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December 13th, 2010, 03:42 PM
I'm currently reading this book and wanted to say King's contribution, his 2003 National Book Award acceptance speech was very inspiring. Made me want to stop reading and go write something. I didn't, because it was late and I was tired, but I wanted to, at least. Very good stuff.
December 14th, 2010, 09:30 AM
Never lose the inspiration...if you've a mind too-write away...
December 14th, 2010, 09:40 AM
There are myriad valid reasons not to write. Unfortunately, many folks disregard those reasons.
December 6th, 2012, 02:42 AM
Keep the focus clear whatever you want to write.
If you want to write horror,keep the right track and story in your mind,it can be fictional or non-fictional.
Create your characters in such a way that they appear real and readers get on their nerve while reading your piece of wirk.
Hope this advice helps ;)
April 17th, 2013, 11:10 AM
I agree with Kaushalsingh; create your characters in such a way that they appear real. It seems that it's the characters that make the story. Look what Stephen King did with "The Raft." He took a black smear on a lake and surrounded it with story. Didn't the characters seem like some people you might casually know? Look at "Chattery Teeth." Stephen took the idea of a set of plastic chattery teeth being a watchdog/protector and surrounded it with story, giving very detailed descriptions of the grocery story he stopped at for fuel, the hitchhiker (think slowly counted out his change), and old Scooter. When you read this story, you feel like you are there, walking in the front door of Scooter's Market and Roadside Zoo and seeing Scooter dragging in a cage containing a tarantula. But remember, when you're writing, have fun! Aren't you wanting someone to read your work and say "Hey! This is allright! I found this amazing!"? Isn't that the whole point? Sure, it's fun to be paid for your work as well, but like Stephen King said, "If you only do it for money, you're a monkey!"
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