Sorry, No Traipsing Through Mr King’s House | KT News

So, there’s been a lot of chatter and sites reporting about Stephen King’s House becoming a museum. But I’m here to tell you, move away from TripAdviser and put down your credit card. This. Is. Not. Happening. But something is…

As you can see from Mr King’s Facebook page, it’s the house next door that’s got stuff going on and not actually his own place. Their plan is to turn the house next door into a writers retreat.

Stephen King's House

Writer’s Retreat

So this is it, if you want to be one of the writers in residence and have the chance of spying Mr King having his morning coffee over the fence you’re gonna have to put pen to paper, polish off that novel you’ve been working on forever, and admit that you are, in fact, a writer. You’ve got a couple of years before the place will be open for business, so, by Mr King’s own reckoning, that should give you a few books in your portfolio by then.

I like to get ten pages a day, which amounts to 2,000 words. That’s 180,000 words over a three-month span, a goodish length for a book — something in which the reader can get happily lost, if the tale is done well and stays fresh.

― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Inspiration could be found next door to Mr King’s House

When he first moved to Maine, the idea for IT was beginning to form, a story which many have become recently reacquainted with through the latest adaptations. I wonder what inspiration writers might find as Mr King’s temporary neighbours and whether he might pop in and give a little advice to those lucky few…?

What do you reckon? Will you be adding this writer’s retreat to your list of possible places to get away from it all to work on your novel?

What say you?

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