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What’s the worst that could happen at Motel 6?

In BC Furtney’s latest instalment of Horror of Babylon he explores the terrifying world of Motel 6. Horror of Babylon – March 2012

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Thank You For Not Smoking

Today is ‘No Smoking’ Day. So who better, than Scarla author and resident columnist BC Furtney who has “never smoked a cigarette in his life” to lay down our Thank You For Not Smoking article? Thank You For Not Smoking

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International Women’s Day: Decapitating Gingerbread Men

As some of you will know today is International Women’s Day and as way of commemoration we have one of the most exciting writers in the genre today, Cate Gardner, speaking on horror. Cate puts forward an argument – rather persuasively I’d say – that it’s horror within the innocuous that hits home far harder …

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How to deal with bad reviews and learn from them

This month Simon Marshall-Jones explores bad reviews and the lessons that can be learnt. He also explains what not to do and how to tackle one-star sticklers. How to deal with a bad review and become a better writer

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Should writers worry about novel adaptations?

That’s the question that Shaun Hutson is tackling head on his latest instalment of The Gorefather. Specifically, the pulp veteran is looking at video games. Book to Video Game Adaptations

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How to make comics scary

Jasper Bark has the lowdown in his latest instalment of Injured Eyeballs. What makes comics scary?

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What is a bad horror movie?

John Llewellyn Probert invites readers to The Bloodstained Balcony where he explains what makes a bad horror movie. No really, a catastrophic horror movie. This isn’t good bad. This is bad bad. Truly Terrible Horror Cinema

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An alternative Valentine’s message from a Horror Publisher

Heart door

Our columnist and Spectral Press owner, Simon Marshall-Jones drops by to commemorate Valentine’s Day with a very special article. Learn about the grizzly side, and alternative history of Valentine’s Day. My Bloody Valentine

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Real life horror: Annette Bright and Charles Koschalk

This month BC Furtney’s Horror of Babylon is hard-hitting and very real. If you prefer your horror to remain in fiction, do not read any further… Horror of Babylon: February 2012

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Last chance to win great prizes

Meet The Writer

Last year we told you that if you simply liked us on Facebook you could win horror prizes. We announced a preliminary list of prizes and promised we would announce the full line-up at a later date. Well friends, with January 31 now past the competition has closed and the final prizes are listed below. …

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The great e-book revolution (and why you should judge a book by its cover)

This month, Simon Marshall-Jones examines social media and the influx of e-books. Why you should judge a book by its cover

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A horror writer’s guide to Australian Horror

Outback Australia

As many of you will know, yesterday was Australia Day; we decided it would be a good idea to commemorate this with a horror twist. So after careful consideration we made contact with Lisa L Hannett, the author of Bluegrass Symphony and we’re very glad we did, and are sure you will be too! An …

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Where has traditional horror gone and will it ever come back?

This month the most decorated man in horror, Wayne Simmons asked The Gorefather Shaun Hutson a superb question that formed the basis for his January column. This is what Wayne asked, “For me, your writing feels like Noir: most of your protagonists are as fucked up as the antagonists, more anti-heroes than heroes. There’s lots …

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What is a good review?

John Llewellyn Probert checks in from Probert Towers to talk film reviews with us this month. The Bloodstained Balcony – January 2012

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How to write horror comics with award-winning author Jasper Bark

The third Injured Eyeballs column is a must for both budding comic writers and newcomers to the genre. Read on, we think you’re in for a real treat. How to write horror comics  

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