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Hard Hollywood Lessons

After watching the movies Rings, and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, there is only one logical conclusion. Screenwriters think either their audience is stupid, or they have never actually watched any of the movies before writing the respective sequel. One…

The Black Gash Now Out!

The paranormal thriller The Black Gash is now available at Smashwords and soon to be available at Amazon and B&N. Here’s the synopsis and the link: Ash volunteered for the courthouse reorganization to gain a few credits for college, he’s…

“The Moon Sees Me” now in print!

  I wanted to create a special entry for this. I finally got the print edition of The Moon Sees Me! I am excited about it. Here is the synopsis: She remembers what happened, but the doctor said her mind…

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Silent Hill Fanfiction

Yes, I dabble in fan fiction. Geeks ahoy, so there, I admit it. I have a problem. I really like Silent Hill. Here are links to what I’ve written: Silent Hill: Ashes Silent Hill: Remnant Fanfiction writers, you are not…

Silent Hill: Revelation 3D

News for Silent Hill fans! The new movie “Silent Hill: Revelation” will be out next year! I am excited. I know there are mixed emotions regarding the first film, however, I must say I enjoyed it. While the plotlines of…

Flawed Fiction

As a reader, perhaps one of the biggest non-grammatical complaints of contemporary commercial fiction is the incorporation of bigotry and degradation by way of stereotypes that are apparently accepted by the author. This entry will be lengthy, so please bear…

“Head Jumping” in Fiction

I developed much of what I know on writing from the rather traditional school of fiction. Recently, I began noticing that some of those tried-and-true methods aren’t necessarily being practiced today. Primarily, it was always stressed that you should limit…

Horror from the East… Part 2

This is the second installment on the article series that explores the trend of Asian horror and how it affected the horror industry overall. What can Western writers and authors learn from the new wave of interest? What are other…

All I Need to Know About Writing… I Learn from the X-Files? Part 2

As promised, here’s the next installment on tips, tricks and tidbits writers can glean from the hit television series, “The X-Files.” No Theory is, “Out There.” It’s true. With the proper research and approach, you can make your story both…

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Learning Horror from the East

The horror genre in America seems to have plummeted in popularity in the previous decades. Sadly, the genre’s popularity has seen much hardship. America used to be the leader in the world when it came to horror cinema and fiction,…