L.A. Kennedy

Beyond the story

We came across the following article by Stephen King a little while ago on a number of different websites. We believe it was originally published in a 1986 edition of The Writer magazine and republished in the 1988 edition of The Writer’s Handbook. We reproduce it here for educational purposes only.  I. The First Introduction …

Continue reading

A bookstore clerk reads through King’s deception, kicking off the final chapter in the story of Richard Bachman. Mental Floss |Jake Rossen Steve Brown was working his shift at Olsson’s Bookstore in Washington, D.C. in the spring of 1985 when he heard his name come over the store intercom. There was a call waiting for …

Continue reading

Stop watching television. Instead, read as much as possible. Prepare for more failure and criticism than you think you can deal with. Don’t waste time trying to please people. Write primarily for yourself. Tackle the things that are hardest to write. When writing, disconnect from the rest of the world. Don’t be pretentious. Avoid adverbs …

Continue reading