Our surroundings make us who we are - and often inspire creativity in our lives. Stephen King is the perfect example of taking his environment and experiences and twisting them into grandiose images and tales that leaves his audience speechless. Although his vivid expressions may be more on the grotesque or frightening side, as were his intentions, he is quite a remarkable man! Here are some of his methods to his “madness” that we can take to heart:
Strong words that get right to the point are key. King is a genius with his word use and eye-widening tension. Just reading one of his rewarding novels will enrich writers with riveting ideas. The best medicine is learning from the greats - and Stephen King is one such individual.
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“Stephen King's 20 Rules for Writers.” Open Culture, www.openculture.com/2018/10/stephen-kings-20-rules-writers.html.
“Chapter 1. After the Flood (1957)” IT, by STEPHEN KING, SCRIBNER, 2019.
“Chapter 1.” Pet Sematary, by Stephen King, Sperling & Kupfer, 2016