Today was purge day!I’m so happy. I know there have been a few books and movies about a purge, where society gets rid of their undesirables or whatever. This was not that.Although… So what is the purge in Dan parlance? In DanSpeak? I’ll tell you When I am putting together a book, when I’m starting to think aboutContinue reading “The Purge”
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Looks Like Things Are Improving!
I try to be an optimist in business. There’s always someone who’s making a breakthrough when everyone else is down… …and I think, Why not me? (It’s usually NOT me, but one can always hope!) I have many, MANY author friends who’ve said their sales are down 30% (or more) since March 2020. They areContinue reading “Looks Like Things Are Improving!”
Well, that’s a nice surprise
3 Cures For “Can’t Finish-itis”
Originally posted on Dan Alatorre:
your humble host I made a new friend at a book signing the other day, and I heard something I have heard a LOT from people who want to write a book or are writing one they can’t seem to finish. I hear this all the time, so I thought…
We’re Putting The Band Back Together!
Some phrases say a lot with a little. They’re kinda like memes before memes were cool. If memes are cool… (Can’t say I’m digging the new WordPress editing system. Lots of extra hoops to jump through and who needs that? Keep it simple, WP!) So I was talking to a friend recently, and we wereContinue reading “We’re Putting The Band Back Together!”
Word Echoes – what they are and why you need to get them out of your story
Sydney knelt at the edge of the stream, rubbing her fingers to get the dead girl’s blood off. The water was colder than she expected, almost icy. Winter was coming fast this year. Lifting her hands to her face, she inspected her short nails. No mud remained visible under them. Next to her, Bonnie stoodContinue reading “Word Echoes – what they are and why you need to get them out of your story”
A New Batch of Scary Stories is on the Way.
Originally posted on Frank Parker's author site:
And I’m in it! It’s a while now since I contributed a story to The Box Under the Bed. I also contributed to the second in the series. I skipped the third but I have one in the fourth book, Spellblound, available to pre-order now and due…
Which Is Scarier?
A. Sydney knelt at the edge of the stream, rubbing the blood off her hands. OR B. Sydney knelt at the edge of the stream, rubbing the dead girl’s blood off her hands. B, right? Yeah. Lots of subtle changes in word choice can amp up the scary in a horror story. If you haveContinue reading “Which Is Scarier?”
A new horror anthology
I am participating in another Box under the Bed series anthology of horror stories, edited by Dan Alatorre. I have participated in two previous anthologies in this series. Dark Visions, published in 2018, had my stories The Willow Tree and The Haunting of William. Nightmareland, published in 2019, features three of my short stories, The…
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