There are a lot of things that make horror horror: certain tropes and cliches, different archetype/stock characters, playing up emotional reactions, gore, playing up the action and danger, writing what some people might call at least dangerous or sometimes taboo… Those are all part of it. But let’s not forget the role of environment and … More The Dread is in the Details
I’m really excited for today’s interview. It’s always fun to talk to someone whose work you’re already familiar with, and Dan is just an awesome, talented guy. I always enjoy what I read by him, and I always walk away from a conversation with him feeling positive. He’s one of those artists who knows how … More Author Interview: Dan Jolley and Gray Widow’s Walk
I want to get back to talking about writing and creation specifics off and on. I get that I may not have as much credentials as Stephen King or JK Rowling, but at the same time, sometimes I think it helps to hear what people are dealing with and their take on different parts of … More Permission Granted
One day I hope to be as cool as Sean Taylor. That is the mantra by which I live my life. Seriously, Sean is an awesome guy, a talented writer, and a great friend of mine. I’ve been doing roundtables at his blog for a long time, so it’s finally time to deliver some payback. … More Author Interview: Sean Taylor
So is writing the actual process of coming up with a story, or does it involve all the re-writing that sometimes follows? What part of the process is editing and what part is still crafting the story? Is it all part of the story-writing process since it all contributes to the final work, or is … More Another Roundtable at Sean Taylor’s Blog!