Stephen King on Inspiration

   STEPHEN KING – I’ve only read two of his books, neither of them even close to his best ones (The Running Man & Joyland) from what I hear, but his name alone is like a brand in itself and I was intrigued to discover more about him. I watched a documentary on him recently and came across the video below where King answers questions from a panel, surprising and delighting me at his sense of humour and the sincerity of his answers; he’s a real character above and beyond the writing we know him for. If you need some writing inspiration you’ll enjoy the video (ignore the clickbait title of it, Twilight and 50 Shades of Grey are merely some books he rightfully trashes).

26 thoughts on “Stephen King on Inspiration”

  1. I just love Stephen King, lost count on how many of his books I’ve read but my top 5 (in no order) that I truly recommend are: The stand, Salems Lot, 11/22/63, the shining and the dead zone.
    If you want to try his books under his pseudonym Richard Bachman then you have to read the long walk and rage 🙂

  2. “On Writing” is great, Lion. It isn’t your run-of-the-mill how-to book; it’s informative, funny, and INTERESTING.
    SK has been my hero for years. I watched a documentary on his life a few years ago and learned how he struggled for years to become a published novelist. He inspires me to keep on trying.

  3. I only recently started reading Stephen King myself! (Currently reading Doctor Sleep). I wanted to see, in a way, what the hype was all about and man, I understand. I am so hooked on his book, his writing is intense and creepy and twisty and unpredictable.

    1. I haven’t read any of his horror yet and I’m really excited to do so, like you eager to see what the hype is about.
      I got Cell out the library yesterday but it’s not one of his horror works so I’ll probably do a swapsie and get something darker 🙂

      1. Lemme know how Cell is. I borrowed another book of his to read after I finish Doctor Sleep (because who goes into a library and leaves with only ONE book :p)

  4. I recently started reading his books, too! My first was “The Shining” and it was so much better than I´d hoped for, I read “Docotr Sleep” right afterwards 🙂 “Pet cemetary” and “11.22.63” will be the next ones;) He really is amazing, and seems a very down-to-earth person no matter how famous he is.

  5. You should totally check out “On Writing”, King’s fiction writing manual/autobiography. A very informative and entertaining book, with a ton of good advice.

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