5 Things “The Hellbound Heart” Taught Me About Writing

28 04 2017




Horror Movies for Easter

15 04 2017

Yes, a lovely spring afternoon, the eve of Easter, and one’s thoughts turn naturally to gentle bunnies. Candy, jelly beans, chocolate eggs. But not all that gentle according to Phil Brown on CGMAGONLINE.COM! Yes, from Jan Svankmajer’s ALICE to DONNY DARKO bunnies have their own dark side as well, and let us not forget WATERSHIP […]

via Bunnies Unite, Ten Top Horror Films for Easter Enjoyment — jamesdorrwriter





Writers: THIS IS REALLY GOOD! The Motivation-Reaction Unit

7 04 2017

Source: Motivation-Reaction Unit





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

6 03 2017




Writers: How Far Can You Fall And Live?

18 02 2017

http://mentalfloss.com/article/63088/how-far-can-you-fall-and-still-survive





Women in Horror Month

16 02 2017




Some Intriguing Horror Prose Reviews

12 02 2017

Prior to launching Horror Novel Reviews some four or five years ago I knew a slew of amazing authors. Talents like Richard Matheson, Stephen King, Dan Simmons, Robert McCammon, Joe Lansdale and Dean Koontz are kind of hard to miss. But what of the “little guys” – you know, the authors just beginning to hit […]

via The 10 Greatest Horror Authors I Discovered Through Horror Novel Reviews — Horror Novel Reviews





Writers: Finished My First Draft

7 02 2017

Felt a lot like this!

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This will be my fourth novel of 50K + words. What did I learn this go-around?

That Rachael Aron is right when she says “Write the fun parts first.” The writing was more enjoyable, smoother, and went faster than in past efforts.

That preparation does make a more enjoyable experience. Having files with descriptions, photos, maps, of key characters and locations helps to improvise in the rough spots.

Having a critique of the first third of the novel while writing the rest helped me finish. My writers’ group is enthusiastic about what they read and that enthusiasm carried me forward. They found parts that needed fixing and finding problems early kept them from becoming deeply entrenched and tougher to fix later.

Paying attention to this book helped me launch an appealing protagonist and create solid story beats.

So what’s the body count? One molester who pours molten silver on his genitals. An aspiring satanist embalmed alive overnight. A rock star whose soul is trapped in his LP’s entire pressing run. A possessed scientist shot dead. And a big surprise for the protagonist.

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Writers: Is Your Thief Enough Of A Rogue?

5 02 2017

PARIS — He is an accomplished acrobatic burglar, one referred to as “Spiderman.” But all Vjeran Tomic needed to break into this city’s Museum of Modern Art in spring 2010 and pull off a near-perfect heist were a few tools, a couple of plungers, pliers and a lucky star. Before dawn that day, he had…

via Who is the ‘Spider-man’ of Paris? An acrobat burglar who stole $112M in paintings from a museum — National Post – Top Stories





How to be a Horror Writer by Robert E. Dunn

1 02 2017

The blog has been a little quiet lately. I’ve been doing a lot of writing for others and having some health issues with family members that have taken up and continue to take up huge portions…

Source: How to be a Horror Writer by Robert E. Dunn








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