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By the way, have you guys read "Bare Bones: Conversations on Terror With Stephen King", by Tim Underwood? Pretty cool, although it doesn't focus as much on writing as it does on terror, horror, etc. When he does talk about writing, though, it's very interesting. The way he describes his writing process (which is quite similar to his alter ego character's process in "Misery") is just amazing. He describes "finding a hole", through which you are sucked into the story and it practically writes itself. You find a "zone", and all is good.

I remeber another passage in that book, an interview, quite early in King's career, where Tim asks him if he had ever written anything that he thought was too awful to publish. He said that yes, he had been working on a novel and then showed it his wife, as he always did. She actually begged him not to publish it because it was "too much", and for a while, he set it aside.

The book? "Pet Sematary". The point? Well, sorry, I guess I deviated a bit from the topic here in the end, and I apologise, but I thought it was interesting... :-)
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