Absolutely agree with Stephen King’s quote. Books have this amazing quality about them, they transport us into another world, a world in which anything is possible. Well with this in mind, let me tell you about a bit of fun I had yesterday, I posted the first few lines of my novel in this website: http://iwl.me/ I write Like. My writing was analysed. I have to say I was astonished when the website matched me to Stephen King. One, I don’t write horror! There are scary bits in my book, and parts of it have frightened me. Though I am easily scared by my own writing. I have too vivid an imagination not to be! This is a bit of a hazard. Two, Stephen King is a legend, and I’m just well a bit of a work in progress, yes a WIP.
Anyway, I now have the I write like Stephen King badge, why not! Nice to collect a few honours!
So I thought I would share some of my favourite Stephen King quotes with you:
“If you liked being a teenager, there’s something really wrong with you.”
(Oops, I loved being a teenager, what can I say?)
“A short story is a different thing all together – a short story is like a kiss in the dark from a stranger.” SkeletonCrew
(And a short story is so difficult to write! It kills me every time, the kiss of death.)
“The thing under my bed waiting to grab my ankle isn’t real. I know that, and I also know that if I’m careful to keep my foot under the covers, it will never be able to grab my ankle.” Night Shift
“Sometimes being a bitch is all a woman’s got to hold on to.” ― Stephen King, Dolores Claiborne
“FEAR stands for fuck everything and run.” Doctor Sleep
“High school isn’t a very important place. When you’re going you think it’s a big deal, but when it’s over nobody really thinks it was great unless they’re beered up.”― Stephen King, Carrie
“It’s strange how pain marks our faces, and makes us look like family.”― Stephen King, The Green Mile
“Calling it a simple schoolgirl crush was like saying a Rolls-Royce was a vehicle with four wheels, something like a hay-wagon. She did not giggle wildly and blush when she saw him, nor did she chalk his name on trees or write it on the walls of the Kissing Bridge. She simply lived with his face in her heart all the time, a kind of sweet, hurtful ache. She would have died for him..”― Stephen King, It
“You want to remember that while you’re judging the book, the book is also judging you.”
― Stephen King, Night Shift
“Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.”― Stephen King, Different Seasons
“If I have to spend time in purgatory before going to one place or the other, I guess I’ll be all right as long as there’s a lending library.”― Stephen King
“Writing is magic, as much the water of life as any other creative art. The water is free. So drink. Drink and be filled up.”― Stephen King
“Reading a good long novel is in many ways like having a long and satisfying affair”― Stephen King
“The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want for nothing. He makes me lie down in the green pastures. He greases up my head with oil. He gives me kung-fu in the face of my enemies. Amen”― Stephen King, The Stand
Oh and I found this fun Stephen King quiz: . http://www.shortlist.com/quizzes/stephen-king-quiz
Do you have a favourite Stephen King quote? If so, do let me know in the comment box. 🙂
Brilliant quotes! 🙂
Yes they are. Wonderful. 🙂
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I can honestly say that if your blog contains anything about Stephen King, I will read it and most likely reblog it. 🙂 This fit the bill perfectly and the energy on your blog is so loud and inviting anyway! Now I’m off to get analyzed.
My writing that is. 😉
Thank you so much for your lovely comment. Glad you enjoyed it. I sometimes think I need analysing too, and not just my writing! 🙂
By the way….I write like James Joyce. 😉
Wow that’s awesome! James Joyce:)
Wow way to go! Stephen King is awesome. My blog is inspired by his quote on finding enrichment through words. It’s my tag line too:)
Yeah, it’s fun to do, hope you get Stephen King too! Good luck!
Yeah. I noticed the Stephen King tag line on your blog, ‘In the end, it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life.” Awesome!
Just last night I read 22 Lessons from Stephen King On How To Be A Great Writer (http://www.businessinsider.com/stephen-king-on-how-to-write-2014-7). My favorite quote from that article (a quote I copied down into one of my notebooks) was this: “I’m convinced that fear is at the root of most bad writing,”
Thanks so much for the link to Stephen Kings lessons On How To Be A Great Writer. I loved this quote, “You should write because it brings you happiness and fulfillment. As King says, “I did it for the pure joy of the thing. And if you can do it for joy, you can do it forever.””
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/stephen-king-on-how-to-write-2014-7#ixzz38CwNUC9C
What a hoot! I write like Dan Brown, Cory Doctorow, Vladimir Nabokov, and Mark Twain! … I wasn’t game to try any more stories.
Yes it is a hoot! I was wondering about putting different parts of my writing into ‘I write like’ and seeing if I get different authors. I reckon I would, as there are themes of darkness, and lightness in my work in progress novel.
Yes a mere mortal such as I. Swoon! How can it be?
I analyzed a few different pieces of my writing, and I think one of them was supposedly like Thomas Hardy XD I don’t really write like him. . . I’d rather get Stephen King. Maybe I’ll input some actual text from a few authors and see what pops up, lol.
Yeah, I was wondering about putting different bits of my novel in and seeing if I get different authors. I know that a few other bloggers have tried this! 🙂
Stephen King is one of my favorite writers, even if I am too scared to read much of his writing. Every now and then I get bold and pull out one of his books, and have nightmares for a week as a reward.
I have nightmares writing scary bits in my books and they are aimed at children and teenagers! But yeah I need to delve into his books, and do some Stephen King reviews, just working myself up to it 🙂
Writing like Stephen is a good compliment! 🙂 I tried something similar someone gave a link to on Facebook, although it wasn’t based on text, but on what subjects and kind of writing you liked to create, and I came out as writing like Paulo Coelho. I’d only vaguely heard of him. I looked him up and came across a You Tube video of his most famous book The Alchemist, I liked the idea of the story, but thought some of the writing sounded immature, as if he was writing for children – I wasn’t too pleased to be compared to him. And considering one of the choices I selected was liking prose, I think they got that a little wrong because I’ve read a lot of books with brilliant prose, and his style wasn’t what I would call prose. But lots of readers love his books, so maybe it was just the bit I heard, I will have to have a proper read of a few of his books.
Maybe the test you found is a little more accurate, I shall give it a try sometime. Not sure I’d want to paste any bits of a potential novel in there though – sounds a little alarming!
Yes writing like Stephen is a good compliment:) Though I don’t know how accurate it is! I know what you mean about pasting bits of a novel in, I was a bit worried about this so I didn’t post a large section. So the result may have been a bit unrealistic, I don’t know.
Love these quotes .. and the conversation!
Aw thanks Val. Nice to chat! 🙂
I would definitely count Stephen King as one of my favorite authors, and The Stand, as my actual favorite book. I’ve read it over a half dozen times. It never gets old.