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lostfan815139 karma

Hello Mr. King, I’m a huge fan and I just want to thank you for the great stories you’ve told all of us over the years. The Stand will always be my favorite book and my inspiration as a writer. (As well as On Writing) I have two questions for you:

  • What is the most important lesson you’ve learned as a storyteller? (For storytelling)

  • Is there a true solution to the mystery of the Colorado Kid, and if so, after 8 years, are you willing to throw this dog a bone and give out a clue?

Also, when I was 8 I had the great displeasure of having my eardrum punctured. I can still remember the pain. You’re the only other person I “know” that has also enjoyed that wonderful experience. I have nothing to add to that. It’s just the worst.

lostfan8151 karma

Hey Ellar! Thanks for committing to this project and helping make one of the greatest films of the 21st century. (and probably ever)

Do you do any writing yourself? From your experience, what do you know about the way Linklater creates his characters and stories? I know he's always striving to make films that express stories in a completely new way, but am wondering if you could expand on any particulars.