Handwritten Manuscript

Discussion in 'Bag of Bones' started by fushingfeef, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. fushingfeef

    fushingfeef Uber-in-waiting

    I just stumbled across this on Google...I didn't realize that Bag of Bones had been handwritten, I thought Dreamcatcher was the only one.

    I like the little note for Ms. Mod!
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  2. Out of Order

    Out of Order What Christmas is All About

    Makes my hand hurt..........
     
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  3. Bev Vincent

    Bev Vincent Well-Known Member

    A lot of his books are handwritten -- or at least parts of them. In The Stephen King Illustrated Companion we reproduced part of a ledger that has handwritten sections of a few different books.
     
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  4. fushingfeef

    fushingfeef Uber-in-waiting

    I've had that one on my wishlist for a while but I haven't gotten it yet. I like the look of all those goodies inside!
     
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  5. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    I had no idea! How very cool!
     
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  6. Shasta

    Shasta On his shell he holds the earth.

    Marsha deserves a prize for being able to read that!
     
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  7. Out of Order

    Out of Order What Christmas is All About

    New glasses!
     
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  8. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Once you read enough of his writing you can make out what's there- I can breeze thru his notes now. You know, the ones he sends to me every week, asking what I'm up to, how my cats are doing, how's work, etc. etc. :lol:
     
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  9. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    and the BS goes on and on... Yep we know.:cool:
     
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  10. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Don't be jealous, now!
     
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  11. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    It's an awesome book, FF. Treat yourself if you are not gifted one.
     
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  12. Garriga

    Garriga Well-Known Member

    A true writer ;)
     
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  13. Walter Oobleck

    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    So where'd these lines arrive in the finished story? Not chapter 3...or not the start of 3. Thumbed through the early pages of my copy...but I'm whipped.
     
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  14. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    It's the uncut version that ran to almost 3,000 pages. The publisher begged Steve to cut a few words out here and there as the book would be so heavy that it would have to be sold in the Fitness section at the bookstores across the lands and double as a barbell.
     
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  15. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    In my Scribner hardback copy it is on page 33.
     
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  16. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Isn't that crazy? I used to be able to hand write for hours, now my hand starts hurting by the time I finish the grocery list, and a short one at that!!!
     
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  17. Walter Oobleck

    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    Oh okay here it is on page 45 in my USA paperback...check it out...a few word changes...and my first thought is, was that cause winter/fall/whatever would have been some sort of continuity problem...anyway...I like how after "Sara Laughs" there's another change...that anyone who wants to can check it and see. One of those small touches, an addition to the original...first draft?...now if I were to write something like that I'd sound like that woman in the movie, the one Clint Eastwood asked can't you get her to shut up? And really, that whole beginning to chapter 3...that is on page 45 as noted...there's quite a few changes...surprising how many changes there are as the hand-written copy reads fine...but it was tweaked.
     
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  18. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    He didn't write the entire thing by hand for this one but as Bev said, there have been quite a few that have parts of them handwritten for one reason or another. When he was in Bangor on a more full-time basis, he would have me then type those pages for him but now it would be too long to wait since we're not often in the same place at the same time so he just does it himself.
     
  19. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT Why Chew Through The Restraints?

    ...she's not bein' a hater-she just knows yer gassin' us....his real thoughts, hopes, dreams and desires are being delivered to me and compiled in a single volume and being kept secret by the Masons...
     
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  20. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT Why Chew Through The Restraints?

    ...truly, his handwriting is well done for a man-and very readable...but then again I'm a nurse and am kinda used to making sense of written disorder...and at least it wasn't scribbled on a napkin!...
     
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