In addition to acting, King tried his hand at directing with Maximum Overdrivein which he also made a cameo appearance as a man using a malfunctioning ATM. Outside of writing, King is a music fan.
The idea came about this way: I came out of a hotel in New York and I saw this woman talking on her cell phone. There was a lot of speculation that he was the man behind Bad Twina Lost tie-in mystery, but he debunked that rumor.
In his later fiction, exemplified by Dolores Claiborne, King departed from the horror genre to provide sharply detailed psychological portraits of his protagonists, many of them women, who confront difficult and challenging circumstances.
He used the experience to write the short story The Mangler and the novelette Roadwork as Richard Bachman. King explored both his own career and the craft of writing in On Writinga book he completed as he was recovering from severe injuries received after being struck by a car.
It was a huge success, which allowed King to quit his other jobs and write full-time.
The novel also presents a fictional afterword by Ellen Rimbauer's grandson, Steven. That's why I do it.