Stephen King is set to give his first major insights into the writing process since his acclaimed On Writing, in a new collection of short stories due out this winter.
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, due to be published on November 3, 2015 will bring together 20 short stories by King, a mix of new writing and work already collected in magazines. But it will also include an introduction to each story by the writer, in which he will provide “autobiographical comments on when, why and how he came to write it”, as well as “the origins and motivation of each story.
In the new collection, King writes of how “little by little, writers develop their own styles, each as unique as a fingerprint. Traces of the writers one reads in one’s formative years remain, but the rhythm of each writer’s thoughts – an expression of his or her very brain waves, I think – eventually becomes dominant.”
Additional stories have been described as follows:
“a man who keeps reliving the same life, repeating the same mistakes over and over again”
“a columnist who kills people by writing their obituaries”
“a poignant tale about the end of the human race”
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