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史蒂芬·金小传

Stephen King's Wife Saved Carrie Draft from Trash Can | Biography

Stephen King is the king of horror.
史蒂芬·金是恐怖小说大师
His books have sold over 350 million copies worldwide.
他的书已在全球售出超过3.5亿本
But long before he took the throne,
但在坐上这个宝座之前
he nearly threw his career away, literally.
不夸张地说 他差一点就断送了自己的事业
This is “Biography.”
这里是《名人小传》
Stephen was just a kid when he started
史蒂芬从小就开始
sending his scary stories to publishers.
给出版商投寄他的恐怖小说
As the old saying goes, success is 99% failure.
俗话说 1次成功前会有99次失败
And young Stephen failed a lot.
青年时期的史蒂芬失败过很多次
So much, in fact, that he nailed the rejection
失败次数太多 以至于他把那些退稿信
letters to his bedroom wall.
都钉在了卧室的墙上
It was a way to fuel his dream of being a writer.
这是他激励自己坚持作家梦的一种方式
But the rejections started piling up,
但是退稿信开始堆叠
and piling up, and piling up.
而且越叠越多
Stephen says, by the time I was 14, the nail on my wall
史蒂芬说:“在我十四岁时 墙上的那颗钉子
would no longer support the weight of the rejection
已经难以承载退稿信的重量
slips impaled upon it.
钉不了更多了
I replaced the nail with a spike, and went on writing.
我就用一颗长钉取而代之 然后接着写”
And writing he did.
他也确实继续写了下去
Years later, King started on a short story
多年后 金开始创作一部短篇小说
about a misfit high-schooler with a secret power.
写的是一个拥有神秘力量的不合群的高中生
But he wasn’t happy with the first few pages,
但他不太满意故事的开头几页
and dumped them in the trash.
于是将之扔进了垃圾篓
Thankfully, his wife saw something in that story
幸运的是 他的妻子在这篇故事中看到了
that King didn’t, and she rescued the tossed text.
一些金没看到的东西 并拣起了这些废纸
She even talked Stephen into turning the story into a novel.
她甚至说服史蒂芬将该故事写成小说
That novel was “Carrie,” which became
那部小说是史蒂芬的处女作《魔女嘉莉》
King’s first published book and paid for a new Ford Pinto.
他用赚来的钱买了一辆崭新的福特平托
The rights to “Carrie” would later sell for almost half a million dollars,
《魔女嘉莉》的版权后来卖了近50万美元
kick-starting a half century of scaring readers of all ages.
开启了全年龄段读者长达半世纪之久的恐怖小说阅读潮
The most frightening thing about Stephen King?
关于史蒂芬·金 什么事情是最吓人的?
Just how close he came to throwing it all away.
那就是他差点将成功都扔进了纸篓里

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