Stephen King & George RR Martin Master Class

 

Bestselling authors George R.R. Martin and Stephen King treated Albuquerque, New Mexico fans to a deep-dive discussion last week, the video for which was recently put online. Topics ranged from gun control to King’s new thriller End of Watch. But there was a particularly light-hearted moment at the end of the conversation when the famously deliberate Martin asked the famously prolific King: “How the f— do you write so many books so fast?”

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Marveled Martin: “I think, ‘Oh, I’ve had a really good six months – I’ve written three chapters!’ and you’ve finished three books in that time.”

King replied: “Here’s the thing: There are books and there are books.” He explained that he writes for three or four hours each day and tries to produce a half dozen “fairly clean” pages in that time. “So if the manuscript is, say, 360 pages long, that’s basically two months’ work – but that’s assuming it goes well. “ link

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