He was interested in horror books and stories and used to read EC’s horror comics. His writing career started when he started writing articles for his brother’s newspaper although his real career began when his story of about 6000 words ‘I Was a Teenage Grave Robber’ was published in the magazine ‘Comics Review’ in 1965, a year before his graduation. He completed his first novel called ‘The Long Walk’ which was badly rejected. However, he did make some money with another book ‘The Glass Floor’. King was still struggling with his writing till 1970 when another one of his attempts ‘The Dark Tower Saga’ failed due to lack of money. In 1974 his novel called ‘Carrie’ and in 1975 ‘Salem’s Lot’ was published.