Tue 16 Aug, 2011 11:14 am
Steven King’s On Writing
In the second foreword (there are three) to this book, Stephen King says:
“This is a short book because most books about writing are filled with bullshit. Fiction writers, present company included, don’t understand very much about what they do- no why it works when it’s good, not why it doesn’t when it’s bad. I figured the shorter the book, the less bullshit.”
No, he means, in this paticular case, himself included. When one says present company included, or present company excluded, one means those actually present. Mr. King is the only person present in this context, so he means himself.