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Telegram: Stephen King. Stop. You Rule Horror! Stop.

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    Default Telegram: Stephen King. Stop. You Rule Horror! Stop.

    How many of you are aware that when Stephen King's novel Carrie was accepted for publication he had to be notified by telegram because he'd had the telephone removed to cut household expenses? Or that the hardback edition sold only 13,000 copies only to be followed by 1,000,000 copies being sold when Carrie came out in paperback one year later?

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    Default Re: Telegram: Stephen King. Stop. You Rule Horror! Stop.

    His is a genuine "Hometown Boy Makes Good" story.

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    Default Re: Telegram: Stephen King. Stop. You Rule Horror! Stop.

    Quote Originally Posted by Autumn Gust View Post
    His is a genuine "Hometown Boy Makes Good" story.
    Well, except he was a grown man.

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    Default Re: Telegram: Stephen King. Stop. You Rule Horror! Stop.

    He da man.

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    Default Re: Telegram: Stephen King. Stop. You Rule Horror! Stop.

    ...just substitute "King" for "Mongo"....


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    Default Re: Telegram: Stephen King. Stop. You Rule Horror! Stop.

    He sure earned himself a good living. His writing changed his whole life style. Perhaps there is a lesson for all of us. Great example of if you set your mind to it,you can do anything.I admire the man. so down to earth.

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    Default Re: Telegram: Stephen King. Stop. You Rule Horror! Stop.

    I heartily agree.

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    Default Re: Telegram: Stephen King. Stop. You Rule Horror! Stop.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ericw View Post
    How many of you are aware that when Stephen King's novel Carrie was accepted for publication he had to be notified by telegram because he'd had the telephone removed to cut household expenses? Or that the hardback edition sold only 13,000 copies only to be followed by 1,000,000 copies being sold when Carrie came out in paperback one year later?
    Did not know that. I know it was oicked out if the trash and at one point they sold the TV to pay for antibiotics. Thanks for adding to the legend that is SK

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    Default Re: Telegram: Stephen King. Stop. You Rule Horror! Stop.

    Read "On Writing" I thought we all knew that.

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    Default Re: Telegram: Stephen King. Stop. You Rule Horror! Stop.

    No, wait. Did he not say he sunk down the wall in shock while on the phone after hearing the news? Maybe that was something else with Carrie.

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