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Stephen King On Writing a Good Opening Sentence

Stephen King is one of two authors—Ian Fleming being the other—who made me, when I was thirteen, want to become a professional scribe. While cruising around online the other night, I found a piece King wrote last year for The Atlantic, in which he details the importance of a good opening line. 428 more words


Black House - Stephen King and Peter Straub (2001)

‘Nick, you don’t smell perfume? Something very light and old-fashioned? My Sin, perhaps.’

This creature has been into the perfume that Mrs Morton has never had the heart to remove from the vanity in the little powder room adjacent to the master bedroom, and now Henry’s visitor reeks of… 11 more words

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Teaser Tuesday: 11/22/63

I thought it would be fun to start Teaser Tuesdays. It is hosted on the blog Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: 67 more words

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"Christine" on DVD (1983, John Carpenter, Stephen King, Keith Gordon, John Stockwell)

Adapted from the Stephen King novel of the same title, “Christine” is about a 1958 Plymouth Fury car that is alive and evil.  Rusted and falling apart in a yard since the previous owner died, Christine is spotted by a High School geek played by Keith Gordon.  456 more words


Stephen King - Das Bild (1995)

Gewalt gegen Frauen ist das zentrale Thema von Stephen Kings Roman Das Bild. Im Mittelpunkt steht Rosie Daniels, die seit 14 Jahren mit dem gewalttätigen Polizisten Norman verheiratet ist (die Namenswahl ist garantiert kein Zufall!) und seine Misshandlungen ohne Gegenwehr über sich ergehen lässt, bis sie eines Tages klar sieht. 889 more words

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Teaser Tuesday: My Pretty Pony (Nightmares & Dreamscapes)

Teaser Tuesday post for 22 July 2014:

He loved to hear Grandpa talk.  The things Grandpa said continually amazed him because they almost always made sense. 107 more words

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Writing Tips for Beginners

There’s one question that I get asked more than any other.

“What are some tips for new writers?”

I decided to share a handful of tips that I’ve dished out to friends who are interested in writing. 471 more words