On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

What factors in King's childhood and young adulthood influenced his writing? Was King's brother Dave an important influence in King's writing career? Which factors determined the type of writing he does? Give specific examples from the book to support your claims.

Essay Topic 2

King believes a writer should write a lot to be successful. Throughout his life, King has always written. Cite specific examples from King's life that demonstrate his dedication to his theory of good writing.

Essay Topic 3

What was the single most important factor in King's early success in his writing career? Back up your statements with illustrations from the book, On Writing.

Essay Topic 4

What factors led to the publication of Carrie? Why do you think the novel was a success? Use ideas from the text to support your claims.

Essay Topic 5

Do you think a writer can learn to 'see' and write...

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