A biography of stephen king a writer

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Because The Shining came from a very personal place, King managed to write the book very quickly. February 21, In fact, it was "the" John Gould, famous Maine humorist and it was John Gould that helped King develop into a writer that people wanted to read.

In June he was near his home in Maine, taking his usual four-mile stroll along a rural route.

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Hates being famous. Joshi [] devotes a chapter to King's work. He might be able to say that Mark Twain is a great writer, but it's impossible for him to say that there's a direct line of descent from, say, Nathaniel Hawthorne to Jim Thompson because he doesn't read guys like Thompson. He also has a simple definition for talent in writing: "If you wrote something for which someone sent you a check, if you cashed the check and it didn't bounce, and if you then paid the light bill with the money, I consider you talented. He shares nothing with Edgar Allan Poe. When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, Maine, for good. King had many operations to repair a collapsed lung and multiple fractures small breaks to his leg and hip.

One of his legs was broken in nine places, "like so many marbles in a sock", as his surgeon later explained. He's kicked alcohol, cocaine, painkillers, but he's still addicted to work and goes into similar withdrawal when he's not working.

The Long Walk and The Running Man focus on near-future societies in which people compete to the death in ritualistic games.

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Very often he would work on two or three stories at a time, switching from one to another as ideas came to him. He wanted to build an underground tunnel with a trolley you could ride between them.

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In his book "On Writing", he states that as punishment for making fun of Ellen Margitan, the vice principal of Lisbon High, he is sent to the offices of the Lisbon Enterprise to work with the editor, John Gould which he states is not "the" John Gould.

King has a library made up of 17, books; he's read them all except for any new additions.

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King said in a statement, "I was very sorry to hear of the passing of Bryan Smith. Suffers from high blood pressure, limited vision, flat feet, and punctured eardrums. At the end of the summer of , the Kings moved their growing family to southern Maine because of Stephen's mother's failing health. What he is is an immensely inadequate writer on a sentence-by-sentence, paragraph-by-paragraph, book-by-book basis. It is falsely rumored that he will not sign autographs because of superstition. That's why I do it. King's fiction, this novel is more than just a splendid exercise in horror. Movies, television, and the World Wide Web Many of Stephen King's books and stories have been made into movies for both Hollywood and for television. When It telepathically recalls the Losers Club in , the group's members must rediscover their childhood humor and courage to counter the limitations of adulthood. Mercedes is part of a trilogy; the second book, Finders Keepers , was released on June 2, The Long Walk and The Running Man focus on near-future societies in which people compete to the death in ritualistic games. He married Tabitha Spruce, also a writer, the following year.
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