Posts Tagged ‘Writing’

Wholesome Horror

Wholesome Horror

Horror as a genre, is like the carnival geek; it evokes ridicule, misunderstanding and has had a history of being looked down upon by the masses. But to some, like me, it’s way cool. In recent years, shows like The Walking Dead have brought the horrific from the shadows and at least onto cable. Entire [Continue]

Princess Ah-ah and the Family Fable

Princess Ah-ah and the Family Fable

    “I imagine very clearly and then attempt to describe what I can see. Sometimes I draw them for my own amusement!” – J.K. Rowling Welcome to a brief article about the value of children’s books. I may share some advice–or more clearly put–some observations–on how to do it, because I stumbled into writing [Continue]

BLACKBIRDS: Miriam Black, Mental Evaluation

BLACKBIRDS: Miriam Black, Mental Evaluation

  Blackbirds is a midnight page-turner of a road novel written by the nefarious Chuck Wendig. It will breathe his love of horror, concise, tense prose and savant vulgarity into your brain. Read it. (and click Blackbirds here or above to buy it—but if you read on now, you will find spoilers.) Miriam Black is [Continue]

Terrorist Cells: A Love Story (Flash Fiction)

Terrorist Cells: A Love Story (Flash Fiction)

Chuck Wendig is a man of many talents and a one prolific, profane, and prodigious penmonkey.Last week’s Seven Act Flash Fiction Friday Challenge proved to be the framework on which I hung an idea that I’ve had for some time. While more cute than chaotic, all should fear this horrific attack on America… Wrong Numbers [Continue]

For Love of Fear

For Love of Fear

“Humans are the only creatures that actively seek out fearful experiences. We take roller coaster rides. We skydive. We go to scary movies. We even pay money to do these things.” – Dirk Eitzen The Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image Like most married Americans, I watch television with my wife. We usually [Continue]

Dead in 100 Tweets

Dead in 100 Tweets

The end of the world began with flu-like symptoms. The first cases of the Pandemic of 2011 were noted around Park City, Utah near the beginning of the Sundance Film Festival. I caught the bug one day later. By Thursday my family, and the world as we knew it, was destroyed. We had one voice in [Continue]

The Horrific (Horror Fic?) Secret Project Revealed!

The Horrific (Horror Fic?) Secret Project Revealed!

I love reading Horror, yet I never took a stab at writing Horror, until recently. Part of the reason is because, though I love to read it, a good horror story idea had never lept into my brain. Until recently. Then it happened twice. (If this were a horror movie, that realization would have sounded [Continue]

How to Have Creative Intercourse

How to Have Creative Intercourse

How to begin creatively? Hm. The direct question approach? “Are you creative?” Nah. Too infomercial. The smug, know-it-all way? “The only creative thing about creativity is the definition by those who don’t have it of those who do.” Blech. Creative beginning, creative beginning… Creativity is like masturbation. Everyone does it, few harness it, and fewer [Continue]

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