"I'd say your argument at the very least is not baseless. A lot of the classics would be considered nonpunishable by today's standards. Not to say that they are bad, or that I personally find them boring, but try to pitch a book that spends…"
"I don't think anything I've ever written has been outright "horror", but I tend to go very dark in terms of death and shifts in emotional tone. I get the same thing, by the way. As far as people being shocked by such dark subject…"
"At the moment I am working on the first draft of a YA horror of sorts which I started out as a story to just throw together and practice my craft on, but I started really falling in love with it and am now writing it with all my passion.
I am also…"
"I would never just write myself, but I have to agree with u.v. ray when he says you CAN write a character who is essentially just you, and still make it fiction. If I were to, say, write a story about a guy named Tommy Hancock who looked, talked,…"
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
Okay, I know that there are about 3 instances where you'd regularly use italics in fiction: showing foreign/made-up goblidigoober words, "indicating mental thoughts" and putting stress on words being…Continue
Do you send everything you complete off for publication? What's your written/submitted ratio like? What do you consider a successful percentage? Or do you go for quality over quantity! (I mean…Continue
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,…
On the 1st August 2015 a special night had arrived for seventy-five year old Robert Harris and his seventy-two year old wife Barbara. Robert was nattily dressed in a blue suit and Barbara looked elegant in a long flowing red and black flowery dress. They were in the heart of the…
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.
Mark stood on a sea cliff top. A wave below roared in and sprayed out a ferocious impact. Its retreat left a glistening carpet of foamy shale. To his left, a slender figured girl appeared, dressed only in a skimpy black nightie. Her blonde hair fell over her face. Scarlet lips whispered to him,…