Horror Fiction: Update

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Horror fiction, what’s happened to it? I was wondering about it recently, and thought I can’t be the only one, can I?

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Minimum Wage! Welcome to a Writer’s Life – Not for the faint-hearted!

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So you want to be a writer? Well done, you have taken a brave step! Many have gone before you and failed!

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George Pelecanos – The Turnaround, A Book Review

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It’s the summer of 1972 in the rough neighbourhood of Washington DC. Three white teenagers decide to drive through a traditional black neighbourhood dubbed ‘Heathrow Heights’ for want of anything else to do, to kick up a little dust. And this they manage to do up until a point. Only, this being a George Pelecanos novel, you know it is not going to end well!

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The Art of Good Storytelling

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It’s one thing to be able to tell a story. If it gets published it might sell reasonably well – good going. However, it is an entirely different thing to be able to tell a GREAT story that will go on to sell bucket-loads regardless of your chosen publishing route.

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The Skill of Writing

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Have you ever thought about what it takes to be a good writer? Any kind of writer? What distinguishes an average writer from a great writer?

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Cold In Hand, John Harvey – A Book Review

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Those of you who are familiar with the writer John Harvey will know about the character Charlie Resnick. He features in several John Harvey books, Cold in Hand being no exception. Continue reading “Cold In Hand, John Harvey – A Book Review”