The first 20ish asks I get after I post this will be answered in a video by the end of the week. Just put ‘video’ before what you’re asking, so I know you want me to answer it in the video. Anything without ‘video’ in front of it will be answered as usual. I hope to do one of these every couple weeks/once a month =]
Anonymous asked: did stephen king write the shining?
“Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.”—Stephen King
The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them — words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they’re brought out. But it’s more than that, isn’t it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you’ve said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That’s the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a tellar but for want of an understanding ear.
- Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (via michaelmcghee)
The battle’s now begun!
And all the foes of men and rose
Rise with the setting sun.
- Stephen King (via fierycross)