Stephen King gets a lot of crap from writers, readers, critics, well, pretty much everyone. But the fact is — the man sells books. Lots of books.
He must be doing something right. Check out this article for some of his writing wisdom: http://davidhuntershaw.blogspot.com/2009/08/everything-you-need-to-know-about.html
Think you’ve got the book market figured out? Check out this guy.
He wrote a computer program that can write a book. Thanks to the magic of electronic publication and print on demand, his program can write books about obscure topics and be profitable even if they only sell one or two copies.
Check it out: He Wrote 200,000 Books . It’s better than the pet rock.
Kurt Vonnegut is an amazing author, and was a fantastic entertainer during his lifetime.
Please enjoy this video “Shapes of Stories”.
Most of us know Roald Dahl for his imaginative children’s books- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Fastastic Mr. Fox and so on.
Several years ago I was first exposed to Tales of the Unexpected, a collection of short stories he wrote mainly in the 1940s, and was pleasantly surprised by his fiction for adults. All of the darkest elements of his children’s stories come together in poignant, funny tales of life and death and self-ruin.
His collections of short stories for adults demonstrate the same creativity as his chidren’s books, but combined with a mature, sinister realism and sharp wit. His sardonic tales of irony and just deserts are contemplative, but still entertaining, light reads.
If you’re into short stories, Roald Dahl is a master. This ain’t your granpappy’s chocolate factory.
Get it for a few bucks on Amazon here.