The Loophole Steven King Uses to Supercharge His Writing Productivity

First-person narration as a strategy for breaking writer's block

Travis W. King
5 min readApr 3, 2024

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I recently gave up on a new, very long Stephen King book. I lost interest half way in. The start of the story had me reaching for the Kindle on my nightstand, but chapters later, I found myself scrolling on Instagram rather than reading. So, I let it go. (Yes, I read on a Kindle, and I prefer it for a number of reasons.)

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Travis W. King

Traveling, writing, & working abroad for 10 years. Former Remote Year Dir. of Community. Check out my travel memoir—Not That Anyone Asked—at www.traviswking.com