Emad Elsaid's Library

This is my physical books library that I accumulated over the past couple years in Berlin. It's open for my friends to borrow from.




On Writing

A Memoir of the Craft

Stephen King

There is a reason why Stephen King is one of the bestselling writers in the world, ever. Described in the Guardian as 'the most remarkable storyteller in modern American literature', Stephen King writes books that draw you in and are impossible to put down. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer's craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King's advice is grounded in the vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999 - and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery.

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- use active verbs/voice
- the adverb is jot your friend

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- read a lot write a lot

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Loud music can help to eleminate distractions. For sure it helped me before every time I tried writing

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Write about what you know

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Your job is to say what you see then to get on with your story

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- Never tell us a thing if you can show us
- use dialogue to convey character traits instead if telling them

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