Today I am sharing my thoughts on The Mist, a novella originally collected in his Skeleton Crew short story collection. If you haven't already, be sure to read the previous posts in this series. Part 1: Dark Tower: The Movie Part 2: The Gunslinger Part 3: The Talisman Summary From the back cover: It's a hot, lazy day, perfect for… Read more →
I love a horror story with a nice slow burning, bone grinding plot. Some stories attempt this and utterly fail. But some do pull it off, the dread builds layer by layer drawing you deeper and deeper into the glorious bleakness. I just finished reading one such novel that accomplished this task of unstoppable yet addictive horror. It is called… Read more →
Happy New Year! New Groups Since last time I’ve joined a little writer group. Once or twice a week we get together and just write. It’s a wonderful group of fun writer folks, most of whom I met going to write-ins during NaNoWriMo. I’m thinking about trying out another local writer workshop group as well. I like the workshop group… Read more →
So, I just finished reading this very interesting horror novel by R. S. Blecher: The Brotherhood of the Wheel. What’s it about? Well, way back in the olden days, the Knights Templar Order took it upon themselves to protect the peoples traveling the road to Jerusalem. Since than the order has changed and now protects the roads of the modern… Read more →
It’s time for a brand new type of blog post for me. I wanted to share with you some things I’ve found useful on the internet. There is no set topic, just whatever I decide to share. Enjoy! The Links: This is Horror Podcast First, I would like to recommend an awesome podcast for horror writers: This is Horror… Read more →
Part 1: The Movie I have fond memories of reading The Gunslinger way back in college. It was one of the first books I read for myself after a very long break from reading for my own enjoyment. AP English courses in high school had killed any interest I had in reading. There was too much analysis and not enough… Read more →
It’s the absolute best time of year. Halloween! This is the time of year when scary stories flood from every fount and bring me happiness. In celebration of this joyful time I’m adding my own entry to the fount of internet scary stories. It was supposed to be flash fiction (meaning 1000 words or less), but I don’t know if… Read more →
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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It’s time for me to unleash the next chapter of my current horror novel in progress, Shadows Beneath Us, upon my Patrons. I hope you’re ready and have already signed up to be a Patron. It’s only $2 a month. The Book Shadows Beneath Us is about an heir to a large criminal organization who hears voices he thought he’d… Read more →