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NaNoWriMo – Day 30

Today is the final day of NaNoWriMo. I added about 2000 more words to my novel-in-progress this morning. My final word count for the month came in at 55,051 words. The challenge of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is to write 50,000 words of a new novel in 30 days, so I exceeded this target by about 10%. Here’s my daily progress log, showing my total word count (darker color) versus the daily pacing needed to hit 50K words (lighter color). I surpassed the target pacing by a s...
Tags: Productivity, Stephen King, Lifestyle, Careers, Steve, Rachelle, Abundance, NaNoWriMo National Novel Writing Month

The Best Stephen King Movies Based On His Short Stories

Stephen King has written a lot of great short stories and novellas. Here are the best movies that have been pulled from the source material.
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CAGE OF BONES horror collection 99 Cents! Cage of Bones was my first book, released in hardcover in 2000 by Delirium Books, and featured 20 stories of horror, the macabre and even a touch of sci-fi. Most of these stories were previously published in a variety of magazines and anthologies in the 1990s. It includes one of my most popular stories – "Pumpkin Head" – as well as one of my more extreme – "The Mouth" – and one of my favorite pieces to read aloud at live events –"Bloodros...
Tags: Books, Stephen King, Self-promotions By Authors And Publishers, Everson, John Everson, Paul DiFilippo Asimov

Toni Morrison’s 1,200 Volume Personal Library is Going on Sale: Get a Glimpse of the Books on Her Tribeca Condo Shelves

Images by Brown Harris Stevens I will tell you how I began to be a writer. I was a reader. —Toni Morrison Those of us who might have grown up harboring literary ambitions may have been humbled and inspired when we first read Toni Morrison. She proves over and again, in novels, essays, and otherwise, the courage and dedication that serious writing requires. She has also shown us the courage it takes to be a serious reader. “Delving into literature is not escape,” she said in a 2002 interview. It...
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Stephen King Gives Sarah Paulson's Run His Stamp Of Approval As Flick Dominates Hulu

Here's something else for the Run cast & crew to scream about.
Tags: Religion, Stephen King, Hulu, Sarah Paulson

One Day At a Time Gets Cancelled Again at Pop TV

One Day At a Time Gets Cancelled Again at Pop TV After successfully saving One Day At a Time from its surprising Netflix cancellation last June 2019, The Wrap brings word that Pop TV has officially decided not to renew the critically-acclaimed family sitcom for a fifth season. This cancellation comes five months after One Day At a Time concluded its 7-episode fourth season on its new home, which was actually cut short by six episodes due to the ongoing pandemic. RELATED:  Stephen King’...
Tags: TV, Movies, Time, Stephen King, Norman Lear, Netflix, Army, TV News, Hulu, Sony Pictures Television, Penelope, Schneider, Lydia, Berkowitz, Brent Miller, Alex Alvarez

Uncle Frank Review: A Heartwarming, Heartbreaking & Timely Road Movie

Rating:  9.5/10 Cast: Paul Bettany as Frank Bledsoe PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; admiralCookie = readAdmiralCookie(); googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([0, 0], [[300, 250]]).addSize([750, 0], []).addSize([980, 0], []).build(); PB.gptStandAlone['pb_prebidjs_...
Tags: Movies, Stephen King, Movie Reviews, Paul Bettany, Ball, New York University, Frank, Amazon Prime Video, Golden Globe, Clea DuVall, Beth, Bledsoe, Wally, Judy Greer, Alan Ball, Walid

Save an extra 40% on this software that will help troubleshoot your WiFi issues

The Dead Zone isn't just a great Stephen King novel. It's also that unfortunate area in your house where WiFi signals go to die. Dead zones may be caused by actual physical barriers in your home, like a wall or a refrigerator. — Read the rest
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‘Run’ Breaks a Hulu Record to Become the Most-Watched Movie In Its Opening Weekend

