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Mr Olin from the Hotel Dolphin

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    Default Mr Olin from the Hotel Dolphin

    Hello everyone - it's great to be here! I am just new to the website
    so please bear with me while I get used to things!
    A quick question -
    Does anyone know if Mr. King changed the name Ostermeyer to Olin
    not only for the reason of economy of text but also in order to rhyme with
    the Hotel Dolphin?

    Regards,
    The writersapprentice

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    Default Re: Mr Olin from the Hotel Dolphin

    Steve didn't change it. The screenplay wasn't written by him.


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    Default Re: Mr Olin from the Hotel Dolphin

    ...and besides, Flipper had the right of refusal....


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    Default Re: Mr Olin from the Hotel Dolphin

    Quote Originally Posted by Thewritersapprentice View Post
    Hello everyone - it's great to be here! I am just new to the website
    so please bear with me while I get used to things!
    A quick question -
    Does anyone know if Mr. King changed the name Ostermeyer to Olin
    not only for the reason jasa seo of economy of text but also in order to rhyme with
    the Hotel Dolphin?

    Regards,
    The writersapprentice
    hi welcome too, glad to join this king forum

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    Default Re: Mr Olin from the Hotel Dolphin

    That was his name in the short story. I don't remember if it was different in On Writing, though.

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    Default Re: Mr Olin from the Hotel Dolphin

    At the risk of being pedantic, it's Olin in 1408 as featured in my copy of Everything's Eventual.
    Now I'm confused! Different copies for the US and UK?!?
    (BTW... just watched the film version; quite creepy in its own right but disappointing for not sticking to the book version, imo. Wish they wouldn't mess with stories which are perfect as they are...)

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    Default Re: Mr Olin from the Hotel Dolphin

    Because Olin sounds like 'Olan, which is what Oy called Roland.
    Yet another mystery solved! [just kidding, of course]

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    Default Re: Mr Olin from the Hotel Dolphin

    Quote Originally Posted by GuesssWho View Post
    That was his name in the short story. I don't remember if it was different in On Writing, though.
    If I remember correctly Stephen changed it from Olinmeyer to Olin in On Writing for the sake of simplicity in illustrating how to advance from the first draft of a story to the second draft.

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