When he was only twelve, he began submitting stories to professional magazines, and he started his first novel in high school. He made his first fiction book sale when he was 20 years old, after graduating high school. Stephen attended the University of Maine to major in English, which he graduated from college in 1970. Life was tough for King in 1970, although he married Tabitha Spruce and had three children. He worked in a Laundromat, was a high school teacher, and continued to write on the side to support his family.
His father saw him as a future genius and would have him sit in a tall chair and tell stories to his co-workers at the office. In 1814 his father John was temporarily sent to the London office to work as a clerk. During this time, as a child Dickens attended the school of Williams Giles. Growing up he had many responsibilities that included attending school, college, and maintaining a professional job at the same time. His parent’s income started slowing down.
His interest made him published his first article “In Olden Times” when he worked for the Star (Oliver 9). When Whitman was 17 years old, he became a teacher for few years before he quitted and returned to journalism. Whitman also tried to publish his own newspaper, the Long Islander, when he was 19 years old, but he gave up on it “in the summer of 1839” (Wiener 20). Although he faced obstacles in journalism field, he did not give up and kept working in journalism career. The Civil War in 1861 horrified Walt Whitman.
Through both of their families Franklin was related to eleven other U.S. presidents (Norris David A.). Also, perhaps inspiring his hunt for a passion, his mother Sara put him on as tight a leash as possible for most of his youth (Norris David A.). It wasn’t until Franklin was fourteen, when he finished his homeschooling with his private tutor, that he had his first taste of freedom. At the age of fourteen he was sent to Groton Academy for boys, where he was an exceptionally bright student (Simpkin, John). However after he finished his education at Groton, and went to Harvard University he quickly became a B student (A Biography of Franklin).
While working he met a fellow employee named Tabitha Spruce, who he married in Janurary 1971. Stephen King's first publication was a short story he wrote and sent to a men's magazine. This is where his first profit from writing came from, throughout the few years after his graduation he worte stories and sold them to men's magazines. All of these short stories would be later gathered into a collection known as the "Night Shift collection." In the fall of '71 King was hired as a teacher at Hampden Academy, a public high school in Hampden, Maine.
Thomas and Hannah managed to successfully home school all of there children including Claude up until the age of seven when he was sent to stay with his older brother U'Theo. "U'Theo became a planter, businessman, and civic leader well known throughout Jamaica." (African American Writers, 307) U'Theo was just beginning his career as a school teacher when a young Claude began his stay with him. Claude received an education from his older brother until the age of fourteen. This was to the benefit of Claude due to the fact that his brother was a graduate from Mico Teachers College in Kingston.
There he met Father Sigourney Fay who was the first to encouraged Scott to pursue his literary talent. After graduating from Newman he stayed in New Jersey to hone his talents as a writer, to do so he attended Princeton in 1914, where he wrote for the Triangle Club, Princeton Tiger, and Nassau Literary Magazine. With Scott so focused with his writing, his classes suffered. Princeton had no choice but to put him on academic probation, and in 1917 he dropped out and joined the... ... middle of paper ... ...among the greatest American authors in history, the books and stories that he wrote showed that he indeed had a lot of potential but was wasted with partying, drinking, and fighting with his wife. F. Scott is a literally genius and is a writer all his own, he had a set of skills that no other author could match.
His parents also had a variety of literature in the house for the children to read. Steinbeck’s biggest influence in his career was when he had been given a copy of Malory’s Morte d’Arthur at the age of nine. (Stephan) His mother and John Steinbeck's family lived in the "fertile agricultural valley,” and with that he formed an appreciation early for the Salinas Valley land, which he used in most of his later novels. (Wyatt) As a kid Steinbeck was shy and quite, but very smart. At the age of fifteen Steinbeck was "encouraged by his freshman English teacher to write," (ANB) and from then he knew he wanted to become a writer.
Though he was moved often and had troubles with his father in his young life, Frost still maintained good grades and two years before he graduated Frost had “La Noche Triste” printed in the high school bulletin. This was his first printed poem. Two years later Frost graduated and read a speech titled “A Monument to After-Thought Unveiled” (Faggen, xi). This marked the end of Frost’s childhood and the beginning of his adulthood and the many decisions that came with it. After high... ... middle of paper ... ...een a favorite of poetic intellects and every day readers for decades.
Throughout his life he had always been interested in literature. He attended Dartmouth College, but remained less than one semester. In 1894 he sold his first work “My Butterfly: An Elegy” to a New York journal. A year later he married Elinor White. From 1897 to 1899 he attended Harvard College as a special student but left before he acquired his degree.