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Stephen King's latest novel wrestles with the question of how to be in two places at one time

Can a person be in two places at the same time? This is the question at the heart of Stephen King’s latest bestseller, The Outsider. King’s story …

Stephen King

Rex Stout

Mrs. Rex Stout was an influential textile designer, and from her studio in Manhattan and her woolen mill in Philadelphia she worked closely with …

Mystery Solved: Why Literature’s Greatest Detectives Are All Obsessed With Food

One day, while scrolling through Twitter, a post from Kitchen Arts & Letters caught my eye. The renowned New York City bookstore was selling a “Nancy Drew Cookbook” from the ’70s, written by Nancy Drew author Carolyn Keene “herself.” (Keene was the pseudonym of several ghostwriters, male and …

Nero Wolfe — the detective who loves his grub

I love my thrillers, but the problem with many of them is that their heroes and heroines are so busy battling the bad guys that they seldom have the …

Wolfe

The Trouble With Action

I don’t like action scenes. There, I said it. Feels good to get that off of my chest.I’m referring to the ones in books. I mean, I just caught the …

America’s dark Disney: How Stephen King conquered the screen

Stephen King is a cinematic source like no writer before him. A new BFI Southbank season of his work ranges from four boys coming of age in <i>Stand By …

Horror

Point of View (Journal Worksheet Wednesday) | creative writing blog

This exercise is a favourite with English teachers everywhere, but its use isn’t limited to exploring POV characters. You can also use this worksheet …

5 Tips for Creative Writing

Writing is a special hobby. With it, you can create unheard of worlds with rules and magics that don’t exist in ours or create alluring and …

Four Fiction Writing Techniques that Every Creative Writer Needs to Get Started

Applying Simple Tips to Produce Good Creative Writing<p>Imagine being pumped up for writing that story you’ve been conceptualizing for weeks. You’d want …

Why Stephen King Planned to Quit Writing Horror After It

In the fall of 1986, just weeks after the release of his 22nd novel, <i>It</i>, author Stephen King had more than a few projects in the hopper. One, <i>The Eyes</i> …

Stephen King Reviews the New 'It' Movie and Talks About That Creepy Clown, Pennywise (EXCLUSIVE)

There are a lot of Stephen King projects on the way, but the one pretty much guaranteed to scare all of us is the first of a two-part adaptation of …

Stephen King: a master of horror who finds terror in the everyday

Stephen King’s writing spans more than 40 years and more than 60 books, and while the content of his fiction varies widely, lying underneath it is a …

‘It’ Novel Author Stephen King Has Advice for Fans of the Movie

It's pretty self-serving.<p>The big screen adaptation of the horror classic <i>It</i> has smashed records at the box office, and fans can’t wait for Pennywise …

Stephen King

The genius of Stephen King

He writes like a man being devoured and attracts great directors because he's an ideal man to butcher<p>Stephen King, 69, has sold more than 350 million books, and tries not to apologise for being working-class, or imaginative, or rich. The snobbery has ebbed a little, though; in 2003 he won the …

Bestselling author Stephen King turns 70

He is known as the grandmaster of horror: Stephen King has been tapping into our fears like no other for more than 40 years. But the bestselling …

12 Literary Writers on Stephen King’s Influence

Stephen King—prolific writer, mega-bestseller, living author with the most film adaptations to his name, crowned king of horror but by no means …

We're in the throes of Stephen King mania, again. Here's why his scary stories resonate

Pop culture is in the midst of a full-on<p>Stephen Kingboom. Again.<p>On the heels of the historic box office success of Warner Bros.' $478 million-grossing "It" remake — now the biggest R-rated horror movie in history — come a cluster of King adaptations led by Netflix's "Gerald's Game" and "1922," …

The Charles Bukowski Guide to Effective Copywriting: 5 Tips

Copy is writing that compels.It connects with a specific audience, inciting emotions that drive action. It reads like a comfortable, personalized …

The 3 Golden Rules Of Writing Period Fiction

Image: Matthew Loffhagen<p>Shares 127<p>Period fiction is a surprisingly popular genre used to place stories in the time period and setting that works best …

Patricia McArdle

<b>How did you become a writer?</b> I began writing as a teenager in a series of plastic-covered<i></i> “Dear Diaries,” which I kept hidden under my mattress. I’ve …

13 of the best Stephen King short stories you've never read

I haven't managed to read all of Stephen King's novels yet — I'm still working on that — but I <i>have</i> read all of his short stories. All of the …

A Shocking (and Fun) Short Story Writing Technique

You’ve probably been taught that short stories follow the time-revered rule: Limit your story to a specific time, place, event, interaction, or …

Why You Should Ignore Hemingway’s Advice

“Wait… what? You want me to ignore advice from Hemingway and other great writers?” Yep. Now, I’m not talking about the kind of advice you get from a …

Raymond Chandler was driven to madness by his love for an opium smoking nudist

Greatest thriller of them all: How Raymond Chandler was driven to madness by his love for an opium smoking nudist<p>By<p>Even by Hollywood’s standards of …

Raymond Chandler: the crime writer who made poetry out of pulp

Crime writers need not have an inferiority complex when they have an exponent as good as Raymond Chandler<p>Crime writers have always had an inferiority complex about their work. It goes back to Conan Doyle, who thought his historical novels were better than the Sherlock Holmes stories. Ian Rankin was …

Raymond Chandler’s short stories

Between December 1933 and September 1941 Raymond Chandler wrote 21 stories for the mystery story pulp magazines – of which the best known is <i>Black …

Raymond Chandler's arresting new formula for crime fiction

Seventy-five years ago this week a revolution in crime-writing began when Knopf published The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler's first novel. Reviews in 1939 were wary and unenthusiastic, however, and only gradually was it recognised that Chandler had pulled off a bold fusion of highbrow and lowbrow – …