I read and reviewed author Ellie Douglas’s book, The Dead Wake Anthology in the winter of of 2018. I loved the stories and her writing. That is why she is one of my favorite authors and has earned a position on my Author Spotlight page! Please see her interview and upcoming work below. 1. What inspired you to write a book? From a little child I was exposed to horror movies and horror books, which then gave me the idea to write horror. I wanted to scare people. To give readers something that they hadn’t read before. ...Read More
Month: December 2018
Continuity in Storytelling: How to Keep Facts Straight When Writing a Novel By: Laura Smith Introduction It’s common knowledge that author J.K. Rowling can answer any question off the top of her head about a character or event in her Harry Potter novels without ever contradicting her response. Rowling knows her world inside and out, a string of knowledge that her fans constantly challenge and appreciate, especially in the fantasy genre where every detail is practically built from scratch. However, that’s not every writer’s style. Sometimes a writer only knows what makes it onto the page. They can’t...Read More
Stage 3: Bravo By: Ken Stark Does the power of love and friendship really know no bounds? Something so strong and compelling that nothing can possibly stand in its way. A noble idea is it not? Would you personally be willing to sacrifice your very life if it meant saving your friends and loved ones from the same fate? What if the method of your demise involved being torn apart by a horde of ravenous zombies? If these notions have piqued your interest, then Stage 3: Bravo by author Ken Stark is an absolute must read! It is an...Read More
Creating Believable Characters for your Stories By: Sharon K. Connell Would you like to transport your readers right into the story you’re writing? Isn’t that what we want to happen to our readers? Of course it is. After all, we’re writing for the reader’s enjoyment. When I decide upon a character or scene for my work in progress, I first write down all the information I need to know about that character or the setting in which I’ll place that character. Personally, I like using a spiral notebook, but many writers like entering information into a spreadsheet or...Read More
I read and reviewed author M. N. Seeley’s novel, A Flicker of Shadows in the winter of of 2018. I loved the story and his writing. That is why he is one of my favorite authors and has earned a position on my Author Spotlight page! Please see his interview and upcoming work below. 1. What inspired you to write a book? The answer to this question is incredibly hard to articulate. For A Flicker Of Shadows, the complex answer involves a zoo with a rampaging piglet, a book illustration portfolio and childhood memories of classic horror movies....Read More
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If this was to be your last day on this planet, would you be satisfied with the life you have lived? Have you existed in harmony with those around you- and within yourself? What if your answer to these questions is a resounding ‘No’? …