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Why does Stephen King begin the book with a short biography of his life? What does Stephen King's childhood have to do with being a writer? Did Stephen King's childhood influence his writing? Does this short biography describe why he became a writer? What about Stephen King's drug addiction? How does that relate to his writing? Does the short biography help an aspiring writer in his or her own ambitions? How?

Why does Stephen King not believe in plot? Isn't plot essential to a novel? How does Stephen King get around plot? What is the difference between what Stephen King does and plotting? Why does he consider it harmful to plot out a novel before the writer begins to write? Do you agree?

Why does Stephen King consider grammar important to writing? Do you think good grammar is important? Why or why not? Why does Stephen King...

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