Our friend makes dresses and just got done with prom season. For us, you can't think of prom without thinking of Carrie by Stephen King. If you are really into writing then you have to read Stephen King's On Writing - A Memoir Of The Craft. It goes into how he became a writer and shares a bunch of details on how he came up with scenes for Carrie. He was a janitor at one time, and the book describes some of his experiences which led to a few of his best ideas.