Tag: On Writing

Persistence by Nikki Hopeman

When asked, “How do you write?” I invariably answer, “one word at a time.” —Stephen King I started reading Stephen King’s books in high school. That’s probably late to the game compared to a lot of horror readers and writers, but my choices in reading material came from a very […]

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The King’s Tell-All Book by Manny Frishberg

So, this guy walks into a bar. He sits down next to you and orders a club soda with lime (he used to have a drinking problem, you soon learn). Then he turns to you like you were his best friend and starts out talking about this woman’s memoir and […]

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Marking the Years with King’s Words by Jay Wilburn

I’ve read a lot of Stephen King books. I’ve read more of his work than any other author—maybe any other two or three authors’ works combined. It helps that he has written a ridiculous legacy of books and is still going. Even his more recent work speaks to me still. […]

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A Fearful Admiration by A.B. Davis

The funny thing about my experience with reading Stephen King is that though it’s limited, his influence over me is still huge. First, in the literal sense. I’d look up at my father’s bookshelf, and nestled between a now obsolete set of Funk and Wagnall’s (oh, the things I learned […]

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An Open Letter to Stephen King by Jenny Twist

You were not my first love, Stephen. It was Enid Blyton who taught me to love books. I remember my mother reading Noddy and Big Ears to me and how frustrated I felt when she had to stop to do something else. I remember staring at the little black marks on the […]

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