounting his experience in high school having written a spoof of the school newspaper.

6 comments:

Teacher/Learner said...

This book is a lot of fun to read and so honest about the craft. I've barely used an adverb in my writing since :D

Jules (The Great, The Good and The Bad) said...

Interesting teaser! I haven't read this book in a while but I do remember enjoying it

http://thegreatthegoodandthebad.blogspot.com/

Priya said...

I have wanted to read this book for such a long time! I love Stephen King. Great teaser! I am definitely going to read this next :)

Here's my teaser for the week: http://peskypiksipesternomi.blogspot.com/2011/05/teaser-tuesday-7.html

"Confuzzled" Shannon said...

Hah! Stephen King is a master! I have yet to read this though.

Lady Q said...

What a coincidence--I just recommended this book to someone not five minutes ago! It's excellent! Here's my teaser. Happy reading!

Heather said...

I can't tell you how long this book has moldered atop my TBR pile. I've thumbed through it a few times, but have yet to sit down and read it cover to cover.
My teaser: A Courtesan's Guide to Getting Your Man