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Audio Cassette Tape

Music for Writing Horror

Sometimes when I write I need a little music to help me set the tone of my story. Some people like to listen to white noise or ocean sounds, but I write stories that are a bit dark. Whale noises and static aren’t going to cut it for me. I like to listen to something heavier and/or a bit ‘off-kilter’.… Read more →

My Son Heading to the Next Rise on the Skyline Divide Trail

2018: A Review

2018 has been an eventful year for my family and I. Subsequently, now that it’s coming to a close, I wanted to reflect on some of my family, hiking, and writing adventures. Family Adventures! My wife’s, favorite place to visit is the Pacific Coast. Whenever we can, we like to take little weekend trips to visit. On one of these… Read more →

Typewriter with a screaming skull on top of it.

February Writing Update

It is time for my monthly writing update. January was a month of regaining momentum. After writing the first draft of a novel in November, I spent much of December mostly avoiding writing. With the new year I’ve been slowly easing back into my writing projects. Writing Group Earlier this month the writing critique group at Village Books here in… Read more →

Recently I stumbled across an interview with Justin Cronin, author of horror bestseller The Passage, on YouTube. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9cRQbeMsF0)

In it he said this:

I have one rule with characters. I have to know what they’re not telling anybody. If I know what they’re not telling anybody, I really know who they are.

This is great stuff, and is something I need to keep in mind myself for my own writing.

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Learn more about Justin Cronin and his writing here: http://enterthepassage.com/