Stephen King On TV

“But TV came relatively late to the King household, and I’m glad. I am, when you stop to think of it, a member of a fairly select group: the final handful of American novelists who learned to read and write before they learned to eat a daily helping of video *@#$%^&*. This might not be important. On the other hand, if you’re just starting out as a writer, you could do worse than strip your television’s electric plug-wire, wrap a spike around it, and then stick it back into the wall. See what blows, and how far. Just an idea.”

Stephen King ON WRITING (34)


2 thoughts on “Stephen King On TV

  1. I feel like television has a lot to do with writing and the ability to do so. Television (or at least the programs that most people spend hours watching) is basically sitting in front of a screen, putting in no effort and getting nothing out of it. When I was younger, we either didn’t have cable or I just never watched it. Instead, I was playing video games, drawing or writing, all of which involves an effort, and therefore, something back in return.

  2. TV is both a good thing and a bad thing. TV can showcase some pretty out-of-the-box thinking that can stimulate the creative juices or you can become lost in it and have a brain overload. Interesting that Mr King have a slight disdain for tv when a number of his books were adapted to the screen.

What are your thoughts on life, the universe, and everything?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s