I've been working on my novel this week, up to 30k words, but in no particular order! I've written act one, then jumped to the middle of act two, now I'm in the middle of act three. Not sure if that's the best way to do it, but it seems to be working so far... … Continue reading Serial Saturday – [Horror] The Book #10
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Heroes don’t only face external forces, which is something we all know. Yet, many authors stick to the easier issues like arrogance, stubbornness, doubt, and anger. These are emotional obstacles that we all face, but they don’t always fall into the category of mental illness. So, why is it important for there to be heroes who struggle with such problems?
The truth is that many people look to fictional characters as role-models and try to live through them. We go on quests, choose romantic partners, and run from zombies as we get absorbed by stories. This makes it a powerful medium for demonstrating how people with mental health issues can be heroes. Yes, it is easier and possibly ‘safer’ to use the perfect hero that has very few flaws. The downside here is that the audience might not connect with these characters too easily or, at least…
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Right, now it really is Saturday! Well, it's Thursday as I write, but... just read my previous post! It's time for another instalment of The Book. Last time, DOCTOR MONTE HILTON was in a therapy session with JEFF REINHART, who was telling him more about the titular book. Today, we leap forward in time again … Continue reading Serial Saturday: [Horror] The Book #9
I'm writing this, as I usually do, on Thursday, which is my day off work. It's when I prepare the upcoming Serial Saturday post. I usually start off with a sentence or two about what's happened during my week, and this week, that sentence turned into 700 words, so I thought I would put this … Continue reading Please Explain Donald Trump To Me
Some midweek horror for you…
Always the warm orange glow against the bars. That one cage, when all the rest remain dark. But I don’t get too curious or linger, just dump the slop into the feeding troughs. I don’t know what this place used to be, but these days it’s when the Company keeps the dregs.
They used to be human. I know that, but now… Scaly deformed fingers grab at their food, oozing tentacles, and rotting bits I don’t even want to think about. Only the glowing cage seems, well, normal. As normal as those things get, I suppose. Whatever’s in there whispers when I feed it, says thank you, real polite like.
But I’m not fooled. I know what it did to the last guy. He got too curious. First day on the job I put what was left of his remains in the trough. That was…
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We’ve all heard that content is king. While the saying may be trite, it’s true that valuable content can help you attract customers and nurture your relationships with them. By content, I mean blogs, newsletters, videos, podcasts, white papers, infographics and other digital media that helps you get your message across.
While it may be often overshadowed by the reach of social media, email is still one of the most cost-effective and powerful digital platforms for sharing your content with customers. With the large volume of emails in our inboxes every day, however, we’re forced to filter the email content we receive. If you’re like me, you’ve had this conversation with your inbox as you scroll through the dozens of messages you receive: “Hmm, that’s interesting,” “save this, you may need it later,” “delete,” “nice try,” “delete,” “funny,” and, well, “delete.” When email content is done right, it piques…
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Strange week, this one. I got made redundant from my job on Wednesday, but joined a new charity on Friday, doing the same kind of work, supporting disabled people with advice and information, so that's all good then! the only downside I can see at the moment, is that my work PC now has Windows … Continue reading Serial Saturday: [Horror] The Book #8
Another week down, another week closer to Christmas. At the moment, I'm working on a novel with no name. It's horror, of course, and you can read the first draft of the first few chapters HERE, but I haven't forgotten about Serial Saturday! Last time we learned a bit more about JEFF and his fascination … Continue reading Serial Saturday – [Horror] The Book #7
How is it going? Can you all believe that we have less than 10 days left until Nanowrimo?! I am starting to feel the excitement! To be honest I am also freaking out a bit!! (Just a little bit! I promise! Aaahhhhhhh!!)
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Nanowrimo, here’s what it is all about!
A frenzied month where novelists and aspiring novelists take on the ambitious and crazy goal of writing a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. For more information, check out the official website.
Yup, you’ve heard me right. This works out to an average of 1667 words a day. When you think about it, that’s kind of the length of an English essay back in high school. Every day. Yup…
WHY DO WE BRING THIS UPON OURSELVES?!
That’s the question that I’m going to answer for you guys…
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We feel bad for writing. We feel bad for not writing. We critique ourselves for not living up to expectations, failing to do the dishes, and falling under word counts. Guilt has strangled more burgeoning novels than we will ever know, and it’s time to put it to a stop.