Archive for June, 2013

RIP Richard Matheson… and some other links

One of the finest and most thought-provoking Speculative Fiction writers has passed away. Richard Matheson was 87, so he had a strong innings, but it is not pleasant to consider. Most people know him from I Am Legend, the film (starring Will Smith, previously filmed as The Omega Man with Charlton Heston and The Last […]

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WRITING HORROR

 Horror is based on one simple thing – fear. These fears can be universal (the most common is the fear of death; the second is the dark), common (spiders, cockroaches, snakes, etc), or personal (a fear of machines taking over the world). Without that sense of fear, horror does not work. Its themes are ones […]

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More Links? Really? Yes, really!

Some more links to some various places around the Internet that may be of some help to some people out there who like to sometimes write some things. Back in April on the Books of the Dead Press site, James Roy Daley posted a great list of 13 things you should consider before you submit […]

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When the book…

Recently the amount of angst over the ending of the latest series of Game of Thrones has had the Internet in an uproar. The sheer number of people crying over [SPOILER ALERT!] all the deaths at the Red Wedding tells me one thing – the way people enjoy the media nowadays is the complete reversal […]

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