Searchlight: Writing Without Rules

Writing Without Rules by Jeff Somers

Spend any amount of time studying the craft of writing and you’ll come to realize that there are too many “rules”, and a lot of the time, these rules conflict and contradict each other. There are some standards that have withstood the test of time, such as “read, read, read”, but that seems more like …

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TIH 210: Paul Michael Anderson on Bones are Made to be Broken, Harlan Ellison, and Short Story Notes

TIH 210 Paul Michael Anderson on Bones are Made to be Broken, Harlan Ellison, and Short Story Notes

In this podcast Paul Michael Anderson talks about Bones are Made to be Broken, Harlan Ellison, Short Story Notes, and much more. About Paul Michael Anderson Paul Michael Anderson is the writer of Bones are made to be Broken and numerous short stories and articles. He lives with his wife and daughter in Virginia. Find …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 18 Jun 2018

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Welcome to Must Read Horror, where we search the internet for the best horror articles of the week so you don’t have to. Without further ado: BBC Culture feature an article about horror as perhaps the most disrespected genre Blood Disgusting have lined up eight beach horror movies to make you think twice about that …

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News Round-up Week Ending 15 June 2018

Walking with Ghosts

Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … PS Publishing announce Walking With Ghosts, a collection of thirty stories, by Brian James Freeman Coming this August is a collection of thirty stories, divided into four parts, by Brian James Freeman. The collection comes in a …

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Look Out For … Walking Alone: Short Stories by Bentley Little

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“With some stories never collected before, and a few originals thrown in the mix, Bentley Little’s first collection in over a decade is destined to be another classic of the genre.”   Sticky Notes. Hotel maids. Small town rodeos. Snowmen. At times, all of these things can be innocent, completely safe. But in the hands …

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Book Review: Toroa by Erik Hofstatter

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 “A novel full of action, full of human emotion and relationships, Toroa … is a view into the soul of one who is pushed until breaking and the darkness that can spill out as a result.”   Even a brief look at the synopsis for Toroa leaves the reader thinking that suspending one’s disbelief is going …

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Book Review: Unnerving Magazine, Issue 6

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“The idea that Generous manages to create a publication of such quality and packed with so much content single-handedly, is truly amazing and inspiring.”   With publisher Eddie Generous at the helm, as well as every oar (this truly is a one-man operation), Unnerving has taken the independent horror publishing world by storm. While publishing …

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TIH 209: Paul Michael Anderson on Redrafting, Submitting Stories, and Writing Without Rules

TIH 209 Paul Michael Anderson on Redrafting, Submitting Stories, and Writing Without Rules

In this podcast Paul Michael Anderson talks about Redrafting, Submitting Stories, Writing Without Rules, and much more. About Paul Michael Anderson Paul Michael Anderson is the writer of Bones are made to be Broken and numerous short stories and articles. He lives with his wife and daughter in Virginia. Find him on Twitter under the …

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Streaming Screams: You’re So Cool, Brewster!

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Confession time: I love the film Fright Night. It’s an annual Halloween film tradition. Own the Blu ray. Owned the VHS, the DVD, used to have the poster until it was accidentally destroyed. I knew of the documentary film, You’re So Cool, Brewster! The Story of Fright Night when it released two years ago, but …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 11 Jun 2018

Hereditary

Welcome to Must Read Horror, where we search the internet for the best horror articles of the week so you don’t have to. Without further ado: The New York Times have a wonderful feature article on Hereditary and the shift in the horror film genre towards subtler forms of terror What Culture have a feature on ten …

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News Round-up Week Ending 8 June 2018

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Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … New release from Crystal Lake Publishing, War: Dark Poems, a collection of dark poems by Marge Simon and Alessandro Manzetti Released today from Crystal Lake Publishing comes War: Dark Poems, a collection of poems by celebrated poets Alessandro Manzetti …

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TOD 037 ANNIHILATION: An Expedition Into Area X

In this podcast The Outer Dark presents an all-female expedition to Area X to explore the movie and novel of Annihilation led by Molly Tanzer and featuring Danaan DeNeve, Fiona Maeve Geist, Jackie Shay, and Wendy N. Wagner. Plus a special guest interview with author Jeff VanderMeer. Show Notes The Outer Dark goes behind the lens of the movie …

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Look Out For … Coldfall Wood by Steven Savile

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“A forgotten god hunted by a reluctant hero trying to save the world, written by one of the masters of the genre, is enough to get any horror fan’s attention.”   Six girls, completely unrelated, who have never met, all come down with a strange illness that renders them comatose at the same time. Miles away, …

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Book Review: Bone Saw by Patrick Lacey

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“A fast and entertaining read that delivers 80s style pulpy action horror by the bucket-load.”   Having first viewed Nightmare on Elm Street when he was five years old, it is clear to see where the love for horror began for Patrick Lacey. It is a love that was nurtured through reading every horror book …

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Streaming Screams: Lost Soul

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H.G. Wells’ classic novel Island of Doctor Moreau is one the best examples of how horror and science-fiction can blend seamlessly together to challenge our concepts of life and death, identity, and morality. A cautionary tale about the evils of playing God with nature, the novel has been adapted to film several times, most notably …

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