February 3, 2009

Poopyhead Stephen King thinks Stephenie Meyer is a Bad Writer

Access Hollywood is now reporting on that USA Weekend interview with Stephen King, where he criticized Stephenie Meyer's writing skills. *Ouch*.
In an interview with USA Weekend, the bestselling author compared Meyer with J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series.

According to Stephen, “Both Rowling and Meyer, they’re speaking directly to young people… The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephenie Meyer can’t write worth a darn. She’s not very good.”
To be fair, Stephen also criticizes other authors for sucky writing. Maybe he was just being bitchy. You can read the original USA Weekend article here.

In any case, maybe these Twilight Band-aids can help with the sting, Stephenie! Twilight is the series that launched a thousand products & a cultural phenomena. Take that, Stephen King!

42 comments:

  1. Men...
    I'm only 13, yet I already know; lots men are stupid idiots and only a few can be really nice like Eward Cullen.

    Stephenie Meyer just wrote the best book series the world has ever seen since Harry Potter, and for goodness sake, there and hundreds of crazy BLOGGING people out there that feel the need to talk about Eward Cullen every hour.. (including you and me, and you know what, I just may rant about this on my blog!!! Grrr.)

    LOl

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    1. Hahahahahahahshahahahahaha

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  2. That was very unprofessional of him.

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  3. She may be a bad writer (technically), but she an AWESOME storyteller!

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  4. Catherine, I agree - Stephenie is an amazing storyteller. Anyhoo, if he's got nothing nice to say, better to say nothing at all. :)

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  5. Stephen Meyer sucks. Her books are overall boring and make me want to shoot myself in the face. She isn't an author, she is a lady who got extremly lucky

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  6. I'm sure if she wrote an adult novel she'd do a lot better. The trick to writing a Young Adult novel is to simplify, and use vivid descriptions, which she did. She's a fantastic YA novelist, which is what made her unbelievably successful.

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  7. i luv u twilight cast keep doin ur thing i luv u guys

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  8. I totally agree with King. The books are terribly written; lots of cliches and Bella is a typical Mary Sue character. And dare I mention the grammatical and spelling mistakes? How the HELL did this get published in the first place?!?!

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  9. they're no rules in writing stories! He's such a bitch! If Steph was a bad writer, why the hell would SOOOO many people all around the world read her books, and get into a mager movie?

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    1. She's not a bad writer, but she isn't as good as Stephen King, a lot MORE people read his books and watch his movies than Stephanie Meyer. et over it. He's not a 'bitch' he's just giving his opinion of her writing, not her as a person.

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    2. That's simple: who enjoys Twilight is stupid. And we live in an idiot filled world.

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  10. I loved the book, I got sooo into it witht he emotions just running out of the book. At some points it felt like I was not even reading.
    I also Relate alot to bella, how she doesnt want to be the center of attention, but you still want that happy ending.
    This is hard because there is so much more I want to say about twilight, Im sorry that some of you did not enjoy it, maybe you just could not relate?? That happens to me when I read some weird books sometimes. Just please I dont understand why you would write on here, if you hate it like really what did you look up on google?? why would you be googleing it if you hate it so much?? Just wondering.
    Anways I would like to leave on a happier note....I cant wait for New Moon (movie) To come out, although edward is not in it as much I think its a part to get to know bella better : )
    YAY

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  11. As much as I love the Twilight Saga, I must admit it was horribly written.
    I agree that Stephenie is a fantastic storyteller, but as an author... not so much.
    The Host was written MUCH better than Twilight was, and I liked the characters more.
    Bella is probably the most annoying character in the whole series, I absolutely HATED New Moon because all she did was mope, bitch, and complain.
    The reason she got so famous is because, basically, the whole series was her own personal little "wet dream". This fantasy of a beautiful, charming vampire falling in love with an "ordinary girl" was basically every other girls "fantasy", as they can relate to being the "ordinary girl"
    Yes, I have many complaints and criticisms about the book. But, I can admit that I too fell in love with the series but now, to be honest, I'm sick of the whole "Twilight" hype.

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  12. Stephen King is the last guy to be speaking about bad writing. He is the male equivalent of Stephenie Meyer. Neither are great writers, but both are good storytellers. The proof is in their readership. Sounds like sour grapes.

