Think about this:
Stephen King has been releasing one, sometimes two books a year pretty much every year since his first novel, Carrie, was published in 1974. That’s 43 freakin’ years of consistent output! He’s become such a mainstay of our culture that it’s easy to take his genius for granted.
King’s been writing since he was 7 years-old, when he would copy and rearrange the stories out of his favourite comic books.
Impressed by her son’s talent, King’s mother urged him to write an original story.
He began submitting short stories to horror and sci-fi magazines at age 12 and would use a nail hammered into the wall above his typewriter to hold all his rejection letters.
By the time he was 14, the nail wouldn’t hold the weight of the letters anymore and King had to replace it with a larger spike.
By the time he was 16…
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