I just read that horror fiction author Stephen King reprehend Twilight star author Stephanie Meyer for her writing ability. According to Stephen King, Stephanie Meyer "can't write worth a darn."
Although I've been attempting since last year to read the Twilight series, I've been wondering if she was really that good since her books have been riding the bestsellers hitlist for quite a time now.
Stephen King also pointed out that while J.K. Rowling of the Harry Potter series fame was a "terrific writer," Stephanie Meyer, on the other hand, "can't write worth a darn. She's not very good."
He also said that there were terrible writers and yet they were successful.
Why is that? Actually, the credit goes to these terrible writers' works: their stories, its pace and the thrill and excitement their tales evoke to readers.
I think Stephen King is just allowed to criticize his fellow writers but he probably should have gone soft with his comments to Meyer. For aspiring writers, his criticism may strike hard in the heart.
On the other hand, Meyer can take it positively. I think it's constructive criticism at best. For an author like King, newbie Meyer can look up to him and the other writers before her.