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Stephen King, James McAvoy and Bill Skarsgård cure your Pennywise phobia with reassuring clown facts

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Stephen King knows scary, so if he tells you that only 50% of clowns are murderers, you should probably believe him. Bill Skarsgård? Why, he’s far too pretty to be evil! And listen to James McAvoy’s accent — utterly trustworthy. 

No wonder the Late Show had them drop by to help coulrophobes struggling with all this IT Chapter Two promo by sharing these extremely true facts.  Read more…

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7 Stephen King characters who mysteriously appear in multiple books

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The best thing about falling in love with a Stephen King character — something I’ve done many, many times — is that there’s a decent chance you might meet them again.

It’s one of the cool things about the horror master’s body of work: everything’s connected. Characters and settings crop up time and again in different books, often more than once.

It would be hard to go into absolutely every connection in just one article — there have been some impressive flowcharts made for this very purpose, and they’re incredibly complex — but there are a few big names that stand out. Read more…

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I tried to write a novel in a month and now I have a publishing offer

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Back in December 2015, I wrote a fairly waffling account of my attempt to write 50,000 words in 30 days for National Novel Writing Month.

You can read the whole thing here if you want, but the TL;DR version is this: I had very little sleep, drank far too much tea, and all-in-all felt like I had aged about 10 years in the process. But in the end I just about managed it.

After reaching the 50,000 word target, I had three main aims: 1) actually finish the book, 2) have a stab at getting it published, and 3) somehow become best friends with Stephen King and/or J.K. Rowling, who are pretty much my literary heroes and the subject of at least 80% of the articles I write for Mashable. Read more…

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13 of the best Stephen King short stories you've never read

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I haven’t managed to read all of Stephen King’s novels yet — I’m still working on that — but I have read all of his short stories. All of the published ones, anyway.

While many authors release a collection or two early on and then switch their focus to novels, King has written short fiction throughout his epic 50-year career.

At the time of writing he has well over 100 short stories published across six different collections (and that’s before you even get started on his novellas, which definitely warrant a separate post of their own). Read more…

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