Posts Tagged ‘Stephen King’

Writer’s Mail
Tuesdays with Story
February 4, 2015

 He said it . . .

“You know, sometimes people say to me, ‘Why do you choose to write that creepy stuff?’ And I usually say, ‘What makes you think I have a choice?’ ” – Stephen King, novelist/short story writer (1947- )

 Neither snow nor sleet nor dark of night . . .

 Yes, Madison got three inches of snow yesterday afternoon and evening, making a mess of rush-hour traffic. Nonetheless, four first-and-thirders proved they had no fear of winter’s worst and trekked into B&N.

Kashmira Sheth and Amit Trivedi (chapter 12, novel) – This story, set in 1947 India after the partition of India and Pakistan, is about the love of two young people frustrated by circumstances over which they have n o control. The major discussion centered on when is the best time to provide a detailed description of a character, when the character first appears in the story or when the character becomes important to the story? (more…)

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Writer’s Mail
Tuesdays with Story
January 22, 2015

“Even bad guys (most of them, anyway) see themselves as good – they are the heroes of their own lives. Giving them a fair chance as characters can create some interesting shades of gray – and shades of gray are also a part of life.” – Stephen King, novelist/short story writer (1947- )

Who’s up Next?
January 27: Liam, carol, Jen, Rebecca, and Ruth.
February 3: Lisa McDougal (chapter, Tebow Family Secret), Amber Boudreau (???), Mike Rickey (poems), Kashmira Sheth & Amit Trivedi (chapter, novel), Alicia Connolly-Lohr (chapter 11, Coastie Girl), Millie Mader (chapter 60, Life on Hold), and Judith McNeil (???).
February 17: Alicia Connolly-Lohr (chapter 12, Coastie Girl), Andy Brown (chapter, The Last Library), Pat Edwards (???), Kashmira Sheth & Amit Trivedi (chapter, novel), Mike Rickey (poems), and Jerry Peterson (chapter 7-8, Rooster’s Story).

Self-publishing Guides
You’ve finished your novel. You published yourself on the top e-book sites. Now what?! As the publisher, you have full control, but also have full task responsibility for marketing. A quick search of the Wisconsin library LinkCat shows well over a hundred results to help you on your way – for free! http://www.linkcat.info/cgi-bin/koha/opac-search.pl?idx=&limit=&q=Self-publisher (more…)

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“There are some books that refuse to be written. They stand their ground year after year and will not be persuaded. It isn’t because the book is not there and worth being written — it is only because the right form of the story does not present itself. There is only one right form for a story and if you fail to find that form the story will not tell itself.” Mark Twain, courtesy of The Story Merchant (http://www.storymerchant.com/) by way of Jerry Peterson

Writing Friends

Stephen King is a lucky Ghost of Christmas-Yet-to-Come for soldiers wishing to return to Maine for the holidays. Not to say King’s superstitious, but he must believe that luck has its limits. This news comes Yahoo! Via the Bangor Daily News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091213/ap_on_re_us/us_people_stephen_king_troops).

“BANGOR, Maine — Author Stephen King and his wife are donating money so 150 soldiers from the Maine Army National Guard can come home for the holidays.

“King and his wife, Tabitha, who live in Bangor, are paying $13,000 toward the cost of two bus trips so that members of the 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Unit can travel from Camp Atterbury in Indiana to Maine for Christmas. The soldiers left Maine last week for training at Camp Atterbury. They are scheduled to depart for Afghanistan in January.

“Julie Eugley, one of King’s personal assistants, told the Bangor Daily News that the Kings were approached about giving $13,000. But Stephen King thought the number 13 was a bit unlucky, so the couple pitched in $12,999 instead. Eugley chipped in $1 to make for an even $13,000.” (more…)

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