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Saturday, February 7, 2009

King vs. Meyer

In a story that made me chuckle to myself, the master of horror Stephen King is quoted as saying, "...Stephenie Meyer can’t write worth a darn. She’s not very good." Oh, way to go Mr. King! Don't hold back, tell us how you really feel. I've never been an avid King reader, however; I have lots of respect for the man as an author and I have to agree with him on this one. King has never struck me as being particularly catty and so, I believe his remarks are simply born of frustration with a colleague.

I'm not at all impressed by Meyer and frankly, I don't see what the big deal is about Twilight. I can't bring myself to pick up one of her books after the incident with her leaked manuscript several months back. I just don't support authors who forget that they are writing for their readers and not for their own egos. Once you forget about your audience, you don't deserve to have one.

Along these lines, I have to ask the other aspiring authors out there, "Do you think your writing will suffer after you make it big?" It happens to the best of us. We get a little bit of popularity and it goes straight to our heads. Do you believe that you would be adversely affected by becoming a successful author? Tell me what you think.

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Where I've Been...

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Where I'll Be...

After a short break in the summer, I'll be at the following locations:

8/11/09 Allen Park Public Library, Allen Park, MI 6:30 p.m.

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