Inspired by Kira Jeanette’s blog post about 5 horror tropes that DON’T scare you, I thought I’d write about some things that DO scare me. #1 Parasites and Body Horror I love animals, but I struggle when it comes to parasites, especially internal parasites (although ticks are high on my list of least liked animals).… Continue reading What Scares You?
On October 6th 2020, my right hand in canine form left the mortal realm to shepherd souls in the afterlife. I didn’t appreciate how much he did for me both physically and emotionally until he was gone. He left suddenly and the crater he left behind in my life is meteor sized (think Tunguska). My… Continue reading A fitting memorial
How to Enjoy Your Writing Gauntlet Journey (Or any journey, really) One of the questions I see asked a lot in the writing community is: How do you write through the doubt? Through the rejections? Through the bad reviews? Would you keep writing even if you knew you’d never be published? Even if no one… Continue reading Guest Post: How to Enjoy Your Writing Gauntlet Journey by Hayley Reese Chow
Last month I challenged people on social media, and on my blog, to send me questions. Ask me anything, I said. Six brave souls took up the challenge. Here are my answers. What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever done?David Rae on Facebook Great question, David! Thank you. What is scary? Lots of things terrify me… Continue reading Ask Me Anything
The king of horror’s famous memoir on the craft. Split into four sections, the first part of the book details King’s life from early childhood until his sale of the paperback rights for his first book, Carrie. The second section explains what a toolbox is and what a writer should keep in theirs (spoilers -… Continue reading On Writing by Stephen King