You might not even like some of Stephen King's works. I don't. It doesn't matter. He doesn't like some of it either and he talks about why in here. His meanderings on life and death and on "telling the truth" give form and purpose to writing and teach about connecting with readers.
One of my favorite rules, which I hereby dub the King Rule (of Second Drafts), is the simple equation:
2nd Draft = 1st Draft - 20%
My view on this is that when we write something down (1st Draft), we are spewing directly from our consciousness - but our consciousness doesn't translate well to what people understand. That's why we do 2nd Drafts. This rule implies that a lot of what's in our heads is not very interesting or relevant, and getting rid of some of it is a bit like reducing a stock or sauce - it concentrates the flavor of what's left into something worth eating.
I use this rule all the time in business communications. When I write any email of significance, I force myself to do a 2nd draft. Eliminating 20% of the 1st draft has significantly increased my communications effectiveness - more people read the email, and more people understand it.
I daresay 20% of most published adventures could easily be eliminated without getting rid of anything meaningful. Some adventures could probably lose 80% before they taste good. Remember Rule 1 and get rid of the un-fun!
Try the King Rule out next time you feel the need to spew your consciousness, and let me know how it goes.
Also - clowns are freaky bitches.