My God, the things we writers research! I caught myself today looking up mid-Victorian era menstrual hygeine. I had to stop for a moment and wonder 'am I really looking up how women in olden days managed their periods? Yup, sure am!' This got me thinking about some of the other things I've researched recently, such … Continue reading All in the name of fact-checking
I need some discipline. No, not that kind of discipline. I mean discipline in my writing. My hit and miss approach to writing is really not working. I have creative spurts where I write furiously for days, weeks, months and get great slabs of my book(s) written, then go off the rails and write nothing for months. … Continue reading The Right Way to Write
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?