Stephen King a Literary Influence

Stephen King is one of a few authors that are addictive. I must admit I am addicted. In addition to being a master of plot just reading his books is an education on writing.


Stephen King says on page 106 of his book, On Writing, "You can approach the act of writing with nervousness, excitement, hopefulness, or even despair-the sense that you can never completely put on the page what's in your mind and heart."

King’s books are marketed as literary fiction and his influence is immense. For the past four decades, no single writer has dominated the landscape of genre writing like him. To date, he is the only author in history to have had more than 30 books become No. 1 best-sellers

King says: "Let me say it again: you must not come lightly to the blank page." Some still may haggle over the "merit" of the writing. Merit can be such a snobbish tool.”


Stephen King said years ago: "When he went home from the hospital he watched the Titanic and he knew his IQ had been damaged."  If thinking is the requirement for writing to have "merit" then no one can say that King's Horror Genre doesn't make you think. The problem for some may be what you wind up thinking about!  

These books below are ones that have been reviewed on this site. Click the book to see the review. 

Misc Facts

Net Worth $400 Million, Height 6’4”, Spouse Tabitha

*Happy Birthday September 21, 1947

More Favorite Quotes by Stephen King

“Writers remember everything...especially the hurts. Strip a writer to the buff, point to the scars, and he'll tell you the story of each small one. From the big ones you get novels. A little talent is a nice thing to have if you want to be a writer, but the only real requirement is the ability to remember the story of every scar.
Art consists of the persistence of memory.”
Stephen King, Misery