Guest Post: Writing horror and supernatural stories by Robbie Cheadle #DarkVisions #HorrorAnthology #NewRelease

One of the authors featured in the new anthology of scary stories collected by Dan Alatorre has also written about WWII.  Here she describes how researching that book offered insights into hauntings and from there to the two stories in  the anthology. via Guest Post: Writing horror and supernatural stories by Robbie Cheadle #DarkVisions #HorrorAnthology #NewRelease Continue reading Guest Post: Writing horror and supernatural stories by Robbie Cheadle #DarkVisions #HorrorAnthology #NewRelease

Getting to Know Your Characters

Earlier this week Stevie Turner posted a piece about character development. I commented on the piece, saying that I sometimes place my characters in difficult situations in order to see how they respond. Often these situations will be tangential to the actual work in progress. I’m posting here an example of that in which I explored aspects of the relationship between my main character in the novel Transgression and his partner through the partner’s eyes. I might add that it also impinges upon the recent discussion here about diversity in fiction because my characters are gay and I am not. … Continue reading Getting to Know Your Characters

Two More Terrific Tales

Today I’m sharing the winner and second place stories from the November Word Weaver contest from Dan Alatorre’s website. They are both excellent and well deserve their placement on the top of the heap. Also in Dan’s post today are first details of how you can enter the next Word Weaver contest. You get a professional critique from Dan, just for entering. And there are great opportunities to have your work noticed across Dan’s international network. https://danalatorre.com/2017/12/21/word-weaver-writing-contest-november-2017-1st-place-winner/ Continue reading Two More Terrific Tales

Third Place and Proud of it!

So the waiting is over now, for me. Joint third is a good place to be when you’ve never won anything before, and after seeing the quality of the opposition I’m more than a little chuffed! Actually, of course, the waiting isn’t over. Tomorrow comes the pleasure of seeing the two stories the judges deemed better than mine. via Word Weaver Writing Contest November 2017: 3rd Place Continue reading Third Place and Proud of it!