For me, the word monster conjures images of classic Universal Horror creature features from the 1930s and 1940s. Popular literature has its fair share of monsters, but the principles behind a good beastie apply to both cinema and books. Frankenstein (1931) starring Boris Karloff is the first film that comes to mind when I think… Read More Memorable Monsters by M.T.Murphy
Those of you who live in The Bubble will probably think Twitter can turn you into a bestselling author. Wrapped up in your own little world, dreaming that social networking will deliver you from corporate evils into the the light of a brave new order where shunned writers make it big. Every trend brings its… Read More Can Twitter turn you into a bestselling author?
I write horror and dark fantasy fiction, and have done so most of my life. There’s something about exploring spooks and ghouls that appeases my writerly soul, but in most instances I am more satisfied if the horror aspect of my work hits my readers in the gut on a more personal level. Fear is… Read More Monsters are everywhere by Jennifer Hudock
Jennifer Hudock is an author, poet and freelance writer from Northeastern Pennsylvania. She holds a BA in English and Creative Writing from Bloomsburg University, and enjoys writing in a variety of styles from dark fantasy and horror, to drama and creative nonfiction. She has been writing for nearly twenty-three years, and has been published in… Read More Creativity by Jennifer Hudock
Writer Mari Miniatt was born and raised in the north woods of Wisconsin but now lives in New York. A dream of a dark haired vampire originally inspired her to take up her pen. Mari’s novel Fledgling: Coiree Guardians is available now from smashwords.com. You can find out more about Mari from her website at… Read More Creativity by Mari Miniatt
Amanda Norman’s horror photography focuses on capturing the eerie atmosphere of graveyards and cemeteries. She also loves to capture the dark soul of her subject in her dark portrait photography. Amanda is inspired by her love of Hammer Horror, vampires and Universal Horror. Horror photographs, graveyard photographs, cemetery photographs and her dark photography can be… Read More Creativity by Amanda Norman
To be a writer, all you need are a pen, paper and a few ideas. To be a good writer, you need that something extra. You need to go out and find your writing voice: your style. And that can be a difficult journey. Take a look at Cormac McCarthy’s work. Compare it to, say,… Read More The difficult journey: Finding your writing voice