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Genre Writing: Horror - Crafting a Character

In my writing, I’ve noticed that I spend a lot of time building worlds and using descriptive language to tell the story. The one thing that I have always lacked, and hope to improve, is my characters. 595 more words

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Genre Writing: Horror - Crafting a Story

Coming up with a story can have varying origin facets. From a single word heard during a conversation, to a writing prompt or even a random thought sparked by the world around you. 994 more words

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On Kazuo Ishiguro and the Nobel Prize

The newest Nobel Prize in Literature laureate has been announced: Kazuo Ishiguro. British by residence and Japanese by birth, this wonderful wordsmith is the author of eight books including the highly acclaimed Never Let Me Go, Booker Award winning novel The Remains of the Day (both of which have been adapted into equally prestigious motion pictures), and his latest novel: The Buried Giant, published in 2015 by Random House (Faber & Faber in the UK). 714 more words

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Genre Writing: NaNoWriMo Prep

Man oh man is time flying or what. One minute I’m bidding “July” adieu and next moment I’m prepping for NaNoWriMo.  I also wrote and posted my Horror Genre Writing series during September which just flew by. 388 more words

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Genre Writing: Horror - Writing Styles

So this past weekend we celebrated a public holiday known as Heritage Day. It fell on a Sunday which made Monday automatically a public holiday. I was so disorientated I messed up my blog scheduling for this week (too many free days in a row). 1,428 more words

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Genre Writing: Horror - What is your fear?

We all have fears. They can be legitimate fears like losing a parent or child, losing a job, a ligament and more. Some fears appear in the form of phobias – fear of spiders, clowns, germs, heights etc. 1,105 more words

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Genre Writing: Horror - Do's and Don'ts

That task of writing is never easy. Enjoyable but not easy. Sure one can have a great session and put down five thousand amazing words with little effort. 502 more words

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