As a reader, perhaps one of my 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 with me. It never ceases to amaze me how so many authors, instead of being grateful to their reader, or even showing the slightest amount of appreciation that the reader has supported them, the author throws around derogatory insults against entire factions of society as if it were proper.
The name of “Jane” is firmly established in history. There are many colorful characters and beloved figures who’ve carried that name, but it is not the best choice for those of aristocracy. Here is a growing list that will be linked to a respective page when they’re ready.
Here are some tidbits of text from the oldest books available on the macabre and bizarre. Aldabert- A pseydo-mystic of 8th Century France. Colloquy of the Ancients- A collectino of Ossianic legends.
I developed much of what I know on writing from the 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 your character perspectives to around 1 or 2 per chapter.
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 in horror from the East? What are other aspects of horror we can learn?
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.
The horror genre in America has plummeted in popularity in the previous decades. Sadly, the genre’s popularity has seen much hardship since the 1970s. America used to be the leader in the world when it came to horror cinema and fiction, but it seems today that you are more likely to find a foreign film that will be more frightening and more suspenseful than anything American.
The X-Files was an incredibly popular television series and fans are still attending movies when they reach the box office. Despite the program’s errors, what can writers learn from the techniques used? I’m creating a series that explores various items that transcend film and fiction.
Elizabeth Bathory is perhaps one of the most notorious women of history. We’ve all heard how she sacrificed 600 virgins to keep herself young, and a host of other claims. But, what is the truth behind this figure?
Authors are watching a new era emerge in writing and, despite the controversy, it’s refreshing to see it happen. “Self-published” used to be a term of failure. It implied laziness, incompetence and even impatience.