Reading King as a teen is what got me into reading!

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Molyoc

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I was one of those kids that if I had to sit to do it there was not way it was going to get done. I came from a family where everyone read all the time, reading and writing never came easy to me so I avoided it by playing outside as much as I could. I never read book for assignments even in Jr High. I would buy the cliff notes at the bookstore rather then read the book. It wasn't until I was in High school during a snow storm with no power that I picked up my first book and it was by Stephen King, The 'The Shinning" After that I found a new escape, I read so many books by Stephen King that I often found myself reading book twice and finding new things I hadn't caught before. I even read Dolores Claiborne during Christmas Mass, My mom made me take the book jacket off. I think the relation to Maine is what drew me to him and the fact that my imagination will always think of the worst case scenario first and the stranger the better. I don't think there are any of his books I didn't like,or put down and never picked back up. I love his writing and something in every book reminds me of home.
So I am from Maine, was born in a mill town, but went to school in Southern Maine, and now teach Art and soon to be teaching English 9 in Down East Maine. But the Western Mountains of Maine (Mortinville- Garlands Game) Is what I will always call home. (Andover actually). What brings me here is to get my creative (writing) juices flowing. I have been asked to head an after school publishing club that does short stories, poems, and art work for the school I work for. So I am hoping to get some ideas, feedback, and inspiration I can share with my students.
Thank you
Heather
 
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Doc Creed

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I was one of those kids that if I had to sit to do it there was not way it was going to get done. I came from a family where everyone read all the time, reading and writing never came easy to me so I avoided it by playing outside as much as I could. I never read book for assignments even in Jr High. I would buy the cliff notes at the bookstore rather then read the book. It wasn't until I was in High school during a snow storm with no power that I picked up my first book and it was by Stephen King, The 'The Shinning" After that I found a new escape, I read so many books by Stephen King that I often found myself reading book twice and finding new things I hadn't caught before. I even read Dolores Claiborne during Christmas Mass, My mom made me take the book jacket off. I think the relation to Maine is what drew me to him and the fact that my imagination will always think of the worst case scenario first and the stranger the better. I don't think there are any of his books I didn't like,or put down and never picked back up. I love his writing and something in every book reminds me of home.
So I am from Maine, was born in a mill town, but went to school in Southern Maine, and now teach Art and soon to be teaching English 9 in Down East Maine. But the Western Mountains of Maine (Mortinville- Garlands Game) Is what I will always call home. (Andover actually). What brings me here is to get my creative (writing) juices flowing. I have been asked to head an after school publishing club that does short stories, poems, and art work for the school I work for. So I am hoping to get some ideas, feedback, and inspiration I can share with my students.
Thank you
Heather
Welcome, Heather. I enjoy the various "first time" stories on this site and appreciate yours, too. Although Misery was my first, followed by Pet Sematary, The Shining was near to my initiation. I was living in Alabama during the Blizzard of '93 and I'd just turned 16. I didn't have my license so I wrangled my dad into taking me to the grocery store to peruse their paperback rack. I picked the silvery paperback with the boy silhouette on the cover, The Shining. Reading it while stranded at home during the blizzard added to the fun. Do you have a favorite?
 

mal

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Hello Molyoc, You may find inspiration in the past and current group member annual Hallowe'en stories. Different members volunteer to write and form a writing group, each taking turns writing one part of the story without knowing what the next person will write. These stories turn out quite well and are worth the read. Welcome, mal.
 

Neesy

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I was one of those kids that if I had to sit to do it there was not way it was going to get done. I came from a family where everyone read all the time, reading and writing never came easy to me so I avoided it by playing outside as much as I could. I never read book for assignments even in Jr High. I would buy the cliff notes at the bookstore rather then read the book. It wasn't until I was in High school during a snow storm with no power that I picked up my first book and it was by Stephen King, The 'The Shinning" After that I found a new escape, I read so many books by Stephen King that I often found myself reading book twice and finding new things I hadn't caught before. I even read Dolores Claiborne during Christmas Mass, My mom made me take the book jacket off. I think the relation to Maine is what drew me to him and the fact that my imagination will always think of the worst case scenario first and the stranger the better. I don't think there are any of his books I didn't like,or put down and never picked back up. I love his writing and something in every book reminds me of home.
So I am from Maine, was born in a mill town, but went to school in Southern Maine, and now teach Art and soon to be teaching English 9 in Down East Maine. But the Western Mountains of Maine (Mortinville- Garlands Game) Is what I will always call home. (Andover actually). What brings me here is to get my creative (writing) juices flowing. I have been asked to head an after school publishing club that does short stories, poems, and art work for the school I work for. So I am hoping to get some ideas, feedback, and inspiration I can share with my students.
Thank you
Heather
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Molyoc

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Welcome, Heather. I enjoy the various "first time" stories on this site and appreciate yours, too. Although Misery was my first, followed by Pet Sematary, The Shining was near to my initiation. I was living in Alabama during the Blizzard of '93 and I'd just turned 16. I didn't have my license so I wrangled my dad into taking me to the grocery store to peruse their paperback rack. I picked the silvery paperback with the boy silhouette on the cover, The Shining. Reading it while stranded at home during the blizzard added to the fun. Do you have a favorite?
I don't think I do, Maybe Dreamcatcher, Garlands Game, Bag of Bones, The Cell.. I love them all for different reasons. And there are still so many I have not read. I like your story as well, Its what I love about books now no matter where you from you can find a common interest in someone else's writing and thoughts.
 

GNTLGNT

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I don't think I do, Maybe Dreamcatcher, Garlands Game, Bag of Bones, The Cell.. I love them all for different reasons. And there are still so many I have not read. I like your story as well, Its what I love about books now no matter where you from you can find a common interest in someone else's writing and thoughts.
...Hiya and welcome!!.....
 
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