King To Plan Give Writing Tips

Posted: October 16, 2003, 00:00
ABC reports Stephen King's plan to give writing tips to Maine middle school students is on hold. The best-selling writer is too busy right now to offer lessons via laptops computers. His personal assistant, Marsha DeFilippo, says that means the plan is on hold for now.

The laptop program has put computers in the hands of all 36,000 seventh- and eighth-graders in Maine.

Last November, King toured a middle school in Freeport and told seventh-graders that he'd like to set up an interactive, Internet-based system through which he could teach writing. King isn't abandoning the idea, but DeFilippo told the Sun Journal of Lewiston that it'll be at least a year before it happens.
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