Saturday, April 21, 2012

A to Z Challenge: My Favorite Storytellers-- S

Both as a marketer and a writer, today's writer HAS to have a spot on the list of my favorite storytellers...

Stephen King

Stephen King is not only a talented (if inconsistent) writer, and a astounding horror story teller, he is one hell of an example of how to build your personal brand.

It is one of my favorite novels, and is up there with some John Irving and Margaret Atwood novels in terms of masterful story construction. I wrote my personal ode to it a while back, and you can see it here.

But, aside from more than 50 (!!) novels, short story collections, and screenplay, King is now debuting his first musical in Atlanta. Few people alive have achieved the level of personal brand recognition. Even Paris Hilton doesn't have this many fingers in this many pots!

And this is particularly fitting timing, because King is my boy's favorite writer, and today is my boy's birthday! Happy birthday my boy!

If you've written King off as a pulp horror writer, I urge you to give him another try. And if you are a King lover like me, what are your favorites?


  1. I don't read as much as I use to but I have read 2 of Stephen King's books. Thinner and Pet Cemetery.I actually really loved both.
    Great choice for "S".
    Stopping in via the A-Z blogging challenge.

    Bev @ Blue Velvet Vincent

  2. Great theme for the challenge! Did not know King had done a musical - must check it out. Have read a few of the A-Z posts and like your style.

  3. Huge fan of the King. I love his short stories best. Am reading "The Stand" now for the first time. Can't believe I let this one slip by.