The Walking Trauma

The Season 7 premier of The Walking Dead established many unusual aspects about the audience. There is no denying the emotional impact or the harrowing intensity, but many viewers have vowed to stop watching. You can find such articles here, here, here, and here. The backlash begs the question as to what, exactly, the audience …

Dear Local Paper: An Open Letter

The polarizing political year has brought several problematic aspects of the media to the forefront. Several newspapers have lost notable readerships, just because of a newspaper’s petty bias . In truth, the future doesn’t look good for many periodicals. This doesn’t have to be. The great Decline of Newspapers is indeed an actual issue, and has been …

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Women in Horror

As more and more studies on the genre emerge, it is becoming clearer and clearer that women create a much larger audience for horror, and supernatural thrillers, than has been previously assumed. This section of the site is dedicated to news, articles, and information regarding this surge of awareness. (Female horror fans have always known …

Money via Writing: BellaOnline

Can you really make money with BellaOnline? http://www.bellaonline.com/ The internet has been a rapidly growing medium for writers since its inception. The internet offers marketing potential, publication potential, and independent publishing fulfillment. There are also opportunities for writers to generate a second income. Many sites advertise “writers wanted,” or “editors wanted,” but do you really …

Money via Writing: Demand Studios

Can you really make money with Demand Studio? http://create.demandstudios.com/ The internet has been a rapidly growing medium for writers since its inception. The internet offers marketing potential, publication potential, and independent publishing fulfillment. There are also opportunities for writers to generate a second income. Many sites advertise “writers wanted,” or “editors wanted,” but do you …

4 Writing Lessons from a Life of King

I read my first Stephen King novel when I was 13, not appropriate reading material for the age, no, but I was not a particularly normal 13-year-old. I also started writing at 13. Coincidence? To this day, I’m still not sure. My very first “adult” novel was Phantoms by Dean R. Koontz. Needless to say, …

Name Brand Dreams on a Generic Writing Budget?

Do you think you need to be rich to start professional writing? Do you believe you need a college degree and a stocked home office? If so, you will be surprised to see how much you can accomplish even on a minor budget. Writers go about their professional progress on a daily basis with no …

Agent Fees and Standard Practices

Literary agents work much like attorneys. It is that simple. Instead of legal representation, they provide literary representation. They approach editors much like the way an attorney would approach a judge. With careful persuasion, they encourage the publisher to accept your work. This is a mutual interest and effort, for like many lawyers, agents don’t …