Run, the newest film from Searching director Aneesh Chaganty, has already broken a couple of records for Hulu. A new report says the suspense thriller, which is about the increasingly fraught relationship between a mother (Sarah Paulson) and her teenaged daughter (Kiera Allen), has become the most-watched feature title ever during its opening weekend, taking the crown from the time loop comedy Palm Springs. Find out about a second Run Hulu record below. AHHHHHHH?? #RunFilm ranks as the most...
Tags: Movies, Stephen King, Thriller, Hulu, Run, Sarah Paulson, Deadline, Mystery/Suspense, Sev Ohanian, Aneesh Chaganty, Kiera Allen, Deadline Run

TV Bits: ‘Peanuts’ Holiday Specials, New ‘Saved by the Bell’ Theme, ‘Uno’ Game Show, Snoop Dogg’s ‘Oakandia’,

In this edition of TV Bits, here are some of the small screen stories we’ve got: Peanuts holiday specials will air on TV after all The Movie Show is coming to Syfy to send-up YouTube review shows Rapper Lil Yachty did the new Saved by the Bell theme song A director from the original run of Dexter is returning for the revival Kelsey Grammer and Alec Baldwin have a new series together The card game Uno is somehow getting a game show Snoop Dogg and Vince Vaughn have a new animated series called O...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, New York, Television, Movies, Nbc, Youtube, Stephen King, Syfy, Showtime, Broadway, Harry Potter, Diana, Tina Fey, Pbs, Portlandia

Tarantino: Remove the Cake Frosting and ‘It’ is a Ripoff of ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’

“It is basically Stephen King saw A Nightmare on Elm Street [1984] and did his ripoff of it. The [1988] book It is Stephen King’s ripoff of Nightmare on Elm Street. He just replaces Freddy Krueger with Pennywise. It’s just exactly like he sees Nightmare on Elm Street—Oh wow, that’s goes that’s a really neat […]
Tags: Stephen King, It, Filmmaking, Quentin Tarantino, Tarantino, Freddy Krueger, Wes Craven, Pennywise, Screenwriting, A Nightmare On Elm Street, Eli Roth& 039, s History of Horror: Uncut podcast

‘The Stand’: Ezra Miller is Playing Trashcan Man in the Stephen King Miniseries

Here’s a surprise: you know that upcoming miniseries adaptation of The Stand? The one that premieres next month? Well, it turns out that Ezra Miller has a part in it, and it’s been kept a secret all this time. Miller is playing The Trashcan Man, a schizophrenic pyromaniac who is drawn towards Randall Flagg, the evil supernatural figure who rises up in the wake of an apocalyptic plague. Matt Frewer played the character in the 1994 miniseries adaptation of the Stephen King novel. EW broke the ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Casting, Stephen-King, Adaptation, Cbs, Las Vegas, Marilyn Manson, Cbs All Access, Miller, Ezra Miller, Manson, Cavell, Randall Flagg, Erza, The Stand

Revisiting 1994's The Stand Ahead of Its New Adaptation

In a year that feels like Captain Trips has started creeping on the real world, the timing of CBS All Access’ new adaptation of Stephen King’s plague-apocalypse epic feels eerily appropriate. But Josh Boone and Ben Cavell’s take on The Stand has some big cloven hooves to fill: the hit 1994 miniseries.Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Abc, Stephen King, Cbs, Nostalgia, Cbs All Access, Retro Review, Josh Boone, The Stand, Mick Garris, Ben Cavell

Ezra Miller Plays Trashcan Man in Stephen King’s The Stand

Ezra Miller Plays Trashcan Man in Stephen King’s The Stand It appears that CBS All Access has found the right face for Trashcan Man in The Stand TV series. EW broke the news that Justice League star Ezra Miller will portray Donald Elbert, a.k.a. Trashcan Man, in the upcoming series. The media outlet also offered a first look at the character and interviewed The Stand showrunner, Benjamin Cavell. “It’s so different from any way that anyone has seen Ezra before, and he’s so committed to it,” C...
Tags: TV, Movies, Horror, Stephen King, TV News, Cbs, Justice League, Marilyn Manson, Miller, Ezra Miller, Ezra, Cavell, Randall Flagg, ComingSoon, The Stand, Matt Frewer

"We have every reason to believe a Trump memoir would be primarily misinformation, ungrounded opinions and flat-out lies."

