How do you define horror? The dictionary defines it as
An intense feeling of fear, shock, or disgust OR A thing causing such a feeling.
In truth, is that all? Can you look at movies of demonic possession or nights of the living dead and call that horror? What about Friday the 13th movies or I am Legend? Of course. But, there's much more to it, I believe.
I've never been a fan of the horror genre—it scares the hell out of me. But, what I've seen or read
So, Elflings is due out in December. With the ms at the publisher's, it gives me time to fiddle arround with a home made book teaser.
Check it out and let me know what you think.
Hi all; I'm Joshua and love to play games. As I sniff around, seems like this community is really nice. Will post more of my impressions lately, and as I'm gamer, might even add a review or two for a game or two.
Cheers and stay cool!
The journey begins September 1, 2012!
THE WAY OF NACOR:TALES OF EDEN will be released on September 1st, 2012. If I did my job well, you will be able to see that the novel is a YA/Sci-Fi/Suspense novel intended to be a Christian allegory.
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to something you're writing. Tell me if this sounds familiar:
You've had ideas floating around your mind for days—you set up the place you're going to work in, grab a cup of coffee, turn off your cell phone, and begin writing, pouring out all of the images, words, catchy phrases, and greatness you're thinking you've just given birth to. You spend hours, maybe even days, on this treasure you've brought to the surface, only to find out (when you go back to edit) that it's crap.
And... here, fresh from my publisher!
So, I'm reading The Pocket Muse by Monica Wood as (you guessed it) inspiration for a writing course I am developing. As a writer myself, I found this list interesting, but rather than just post it, I wanted to add my 2 cents, just because. I hope you find both the list and my comments useful!
1. Don't wait for inspiration; establish a writing habit.
Man, do I know that. Sometimes, inspiration hits you when you're in the shower, in the middle of a meeting, when you're
As some of you may know, I like to potter around with my own book teasers. Unlike the first two, this one's quite short.
Let me know what you think;
"No more fooling around.
Set an egg timer for forty-five minutes, and don't get out of the chair until the timer dings. Even if you sit staring at the page the entire time, you're ingraining a habit.
Chickens and fraidy-cats may begin with five-minute segments."
The Pocket Muse, Monica Wood
I visited the Aran Islands in 2005 and found myself at a place beyond my imagination. Housed on the edge of a cliff (hundreds of feet above the ocean) on the island of Inishmore was a stone fort aging back to the Iron Age—Dún Dúchathair (The Black Fort). The stones of these forts have no mortar; they're just standing on their own without any ropes or fences.
When I visited this fort, early one morning, a dog was roaming around, sniffing the rocks, and when I ventured a little closer
Existence by David Brin
After ten years of absence, David Brin is finally back with a new novel. Reading Existence, it is not difficult to imagine how that monster of a book took so much time to write. It is huge, not merely in terms of word count, but also in terms of conceptual volume. Brin’s 1990 book Earth is a similar creature – teeming with predictions, explorations and interpretations
Updated August 3rd, 2012 at 09:48 AM by Random23
I've been hiding from the world a bit recently, slugging through my ms to make sure it's as good as it can be before sending it off to the publisher 93k worth of reading, re-reading and adjusting and now... I'm finally DONE!
Ta-Daaa.... well, it's my cover, it's not the one the print version will have but I'll post that later.
Currently reading Peter Hamilton's Great North Road. 100 pages down, but about a thousand to go. Going to be a while....
This should be the link:
It will be podcast later this month and I think I'll leave it to the editor "Nuke" to do the narration. He's a lot better at it than me.