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TaraLGF

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Although I grew up in the 80's and 90's suffering through sleepless nights largely because of film adaptations of Stephen's book, I was never a fan until recently. "On Writing" changed that. I have been an aspiring writer since I first learned to write (also in the 80's) and found "On Writing" motivating. It has changed my writing life.

After finishing "On Writing", I decided I really should read more of Stephen's books, so I got a copy of "The Outsider" from the library. I am over halfway through it and enthralled. "Desperation" is currently on the hold shelf with my name on it, so I'm in a frenzy to finish "The Outsider". Luckily it is a task I find easily done.

I'm excited to be apart of this message board, I've never joined and author's board before (how many have these?). I signed up because "On Writing" contains within it's pages a writing prompt and Stephen suggests that once any would-be writer finishes it that they go onto his website and email it to him. I assume things have changed since the book was published because of course his email is not on the site, but there is this. My only question is, for now, can I share here some place?

Can't wait to discuss and get to know you all better.
 

Blake

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I think a better book to read about KIng is Danse Macabre. For instance, on page 453?, KIng said he was in a pub in Bangor looking at the patrons coming in, and he couldn't understand how the bouncer would let some go, and then stop someone. KIng went up to the doorman and asked him. The doorman told KIng that you can see how old someone is just by the eyes. (The doorman stopped some guy with a University of Maine jacket).
 

Neesy

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May 24, 2012
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Although I grew up in the 80's and 90's suffering through sleepless nights largely because of film adaptations of Stephen's book, I was never a fan until recently. "On Writing" changed that. I have been an aspiring writer since I first learned to write (also in the 80's) and found "On Writing" motivating. It has changed my writing life.

After finishing "On Writing", I decided I really should read more of Stephen's books, so I got a copy of "The Outsider" from the library. I am over halfway through it and enthralled. "Desperation" is currently on the hold shelf with my name on it, so I'm in a frenzy to finish "The Outsider". Luckily it is a task I find easily done.

I'm excited to be apart of this message board, I've never joined and author's board before (how many have these?). I signed up because "On Writing" contains within it's pages a writing prompt and Stephen suggests that once any would-be writer finishes it that they go onto his website and email it to him. I assume things have changed since the book was published because of course his email is not on the site, but there is this. My only question is, for now, can I share here some place?

Can't wait to discuss and get to know you all better.
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