"Don’t pay him to do it and don’t give him the legitimacy of a contract with a major publishing house. If you’re going to set yourself up as a gatekeeper, you have a responsibility for what goes through your gate" Said Celeste Ng, a best-selling novelist, who says she'd protest if her publisher (Penguin Random House) was going to publish a Trump memoir — quoted in "A Trump Memoir Would Sell. Will Publishers Buy It?/Some publishing executives worry their authors and staff might rebel, but they ...
Tags: Law, Censorship, Stephen King, Free Speech, Penguin Random House, Trump, Regnery, Ann Althouse, Trump the ex-President, Trump's book, Said Celeste Ng

The Venture Bros.' Future Is Being Worked on by the Head of HBO Max

Lynne Ramsay is heading to the world of Stephen King adaptations. Jeffrey Dean Morgan still has hopes for a Negan Walking Dead spinoff. Get a look at Adventure Time’s return in the opening minutes of Distant Lands: Obsidian. Plus: Javicia Leslie’s new Batwoman drops down for a new teaser. Spoilers now!Read more...
Tags: Science, The Walking Dead, Stephen King, Songbird, Batwoman, Venture Bros, Negan, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lynne Ramsay, Wonder Girl, The Orange Years, 30 Coins, HBO Max, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Javicia Leslie, The Final Girl Support Group

‘The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon’: ‘You Were Never Really Here’ Director Lynne Ramsay Helming Stephen King Adaptation

Lynne Ramsay is getting in on the Stephen King adaptation action. The You Were Never Really Here director has signed on to direct Village Roadshow’s adaptation of The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Stephen King’s 1999 novel about a little girl who gets lost in the woods. Christy Hall, co-creator of the Netflix seres I’m Not Okay With This, wrote the script with Ramsay. THR is reporting that Lynne Ramsay will direct The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon. A potential film adaptation of the Stephen King no...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Stephen-King, Maine, Adaptation, Boston Red Sox, King, Pete, Romero, Ramsay, Maine New Hampshire, Trisha, Appalachian Trail, George A Romero, Lynne Ramsay, Roy Lee

Lynne Ramsay Tapped to Helm The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon Adaptation

Lynne Ramsay tapped to helm The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon adaptation After acquiring the rights to Stephen King’s psychological horror novel earlier this year, Village Roadshow Pictures has tapped BAFTA winner Lynne Ramsay (You Were Never Really Here) to direct the film adaptation of The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, according to . PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[]...
Tags: Movies, Stephen King, Netflix, BAFTA, Boston Red Sox, King, Adrien Brody, Romero, Mondadori, Ramsay, Charles Forsman, George A Romero, Andrew Childs, ComingSoon, Village Roadshow Pictures, Lynne Ramsay

Frumpy Middle-aged Mom has a new book, and she’s got some questions about it

I have no idea how to start this story, but — being a trained professional — that won’t stop me from writing it anyway. See, in a couple of days, I’m about to have my first book published, and this is such a momentous occasion in my life that I’m struck dumb. Enjoy it while you can, because usually, you can’t shut me up. Anyway, my editor thought it would be funny if I interviewed myself for this story, and I agreed. (Life lesson: Always agree with your boss.) Here’s my scintillating conversatio...
Tags: Books, Stephen King, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Mom, Don, Wayne, Fisher, Handel, Houdini, Marla, Top Stories OCR, Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom, Marla Jo Fisher, Mindy Schauer Orange County Register SCNG

‘The Stand’ Trailer: Whoopi Goldberg and Alexander Skarsgård Face Off in the Miniseries Adaptation of Stephen King’s Classic Novel

It might seem a weird time for CBS All Access to release its TV miniseries adaptation of Stephen King‘s pandemic apocalypse thriller The Stand, but perhaps it will be a form of escape to see a pandemic-stricken Earth become a battleground between good and evil. King’s epic novel is getting a 10-episode miniseries adaptation featuring a star-studded cast that includes James Marsden, Amber Heard, Greg Kinnear, Odessa Young, Whoopi Goldberg. Watch The Stand trailer below. The Stand Trailer ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Stephen King, Earth, Thriller, Adaptation, Cbs, Las Vegas, Whoopi Goldberg, Cbs All Access, Abigail, James Marsden, Larry, Goldberg, HEATHER GRAHAM, Alexander Skarsgard

