On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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* Relates the events of King's childhood and young adulthood as they pertain to his writing.

* King went to college where he met his wife Tabitha.

* Tabitha saved his first published novel, Carrie, from the trashcan.

* King's life changed with the sale of Carrie.

* King fell into a spiral of alcohol and drug addiction after his first published novel.

* King mentions writing as life support.

What Writing Is

* King uses an image to demonstrate to his reader that writing is a serious business.

* King explains why he believes that writing is telepathy.

* King suggests that the reader put his book away if they cannot believe in writing as magic.

* King is not going to write a typical writing instruction book.

* King believes that writing is a serious job and not something you do for money.

* King touches on the theme of writing as a career versus writing...

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