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  13. I agree with what King said, actually. I think Meyer is a poor writer, where Rowling alludes creatively to many historical events and pieces of mythology and intertwines them seemingly effortlessly into her world, whereas Meyer's characters are just... Mary Sues in love. Edward's perfect apparently, and all the guys want Bella. I don't know. Sounds to me like King prefers originality over any old fan fic that you can read online somewhere and I'm 100% for that.

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  14. Yeah, gonna have to go ahead and agree with him. The story is precisely what all women want to read, however, it doesn't make it an original or a well written story. It's just entertaining. It's what I would call a "guilty pleasure." The story is engaging, because it's basically just a romance novel minus all the risque parts, add some fangs, glitter skin, a male model, and werewolves in there, and you have a national teenaged-girl phenomenon. The lead character is what we all want to desperately relate to--a girl who sets herself apart from the crowd, doesn't think she's anything special, suddenly moves to a new town where every guy is in love with her, including this mystical, flawless looking guy who just so happens to be a vampire who thirsts specifically for her, and finds it hard to resist her. Defintiely a hyper-romantic, fluff romance novel with a modern twist, written methodically and in a simple manner that does not suggest talent.

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  15. Couldn't get past the second chapter. Easily the worst writing I have ever seen in a published novel. How on earth did this get through the editor?

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  16. 1. Bella is a self insert. Stephenie Meyer is lying if she says that she did not base Bella from herself.
    2. Too many RIDICULOUS, twenty page vivid discriptions of his (Edward's) freaking eyes. WE GET IT, OKAY?
    3. He SPARKLES. Nuff said. ~~~~

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  17. i only agree with Steven that he stated she writes directly to young people. i have 2 teenagers the girl loves it the boy could care less about it...
    my wife loves it and I watched the 1st one for about 40mins before i was like " i gotta go wash my car or something....i love alot of movies...at least we all loved harry potter...i just think its like 90210 vampire style...blah....but hey if your kids gonna pay her toward the bilion $ sales why not ...let someone steal more of our hard earned money...

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  18. The series sucks and so do the movies, Think about it people. She could have called the "vampires", a term I use loosely in this situation to describe a being that has no relation to its namesake other that Bloodthirst and superpowers, Any other mythological being and get away with it. Vampires are a cut a dry way to get long life-spans and danger into a dark, broody, emo package and sell it to young women and girls. Its a marketing ploy that you're all Much to happy to buy into. I makes me think of Anne Rice, and how even though She can't write for a damn either at least she couldn't even mess up the archetypal Vampire as much as this waste of paper has... Stephen King is right. go ahead and be butthurt.

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  19. you people are stupid. you liked the idea behind twilight and it is masking how poorly written the book actually is. go back and read how many of the same discussions take place in book or how many times bella describes edward the same way,.

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  20. Most books, movies, and newspapers are written to appeal to a fourth grade intellect.

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  21. Compared to Stephanie Meyers Stephen King looks like frog. Maybe if she kissed him he would turn into a prince.

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  22. Fucking Stephanie Meyers. I hope she falls in a vat of boiling grease. Along with all her dumbass fans. YOU ALL ARE A SHAME TO THE FEMALE HALF OF OUR SPECIES!

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  23. I hate Stephenie Meyer and all that TwiSHIT.
    ok....."lots men are stupid idiots and only a few can be really nice like Eward Cullen."

    Edward is a terriblie excuse for a boyfriend. He is control, a pervert, and abusive to her. I cannot believe that people think he's the perfect boyfriend. It's pathetic!

    Girls!! Listen to me. Stephenie Meyer just wants you all to be stay at home, no career, popping out kids Morman wife.

    You do not need a man in your life to complete you. You are fine the way you are.

    Twilight is a more expensive version of toliet paper to me.

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  24. Not to mention that Stephenie Meyers STOLE a lot of her ideas from other great vampire books, like the Sookie Stackhouse novels which are very original in themselves. Most of the actual meat and taters of her story are just babble about how beautiful Edward looks. How breathtakingly beautiful? HEARTBREAKINGLY beautiful?

