Famous writers

Writers who nearly didn’t get published: Stephen King

In 1973 Stephen King was a teacher and an aspiring author.Alongside teaching high school English classes at HampdenAcademy, he wrote short stories which he sold to men’s magazines. In the evenings and weekends he worked on novels. And on Friday afternoons he “liked to get drunk.”Times were hard: he was driving a knackered car which… Continue reading Writers who nearly didn’t get published: Stephen King

Creativity

A staggeringly easy way to multiply the number of ‘aha!’ or ‘eureka!’ moments you have

A few days ago I posted a blog about how daydreaming can help with creativity. As I was writing it I remembered a more in-depth article I wrote on this topic a few years ago. Here it is for anyone wanting more info (apologies if it is a little stilted in places – at the time… Continue reading A staggeringly easy way to multiply the number of ‘aha!’ or ‘eureka!’ moments you have