April 29, 2015

Wednesday Writing Wisdom (5) Stephen King





“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.”



Stephen King 

(n. 21 septembrie 1947)

Curious facts about:

In 1999 King was hit by a minivan. He suffered several injuries including a collapsed right lung, multiple fractures in his right leg, scalp lacerations and a broken hip. During his recovery period, he thought about retiring, but gave it up as ides for Lisey’s Story came.

            King tries to write a minimum of 2000 words a day.

            He starred in George Romero’s film Knightriders as an enthusiastic audience member.

8 comments:

  1. He is such an outstanding writer. I think I once read that the only day of the year he doesn't write is Christmas Day.

    I remember when he was hit by the minivan (I think he was walking his dog) and how touch-and-go it was.

    I've seen him do cameos in his movies and that's always exciting. Positively love the quote above and it is absolutely true. It's something I try to emulate as much as I can.

    I'm really loving these short little glimpses of famous authors, Carmen. What a cool idea for a weekly blog post!

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  2. He's at the top of the list of my favorite writers, alongside Agatha Christie, S. Maugham, J. Austen or Th. Hardy. It and The Shining the best, in my opinion from him.
    I am glad you enjoy the idea of this weekly post. I wasn't sure people would read it. Thank you for checking it, Mae!

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  3. I sure do love your Wednesday Writing Wisdom posts, Carmen! Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. Thank you, Mary for enjoying this type of post and for commenting!

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  4. He's amazing. I especially love The Stand. His advice is always spot on. Thanks for highlighting him.

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    1. I haven't read The Stand yet, but I will try to find time for it too. Many of his books were screened but except The Shining or Firestarter ( Carrie) the others are feeble attempts. Desperation is another example. I am glad I read the book first and saw the movie a couple of years later. The film was a disappointment.
      Thanks for checking the post, Flossie!

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  5. I love most of Stephen King's work. I enjoyed the TommyKnockers and Needful Things. His advice to authors is always sound.

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    1. He really is the KING of horror. I love the psychological aspect. Thanks for checking the post, Daisy!

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