New The Stand Promo Chooses Between The Prophet & The Dark Man

New The Stand Promo Chooses Between The Prophet & The Dark Man CBS All Access has released a brand new promo for their highly-anticipated limited series adaptation of The Stand, featuring the last remaining survivors as they choose which side to stand by: Mother Abigail’s or Randall Flagg’s. Based on Stephen King‘s post-apocalyptic dark fantasy novel of the same name, the series will premiere on CBS All Access on Thursday, December 17. Check out the video in the player below! RELATED: Paramo...
Tags: Video, Hbo, TV, Movies, Horror, Stephen King, TV News, Streaming, Cbs, Defense Department, King, Paramount, Cbs All Access, Boone, Nadine, Abigail

10 Songs That Make People Happy

Inc. Magazine shared a recent article about 10 songs that make people happy, based on some findings by a neuroscientist several years ago. I don’t normally find Inc’s articles worthwhile because they publish so many fluffy clickbait pieces (often padding out one minor quote from Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, or Jeff Bezos into a whole article). But I can say that Rachelle and I listened to several of the songs on this list last night while making dinner, and we did feel happier. Here...
Tags: Stephen King, Careers, Emotions, Jeff Bezos, Steve, Inc Magazine, Rachelle, Billie JoelEye, Cyndi LauperLivin, Jon Bon, Gloria GaynorWalking

The Scorpion King Could Live Again, But Not With Dwayne Johnson

Angela Bassett will return for the next two Missions Impossible. Freakazoid is back...on Teen Titans Go!? HBO has canceled its Stephen King adaptation The Outsider, but there’s hope it might live. Plus, get a look at Pennyworth’s return, and there’s good news for The Umbrella Academy. Spoilers now!Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Dwayne Johnson, Stephen King, Angela Bassett, Breach, Rainfall, Tides, Clarice, The Outsider, Creepshow, Freakazoid, Teen Titans Go, Scorpion King, Umbrella Academy, Pennyworth

The Hardy Boys Trailer Previews Hulu’s Newest TV Adaptation of Mystery Novel Series

The Hardy Boys Trailer Previews Hulu’s Newest TV Adaptation of Mystery Novel Series Hulu has released the official trailer for their upcoming TV adaptation of The Hardy Boys, based on the long-running mystery novel series which was first created by Edward Stratemeyer. The video introduces us to this generation’s newest versions of brothers Frank and Joe Hardy as they try to solve the mystery concerning their mother and the secrets of their new town Bridgeport. The series will be available fo...
Tags: Video, TV, Movies, Stephen King, TV News, Streaming, Hulu, Cw, Joe, Nancy Drew, Bridgeport, Joe Hardy, Edward Stratemeyer, Tom Swift, Frank Hardy, The Hardy Boys

‘The Outsider’ Season 2 Not Happening at HBO; Stephen King Series Now Being Shopped to Other Networks

Last month, Stephen King confirmed that scripts existed for The Outsider season 2, heavily implying that HBO was going to be giving the series a greenlight. But now…that’s not happening. HBO has passed on the second season of the horror-mystery series. Now, MRC, the studio behind the show, will start shopping the potential season to other networks. Deadline is reporting that HBO has passed on The Outsider season 2. “We enjoyed our collaboration with Richard [Price], Jason [Bateman], Andrew [...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Horror, Stephen-King, Jason Bateman, Richard, King, Mrc, Holly, Jason -LSB- Bateman, Cynthia Erivo, The Outsider, Holly Gibney, Elise Henderson, Ralph Anderson Ben Mendelsohn

HBO Passes on The Outsider Renewal, Series Looking for New Home

HBO passes on The Outsider renewal, series looking for new home After initially being optioned as a miniseries by Media Rights Capital, talks of a second season for HBO’s adaptation of Stephen King’s The Outsider were slowly underway following its critical success but now it’s been confirmed that HBO has elected to pass on renewing the horror mystery drama, according to Variety. RELATED: HBO’s The Outsider: Stephen King Confirms Season 2 is in the Works PB ...
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