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USA Weekend, October 29-31
USA Weekend is a small paper. The article, headlined "What's haunting Stephen King?" by Brian Truitt is titled "What's On Stephen King's dark side?" inside. The short write-up is actually a series of quotes from King. The artilce came out just as King was publishing Full Dark, No Staars.
Truitt says, "It's Halloween, a time when ghosts, goblins and assorted ghouls are everywhere. So when better to check in with the master of horror himself, Stephen ing, whose next book, four novellas called Full Dark, No Stars based around themes of retribution, arrives November 9."
Truitt reminds us that king prefers "blodthristy" vampires, saying that vampires "are takers" not lovers. He also discusses King's favorite TV shows (not Mad Men, but more like Lost or Sons of Anarchy.) King doesn't "stress" about getting pegged. He emphasizes that he simply writes what he wants without concern for what category others might drop it into.
I'd like to try everything that I possibly can, and when you do something different, sometimes it buzzes you all over again. You know what, it's nice to push your limits a little bit.
He has certainly been pushing readers limits for some time!
When asked if King keeps a notebook, he tells people that he does not, because the good ideas stay. "I think a writers notebook is the best way there is to immortalize really bad ideas," King says. Now, let me ask. . . do you think that's true? I disagree. I think sometimes good lines come to you and should be written down. Scenes need to be held onto.