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ON WRITING: A Memoir of My Childhood...

Discussion in 'On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft' started by K HjLL, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. K HjLL

    K HjLL Well-Known Member

    Just wanted to say thanks to Mr. King... His homework assignment on pg. 176 got me thinking of the perfect novella and screenplay... If I can learn to read overcoming dyslexia in my childhood, I know I can learn to write proper...

    One question though - what is Stephen King's favorite book he's ever read? The book give a bunch but what was his favorite?
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  2. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    If he's anything like the rest of us, it probably changes quite frequently. :) (I do remember him liking Lord of the Flies, but maybe Ms. Mod will know of a newer favourite?)
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  3. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    Welcome. Well done for overcoming dyslexia.
  4. K HjLL

    K HjLL Well-Known Member

    Pg. 217 the locals shooting as many peasants as they think their families will eat. Although an error, it would be a good story. The locals of a town in Maine, shoot peasants every year. Their deer opener, the local lottery...

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...Unca Steve's most favoritest book of ALL time...

  6. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    He was still answering The Lord of the Flies when asked that question on his latest book tour.
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  7. Chuggs

    Chuggs Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the show, fellow King fan and writer!
  8. Chuggs

    Chuggs Well-Known Member

    And its so much better than the sequel, Lord of the Dung Beetles! ::P
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  9. Yatsina Helen

    Yatsina Helen New Member

    Good day, I'm from Ukraine, so I bet your pardon for my English. But I want to ask Mr. King, have he ever read novels of modern Russian writers (1980-2000 years published)? And if he had, can he say, whom of them he likes or whose novels are the most successful example of good writer-work?
  10. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    Welcome to the board. Ms. Mod will be back on duty Monday and might be able to give you an answer. He reads so much so there's a chance.
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  11. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    Actually, the Stray Shopping Carts is his secondest favorite book. His favorite book is The Field Guide to Habitat Resources: Recycling for Wildlife. The man just loves to compost mulch.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

  13. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    No idea. Would have to ask as I don't have his list of books he's read--he keeps that at his home.
  14. K HjLL

    K HjLL Well-Known Member

  15. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Welcome @K HjLL - sorry to be so late saying hi - You overcame dyslexia, but I think I am still struggling with attention deficit dis... Oh look! a squirrel!

    wolf and raven.jpg
  16. Grandpa

    Grandpa Well-Known Member

    I have to echo the OP. The book is reinvigorating. And with some brilliant perception. For instance, saying that people love to read about other people's jobs. I never talk about any of the jobs in my life because I assumed they would be boring. It never occurred to me to include that stuff in my hobby writing.

    And the book led me here.
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  17. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Good thing, huh? and it is nice to have you here! :cheerful:
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  18. Grandpa

    Grandpa Well-Known Member

    When I first read that 23 days ago, I was pleased, but I thought, "She's gonna regret that........"
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  19. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Nope! :casanova:
  20. Bryan James

    Bryan James Well-Known Member

    RE: Squirrel
    This is my "Dixie" wondering "where that manhead that has my buried nuts be." (She used to bury almonds in my hair).


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