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The only Stephen King novel I ever read was 11/22/63, which I enjoyed quite a bit despite the 849 pages. Upon the recommendation of an avid-reader friend of mine, I recently added The Stand to my want-to-read list. Are you a Stephen King fan? If so, what are your favorite novels?
I read Stephen King’s memoir, On Writing, several years back. Not only does he offer plenty of how-to writing advice, he shares the intimate details of his experiences with drug and alcohol abuse as well as his battle with the physical pain he suffered from an accident that nearly claimed his life. Let’s listen now to Stephen King talk a little about the short story and how it relates to aspiring novelists.
Stephen King on Reading Short Stories
Stephen King on Writing Short Stories
I’m one of those writers King referred to who dove head first into the quagmire of writing a novel. What is your experience with the short story?
My word count total to date is 3763. Surprisingly, I’m a little ahead of my goal, especially considering I took the day off yesterday to drive up and have lunch with my daughter, who is away at college.
Today’s prize is a paperback copy of Stephen King’s On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. This prize goes to the writer with the most words to date, using February 1st as the start date. You have until midnight tonight to enter you name and word count in the comments. The winner will be announced by noon tomorrow.