Category Archives: Thoughts

Creating the Horror Atmosphere

You know, I never realized it wasn’t spelled ‘Cemetery’ until now.  All I remember is that this covered always freaked me out and was responsible for me not trusting a neighborhood cat for a week.  It looks creepy even though … Continue reading

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Does Monster Size Matter?

No matter what I looked for, I could only find Godzilla creatures under the ‘Monster Size Chart’ search.  Most of them had the Cloverfield monster, which I didn’t take because I remember getting in a debate with a fan of … Continue reading

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It’s Not the Size of the Monster, But How You Use It!

More than likely, one of the first things that comes to mind when you think of a monster is something big.  Godzilla, King Kong, Frankenstein’s Monster, Cloverfield, and the list keeps going.  At the very least you start thinking about … Continue reading

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Thank You, Thunderclap Supporters

Now that I’m fed and have gone on-line, I can talk about my experience with Thunderclap.  I got 102 supporters and it went live at noon.  So you can imagine the boost in sales I got for my books: Well, … Continue reading

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Closure and Cliffhangers: Coming to the End

Even if you’re nervous about writing the ending of your story, it has to get done.  You can’t simply walk away and hope people forgive you.  There has to be closure to some extent or even a mysterious ending that … Continue reading

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The End

For many authors, there is one piece of a story that is the toughest and scariest:  THE END.  You might have a plan for it or you might not, but there is something about writing that last chapter/page/paragraph/line that hits … Continue reading

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Hunted Hero on the Run

This type of hero is embedded in a specific story.  He or she is hunted by the enemies for some reason.  They are either constantly moving from one adventure to another or struggling to stay hidden.  Tension and suspense are … Continue reading

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