What Makes a Writer?

What goes into a person to make them a dark horror speculative fiction writer? I often wonder how I ended up liking the things I do; the dark, twisted, downright macabre stuff. Like vampires, necromancy, the devil, monsters, and anti-heroes. All this stuff repeatedly shows up in my writing. Then, today, I got my answer. … Continue reading What Makes a Writer?

WIP Progress and a Teaser

Managed a most productive day today. Achieved 4,000 words on the WIP - some of them half-decent words too! This attractive fellow was the inspiration for today's two chapters: And here follows a little snippet of today's adventures: Though the light was dim, it was enough to illuminate the horrors within the hut. Every surface … Continue reading WIP Progress and a Teaser

It’s a Question of Dollars and Cents

So, how much should editing cost? Yes, it's a loaded question. But I've been doing a lot of research and I've (surprise surprise) found a lot of varying answers. Let me make it easy for you... I have a 100 - 110K word novel (approx 300 pages) that's been through a very comprehensive beta-read (by … Continue reading It’s a Question of Dollars and Cents