Stephen King’s writing is legendary.
His books, of which there are more than 50, have sold more than 350 million copies worldwide. Many of them have been adapted into movies, TV shows and comic books. In addition to his novels, he has written more than 200 short stories.
While reading the genre of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction and fantasy may rule him out as being your favourite kind of author, it is not many writers who have had such an impact on the world of literature or written as prolifically.
So having the opportunity to listen to Stephen King’s thoughts in a short radio interview late last year, I was surprised to find that his words resonated strongly with me. Most particularly when he said
We forget what it is to be a child.”
my ears pricked up. Why is it, King questions, that adults forget how to look at the world through the eyes of a child.
His thoughts remind me of the words of that well known educator, Sir Ken Robinson, who in videos such as Do schools kill creativity? also laments the fact that children lose their creativity as they work their way from pre-school through to the end of high school.
Have a listen to this short interview and in the process be spellbound by the incredible drawings that accompany the interview.