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What Stephen King Isn't

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His colleagues and critics—and perhaps Stephen King himself—miss what makes his writing great.
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New Carrie trailer hits

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Yes, it's another horror remake but no, this one actually looks like it might be rather good.
Another trailer has dropped for the much-anticipated Stephen King adaptation Carrie and we get a further look at the mayhem that can be expected.
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A Documentary About Pet Sematary Now Has a Trailer

A Documentary About Pet Sematary Now Has a Trailer | World of Stephen King | Scoop.it
Mary Lambert's adaptation of Pet Sematary, based on the Stephen King novel, has inspired a feature-length documentary over two decades since the film's release.
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'Under the Dome' Books Mare Winningham

'Under the Dome' Books Mare Winningham | World of Stephen King | Scoop.it
The two-time Emmy winner will play a mysterious woman with ties to Chester's Mill in the summer drama.
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Ghost Brothers of Darkland County | Stephen King, John Mellencamp & T Bone Burnett's Supernatural musical featuring Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Kris Kristofferson & more. In stores June 4th, 2013.

Ghost Brothers of Darkland County | Stephen King, John Mellencamp & T Bone Burnett's Supernatural musical featuring Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Kris Kristofferson & more. In stores June 4th, 2013. | World of Stephen King | Scoop.it
Stephen King, John Mellencamp & T Bone Burnett's Supernatural musical featuring Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Kris Kristofferson & more
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Hard Listening - Coming June 18th 2013

Hard Listening - Coming June 18th 2013 | World of Stephen King | Scoop.it

ottom Remainders is now available. Of particular interest to fans of Stephen's: his contributions to the book include a new essay, a new short story, and several candid email exchanges.

There is also a featured writing contest, in which several of the authors (including King) contributed short stories written in the author’s style. Readers then get to vote on which piece was actually written by King before seeing the results.

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Stephen King coming to Boulder to promote 'The Shining' sequel 'Doctor Sleep'

Stephen King coming to Boulder to promote 'The Shining' sequel 'Doctor Sleep' | World of Stephen King | Scoop.it
When it came time to choose a handful of cities to launch his long-awaited sequel to "The Shining," Stephen King knew it was time to come back to Boulder.
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CBS Renews Under The Dome, Brings In Stephen King to Write Episode

CBS Renews Under The Dome, Brings In Stephen King to Write Episode | World of Stephen King | Scoop.it
Bad news for the citizens of Chester's Mill: They're not going to get out from Under the Dome any time soon -- and Stephen King's coming to join them.
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Stephen King’s ‘Shining’ Sequel, ‘Doctor Sleep’

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“Doctor Sleep” picks up the story of Danny, the little boy with psycho-intuitive powers from Stephen King’s 1977 novel “The Shining.”
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Stephen King’s Family Business

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With five novelists in the family, four of whom have books out this year, the King clan has become a dynasty of storytellers.
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StephenKing.com - Doctor Sleep

StephenKing.com - Doctor Sleep | World of Stephen King | Scoop.it
The page for the Novel Doctor Sleep
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I'm practically giddy with excitement.

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NBC Orders Hillary Clinton, 'Rosemary's Baby,' Stephen King's 'Tommyknockers,' Plymouth Rock Miniseries

NBC Orders Hillary Clinton, 'Rosemary's Baby,' Stephen King's 'Tommyknockers,' Plymouth Rock Miniseries | World of Stephen King | Scoop.it
UPDATED: NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt announces the network will make a big push into event series under new longform chief Quinn Taylor.
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Why Stephen King Spends 'Months and Even Years' Writing Opening Sentences

Why Stephen King Spends 'Months and Even Years' Writing Opening Sentences | World of Stephen King | Scoop.it

The author of horror classics like The Shining and its 2013 sequel Doctor Sleep says the best writers hook their readers with voice, not just action....

 

Stephen King: There are all sorts of theories and ideas about what constitutes a good opening line. It's tricky thing, and tough to talk about because I don't think conceptually while I work on a first draft -- I just write. To get scientific about it is a little like trying to catch moonbeams in a jar.

 

But there's one thing I'm sure about. An opening line should invite the reader to begin the story. It should say: Listen. Come in here. You want to know about this.

 

How can a writer extend an appealing invitation -- one that's difficult, even, to refuse?We've all heard the advice writing teachers give: Open a book in the middle of a dramatic or compelling situation, because right away you engage the reader's interest. This is what we call a "hook," and it's true, to a point. This sentence from James M. Cain's The Postman Always Rings Twice certainly plunges you into a specific time and place, just as something is happening:

 

"They threw me off the hay truck about noon."...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 24, 2013 1:58 PM

Advice from the master of horror for storytellers, bloggers and writers. This entire By Heart is a series in The Atlantic in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature. It is recommended reading.