    Plz guys, wtf. Just because she's a "great storyteller" which is a load, doesn't excuse her to ruin the book with her horrible writing style. I can't even get past the first page without wanting to light it on fire.

    Having a non-original idea, mostly STOLEN ideas, repeating the same convo/quotes over and over (we get the point), and REALLY bad writing style is REALLY sad. And Stephenie Meyers should KNOW she sucks!

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  25. I love her work!!! Stephen king is wrong!!

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  26. Unproffessional of Stephen King, but the dude isn't proffessional, that's what's nice about him in interviews. He seems very authentic, he isn't politically correct and speaks his mind. Stephanie Meyer too, I admire her for finishing a book, it's a feat in itself, she deserves some degree of success although not the success she's been host to. But seriously man, are you gonna say "the series that launched a whole range of merchandise and a movie! Take that Stephen King!" Do you know how fucking succesful that guy is?! He holds seventy six book to film adaptations that have generated for him billions. Miscellaneous merchandising has almost doubled this vast income, and he's written over ninety novels, one of which was over 100 pages long, he's won over thirty five awards including a lifetime achievement award, and has helped shape popular culture. Do you really think he's gonna be phased by one series which has developed into a teenage girl fashion rage? Seriously man I don't condone the guy for what he said but don't try to put Stephanie Meyers success above his. Fuckin' hell.

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  27. So all of you Meyer's haters are you just really jealous or what? Have a novel you can't sell? Why don't you find something constructive to do. I totally agree she is a not a great writer, but her story telling is good. I enjoyed the series as a fun beach read on vacation. I desperately needed a break from some of the "great" writers my reading group selects. The literary world can be like Hollywood - there is no accounting for taste.

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  28. how in the world are stephine's books like the snookie stackhouse books? i have read both series and they are nothing alike. besides the obvious, they drink blood, cant be in sun light, and they like to seduce people. dont hate stephine just because she decided to write books that people like to read.

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  29. This info is coming from Stephen King, one of the best writers in the world. If he says the book is crap, then he's right. I've never read the book myself, but everyone I have met have said it is horrible. Stephine sounds like she cant write to save her life. Listen to the professionals like Stephen king guys! The only reason loads of girls love the film is because of Robert Pattison. Woooo... not

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  30. Twilight makes every intelligent girl feel ashamed of being a female in our society!

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  31. I Agree with king all the way. Her books are TERRIBLE, and she was writing about what she was dreaming of. We don't need to know that unless your planning on writing something GOOD.

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  32. WATCH YOURSELF KING.this much younger,better looking,and more popular author has sold pass one third of what you've sold in your entire life.So can you plese just shut the hell up and take it like the man you appear to be?

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  33. I agree with SK, because i read the Twilight series. yes, the story is good, but her writing skills arent great. and SK is one amazing author. he has sold about 350 million copies of his books, while Stephanie has only sold 100 mil. SK is th 27th bestselling author of the decade. Steph wasn't on that list. So, SK is an amazing author and not one to be messed with. so go die :)

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  34. "I hate Stephenie Meyer and all that TwiSHIT.
    ok....."lots men are stupid idiots and only a few can be really nice like Eward Cullen."

    Edward is a terriblie excuse for a boyfriend. He is control, a pervert, and abusive to her. I cannot believe that people think he's the perfect boyfriend. It's pathetic!

    Girls!! Listen to me. Stephenie Meyer just wants you all to be stay at home, no career, popping out kids Morman wife.

    You do not need a man in your life to complete you. You are fine the way you are.

    Twilight is a more expensive version of toliet paper to me."

    I love you! you're absolutley right! Edward fuckface is controlling and horrible. if any 'man' everspoke to me like that or told me what to do, he would be buried in my back yard :)

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  35. twilight, is for fat, coochie, blue-stocking, spinsters and insecure little girls going through puberty.

    its terribly written, and its looks like she has spent most of the money generated by twilight for plastic surgery. seems like she is just as insecure as the little girls and old maids she writes for.

    fuck you all, i hope anyone who enjoys twilight gets sterilized.

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  36. Hello all!

    I have to say, I am going to write the same opinion on this... abomination... as all the anonymous people are, but I am going to sign it with an actual name.

