Pronunciation: /ˈɛmjʊləs /
1 Seeking to emulate someone or something.
1.1 Motivated by a spirit of rivalry: emulous young writers
late Middle English (in the sense 'imitating'): from Latin aemulus 'rival'. Current senses date from the mid 16th century.
The bookstore was his haven,
His source of King and Poe.
On the window drawn a raven.
Black contrast to Maine's snow.
Charlie there stood tremulous
At King's signing table.
Wanting to be emulous
Doubting he was able.
After the signing, King spent an extra hour talking in the back room with the employees and a few super-regular customers like Charlie. King revealed himself as a regular guy and encouraged Charlie to write, write, write. It was obvious that Charlie also was willing to read, read, read.
Words are a game. Sometimes I play alone, but you are welcome to play, too.