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We all love to be afraid from time to time. That is why we listen to ghost stories with rapt attention from a very young age. It thrills us, makes us look over our shoulders, but we always come
back for more.
I’m a German citizen, but I’m also half Sri Lankan. My father’s a German, my mother a Sri Lankan. I was born here on this tiny island in the Indian Ocean,
The characters of your story moves your story forward. In order to create characters that are real, you must first get to know your own characters well. You need to know them so well that you get inside their heads.
When looking at the Greatest Classic Horror Stories of all time we are defining classic here as anything that has not been published in contemporary times. I’m not defining contemporary times in any strict way here.
10 Words Editors Hate We are talking about literary writing here. In most cases, genre writing tends to be a little different, and some of these words are much more acceptable to editors in genre pieces. These words are not bad words. Please understand. They are words that tend to lean toward cliché in poetry […]
We have all experienced the dreaded stagnation, avoidance, guilt, panic, and/or anxiety filled [panged!] procrastination of finding that we somehow have gone days, weeks, or even months without completing a book. Further, for the writers out there
We’ve all been there. Staring at the blank page wondering what we’re doing, how we got here, and what on earth to do next. For some it may be a few hours, for others it may be years. I was one of the unfortunate ones who let the Block chain me down for four years. […]
Selling your book online or in the real world is a daunting task. I applaud any author out there fighting the good fight. I wanted to take a minute to talk about some things that may help indie-authors better understand what some of their goals and targets could be, and what things might work in […]
When I was an undergraduate at UNM (University of New Mexico), I took Intermediate Creative Nonfiction, a class that should have branched out into various forms of nonfiction, but instead stuck solely to memoir and the personal essay. This does not mean I am not in favor of the memoir; it is the genre that holds […]