Like Stephen King · 21 May 2022

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I am like Stephen King.

It is not really true, but I will still say it. I am a bit like Stephen King. That is, I write every day. Or at least I write six days a week. Which to me is every day. No. I can count. I just make sure that I take a day off from writing. I rest one day a week. Which is good for me.

But back to my thesis statement.

I am really only like Stephen King in that I write every day. Or what I consider every day. (We already went through that.) The difference is that he writes 2000 words a day, and I only write about half that. Sometimes a little less. Sometimes a little more. So maybe I am just like half of Stephen King.

At any rate.

I came to the conclusion that I am like Stephen King when I recently read a quick blurb about him in Parade. You know. That little magazine insert that comes with the Sunday newspaper. Or at least it comes with ours. At any rate. I read the little blurb about Stephen King and decided that we are alike. We both write. We both play guitar. And we both were teachers. (I still am a teacher.)

True. Stephen King has sold way more books that I have. Millions more. He has written way more books too. He writes novels. Some might even be called tomes. I write short stuff. Short books which are just short stories. He writes for the masses. I write for myself. And the couple people who might be called my fan base. He writes for adults. I write for kids. Middle grade kids. He writes with a fountain pen. I use a computer.

I know. There are way more things different about Stephen King and me than there are similar. But I still think the notion that we both write nearly (or well over) one-thousand words a day is a significant likeness. So much so that I thought I should comment on it. For I daresay that there are people who do not come close to that. Oh sure, there are many people who write a thousand words a day. But there are just two that I can name. Stephen King and me.

Now, you might think that this post was done on a dare. See how many times you can say Stephen King in a blog post. Stephen King. Stephen King. Stephen King. But there was no such dare. I did not even write it because I thought people might search for Stephen King and find my blog. I know there is no such luck. Unless, you looked on the one-hundredth page (or more) of your search. After all, there are not just Stephen King books out there. There are Stephen King movies made from Stephen King books. And there are even Stephen King books written by Richard Bachman (his pen name for several books). And surely there is Stephen King merchandise and Stephen King this and Stephen King that. No, you would surely never find my blog post just by searching for Stephen King.

I like Stephen King. Rather, I like Stephen King books and movies. No. I have not read or watched them all. I am actually not that much into horror. But I like the way Stephen King writes. His work is readable. And his book, On Writing, is one of my favorite books on writing.

Well, as you can see from the above spouting, I am very much like Stephen King. Well, at least I write every day. In that way, at least, I am a little (kinda sorta) like Stephen King.

© 2022 Michael T. Miyoshi

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