Stephen King is one of the most well-known and successful authors of all time. His work has been adapted into movies, TV shows, and even comic books. 

 Here's a look at his early beginnings, the idea and development of his stories, his publishing journey, and the impact of his work.

Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine in 1947 and began writing stories at an early age. He wrote his first story, "I Was a Teenage Grave Robber," when he was just 14 years old. 

He went on to attend the University of Maine and began writing for a local newspaper. The idea for many of King's stories came from his own experiences and observations.

For example, his first published novel, "Carrie," was inspired by a real-life incident where he saw a girl who was bullied in high school. He also drew inspiration from his own struggles with addiction and depression.

King's development as a writer was heavily influenced by the works of H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe and Richard Matheson. He was also heavily influenced by the works of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett.

King's publishing journey was not easy. His first novel, "Carrie," was rejected by 30 publishers before it was finally accepted by Doubleday. However, once it was published, it became a bestseller and was made into a movie. 

This success led to more publishing opportunities for King and he went on to write many more best-selling novels.King's marketing strategy was to create a sense of mystery and intrigue around his work. 

 He used a pseudonym, Richard Bachman, for some of his early books, to create the illusion of multiple authors. He also used a lot of word-of-mouth advertising, and his books were often passed around among friends and family.

  King's work is known for its exploration of human nature and the darker aspects of life and he's been considered one of the greatest horror writers of all time