Monday, August 1, 2016

Read dangerously, Write dangerously

A few months ago I bought a ticket on a whim to see Stephen King. I almost didn't go. When the day came I was tired. I almost gave the tickets to someone else. I mean, I haven't read too many of his books. Well, I've only read one of his books and it was the writing book. I tried to read CARRIE in eighth grade but didn't get far. I have seen quite a few of his movies though and my favorite is The Shawshank Redemption. It's probably one of my top five favorite movies.
Do movies count when buying a ticket to see Stephen King in person?

Lucky for me, someone (Emily King!) offered to carpool and someone else wanted a ride too (Annette Lyon) .and I felt obligated to go. haha. In the meantime, another friend came down from Idaho (Gina Larson) and offered to save us seats since she was in the very front. We took her up on the offer and after waiting in a very long line to get in we marched up to the front and found out seats.  We were right in the front. When I realized how close to Stephen King I would be, I got a little excited.

Did you know?

Stephen King came to Utah.

And he was funny and clever and swore and apologized for swearing.

He talked about how a little seed can be planted through storytelling. Then he told us to check the backseat of the car when we drive home. Yes, we were all creeped out. He's good at that.

He also told us to read dangerously.
Think about that for a minute.
What does reading dangerously mean to you?

Writer friends took it one step farther. If we are to read dangerously, shouldn't writers write dangerously?
What does writing dangerously mean to you?

I think he's watching me. Scaring me. I'm going to have to check the backseat of the car now.


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