    My GOD, (YES, I SAID GOD, NOT GOSH)my Sister, our best friend and I tried to read the book together, each reading two pages aloud each so we each didn't have to suffer trying to read this horrid atrocity alone and end up wanting to kill ourselves after we read that her name was "Bella Swan".

    Tried to make fun of it..
    We read a total of 6 pages and made sure we couldn't find the book again- even when we were in the process of packing to move.

    I HAD to watch the "movie" (I didn't add to the revenues,I refuse)JUST so I could know more details to crack on.
    We got bored, took a shot each time "Bella the Best Mary-Sue in the World" bit her pouty lip..
    I needed to pee so bad!

    Needless to say, I feel SO MUCH DUMBER after making myself sit through this poor excuse for a plot trying to mean something, and I think, after about four months of doing so well, I was suicidal again for a few minutes.

    Dudes and Dudettes (this movie made me that dumb as to use thoes words, yes) I have no shame in saying - even if I get arrested sadly - that I wish someone would kill her.

    Any method of murder would be greatly appreciated if directed at this... Mormon... I couldn't think of anything else meaner to call her to be honest...


    ~Can't wait to live in a stephanie meyer free world (even though her incoherent ramblings are fun as HELL to make fun of)!
    Love to live to hate twilight and stephanie meyer, a descendant of Grendel.

    Nancy C.

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  37. As a guy and a curious one at that, I had to see what all the hype was about. I never read the books and when I saw the ads for these movies I didn't find it very appealing.
    I don't hate vampire movies, and I don't hate romance movies either. But because a lot of Vampire movies are Okay AT BEST, and most Romance movies are just about the same (and not all that good for that matter,) I may have gone into this movie with some pre-concieved notions. None of which were unjustified though.

    Stephenie Meyer is neither a good writer or story-teller. The writing and directing of this movie sucked. There were so many holes. One scene where Edward saves Bella from that oncoming van, it made no sense because it looked as if only Bella saw the guy run blindingly fast and stop a car with his palm. I'm pretty sure someone else would have seen that. It was one of the many things wrong with the movie.
    So why is Edward automatically and universally dubbed the "hot guy" of the school? Because if he was just another schmuck, Steph Meyer would have written Bella as someone who lusts after a nobody. You can't have a dark, depressed yet somehow ordinary girl have the hots for a regular guy. Not in Steph's fantasy.
    Edward is an awful character. He keeps playing mind games, he doesn't really treat her all that well and for some reason that's exactly why Bella falls in love with him. One more thing to add, if Edward did really love her, and had faith in their relationship he would have turned her into a vampire by the end of the first movie. But he didn't. He wanted her to remain mortal because once she dies he can move on to the next piece of jail-bait trim that comes his way. He's over a hundred years old. You would figure Edward would have become more mature. But he isn't, he's not a decent character. Not only that, but Edward is one-dimensional. He lacks depth and complexity. He is a stick man, written by Steph because she must have had a crush on some popular guy at her high school who ignored and probably made fun of her so she assumes THAT is what Edward should be, oh and add that he's in love with her this time and now she has a story.
    Bella Swann is a shitty name. It's too obvious that Steph wished people would call her that. But like other people have said before; this story is wish-fulfillment and self insertion. All characters are Mary-Sue's and only serve as mouthpieces for Stephanie Meyer's thoughts and fantasies. This woman is an awful writer.

    It's a shame that blatant self-insertion and bad writing makes its way to the top. Not only is this work unoriginal, it is boring.

    George T.

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  38. None of you can say she is a good author. She has a terrible writing style and even I, who still learns English at school, found a lot of grammar mistakes (yes, in the English version). Besides she writes like she speaks - she just uses the present perfect and putting a bunch of adjectives and metaphors in a sentence doesn't let it sound much better. I probably lost 10 IQ points when I red that crap. Furthermore the opnion of some little girls, who are going through the puberty and don't know anything about literature, doesn't count more than from an excellent writer like Stephen King. He's great and is allowed to criticize newcomers like Meyer.

    Agnesa F.

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  39. Also, none of the characters in Twilight are anywhere original. They're a bunch of mary-sues that ingested way to much angsty glitter.

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