Hey!! What's the story?
I'm still working at the story-a-week thing, and keeping up with it so far. One thing I'm wondering is who I should show them to to get feedback. Some of these I want to put in the novel/collection…Continue
As Valentine's Day is nearly upon us, I thought this a pertinent question to ask: do you think writers and likeminded artistic types are shy creatures? For myself I do have difficulty meeting people…Continue
Is it just chance that a story becomes popular? Can it be planned? Currently I am going the Ray Bradbury route of writing a story every week, with no real idea of planning. Thoughts? Continue
Lately I've been experimenting with writing my first drafts in longhand in notebooks, before typing them onto the computer. According to Neil Gaiman, this is a good way to make you think more about…Continue
Daniel Hale has not received any gifts yet
I just completed, as near as I can tell, my first book: a collection stories disguised as a novel. I do currently have a working title that I was initially happy with, BUT it may now be too obscure or inapplicable.
The title as it is now is "The Psalterdemalion." This is a combination of two of my favorite words: Psalter, which is a small book of psalms, and Tatterdemalion, which is a man dressed in multicolored rags and tatters. My thinking was that the man character, a story thief,…Continue
So I've got my stories together for my first collection, and am currently working on the connecting narrative. I haven't even thought yet how I'm gonna get this published. Gotta start thinking what I need to do.
I'm consistently humbled by the creepypasta movement online. Marble Hornets, Dogscape, Candle Cove, Dionaea House...stories I never would have thought of, concepts beyond anything I could dream even after an entire of binge drinking coffee and trawling the darker corners of YouTube.
Is anyone else familiar with these? If so, what do you think it takes to create a truly unique horror concept? Something with the flavors of Lovecraft, yet grounded in a modern human experience? House of…Continue
Recently, I had my second round at the Writer's Arena, and made a greater effort than previously to tell my friends and family about it. More than once, I heard this:
"I'll vote for your story, but I won't read it."
That kinda stung, not gonna lie. The contest doesn't matter to me if I can't even rely on my friends and family to read my stuff and give me their honest opinions. I'd rather they just said they wouldn't vote at all.
What do you think? Do you ever have a…Continue