What Makes “Logan” Good?

24 03 2017

http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2017/03/21/film-crit-hulk-smash-storytelling-vs.-movie-essence





Worldbuilding Mistakes Even Pros Make

21 03 2017

A really good article. Number Two Can be challenging, but Number Three will ruin a story for me.

http://mythcreants.com/blog/five-worldbuilding-mistakes-even-enthusiasts-make/





It’s Like Ken Nordine Wrote For “Night Gallery”

12 03 2017





$0.99 Horror: From The Stoker Preliminary Ballot To Your E-Reader

9 03 2017

“I LOVE ‘THE FLESH SUTRA’!”  –  Nancy Holder, NYT Best Selling Horror Author

Only 99 cents to your e-reader from Amazon. Erotic body horror under gaslight. Four Stars on Amazon. Dare to try “The Flesh Sutra”.

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How To Begin Writing

8 03 2017

My son had to write a paper for his college class. He had a week to do it and while he did write some notes over the weekend, he left writing the bulk of the report until the night before it was due. It wasn’t that he’s a bad writer. It wasn’t that he […]

via How to begin writing when you can’t — Live to Write – Write to Live





Cliches To Avoid! I Would Add “Scary Clowns” and “Quirky Pop Music”

7 03 2017

When any genre becomes popular and produces as many films as the horror genre, there are bound to be recurring themes that will be found in many of the films. Movies like The Cabin in the Woods and Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon capitalize on these commonly … Read More… The post…

via Horror Cliches to Avoid — AnythingHorror.com





If your revised manuscript still has the same events in the same order, then what was the point?

6 03 2017

Blotter Paper

Custom-Jigsaw-Puzzle.jpgOkay, I think line-editing is great. Lines should be as information-dense, melodic, and insightful as possible, and you can’t get there without a lot of work. However, I don’t think a line edit is rarely the difference between selling and not selling, or pleasing and not pleasing your writer.

Too often I see people get a bunch of comments back on their manuscript, whether from editors or agents or other readers, and all they do in their revision is they shift the words around a little bit. For instance maybe the editor says, “I didn’t know why the character was doing this thing?” so the writer puts in a line where they explain why they’re doing that thing. Or people were like “Huh, this motivation felt weak” so they put in a few lines where the character is like, “I did this thing because I am angry, and I am…

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