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The Zapping Monster – Or, the Weird Way I Motivate My Writing

Last time I talked about spurring creativity. Very helpful, regardless of your objective. (The article’s right here if you missed it.) So, following said advice, we’ve had a good creative soak. The ideas have congealed into an appealing mass. You start the work spinning said mass into something real. Then…

The Negative Ending: Thoughts on the Defining Point of Horror Fiction

What is the horror genre known for? Tropes like: Good guys don’t always win. In fact they rarely do more than survive. Survival/Escape is enough. Someone dies, or goes mad. The monster is still out there. A truth discovered is too dark/horrible to accept. In fictional terms, what are all…