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Archive | May, 2011

When Writing About Sex Vampires is “Writing What You Know”

May 27, 2011

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By  Lacey Reah I had been writing plays for so long, but after having a family and moving away from NY, I lost interest in workshopping plays and spending hours working with actors and creating something for an audience.  I had written a play that might have been too big for a non musical stage […]

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Book Review – The Jaws of Adana

May 27, 2011

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The Jaws Of Adana

By Sheri The Jaws of Adana is a very short, too short, collection of stories by m.j. euringer.  There are only three stories in this self-published book, but they pack a punch and stay with you long after you’ve finished reading. In the title story, Jonas is a man at the end of his rope.  No job, […]

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DOES WRITER’S BLOCK EXIST?

May 27, 2011

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By Richard Jay Parker I’ve never met an author who has had writer’s block. I’d certainly be interested to hear from anyone who has suffered the condition. Like all writers I’ve had bad days at the keyboard and even unproductive weeks. It’s inevitable that the muse is going to call in sick from time to […]

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Author Brian E. Niskala answers 7 Deadly Questions about his gothic tale RHINEHOTH

May 26, 2011

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Written by R.A. Evans  1. Your dark novel RHINEHOTH has all of the classic elements readers have come to expect in their gothic stories – vampires, werewolves, and the promise of salvation. yet, you’ve taken these elements and spun them in an entirely fresh way. Talk to me about Rhinehoth and what makes this dark tale […]

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The Mechanics Of Writing

May 19, 2011

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Written by Richard Jay Parker: It was announced today that a substantial volume of work by Anthony Burgess has been discovered in his private archives. The work includes short stories, music and scripts as well as unpublished books. A Clockwork Orange has remained one of my favourite books since I read it as a teen. […]

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7 Deadly Questions with author Richard Jay Parker

May 19, 2011

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Written by R.A. Evans: 1. Ever since I finished your chilling thriller STOP ME I’ve been afraid to open my email. Please share the basics of your plot and the inspiration for your dark and twisted tale. Thanks. So glad it made you nervous about chain email letters. I’ve always thought them to be pretty […]

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“I think the best stories are stories of characters. Characters create conflict both within themselves and with each other, and conflict drives the story.”

May 17, 2011

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DarkMedia Interviews Jeannie Holmes: Jeannie Holmes is the author of the Alexandra Sabian series, and fears spiders, large bodies of water, and bad weather. She moved from the backwoods of southwestern Mississippi to the Alabama Gulf Coast where she now lives with her husband and four neurotic cats. She enjoys art, exploring old cemeteries, traveling, […]

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Ten Easy Steps to Strengthen Your Story Using Joseph Campbell’s “The Hero’s Journey”

May 16, 2011

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by R. A. Evans I was a sophomore in college when I first discovered Joseph Campbell’s non-fiction classic THE HERO WITH A THOUSAND FACES. Campbell was an expert in mythology and used his extensive knowledge of the subject to create the definitive story-map. He’s traced this model of story creation back thousands of years and across […]

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“Vampires exist; they are real. If someone chooses not to believe, that’s fine with me. I have never felt I had to prove the paranormal to anyone, and actually, it’s a waste of time to try to do so.”

May 14, 2011

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DarkMedia Interviews Rosemary Ellen Guiley: Rosemary Ellen Guiley is a leading expert on the paranormal and supernatural. She conducts  original field investigations of haunted and mysterious sites. She has written more than 40 books – including 9 encyclopedias – and hundreds of articles in print on a wide range of paranormal, spiritual and mystical topics, […]

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Book Review: Steve Emmett’s Diavolino is a hellishly delightful tale!

May 13, 2011

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Written by R.A. Evans: I’m a sucker for any story that involves discovering the gateway to hell. I blame Dante and his classic work INFERNO for this fascination. Needless to say, when I stumbled across DIAVOLINO my expectations were fairly high – and Emmett’s dark tale does not disappoint. The story follows architect Tom Lupton […]

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Vampires in My World

May 10, 2011

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by Mari Miniatt Some of you, okay very few of you, will recognize my name. I wrote a couple of vampire books, that are not even blipping on the radar, but when people find them, they love them. So that is good. There are so many reason I wrote them. But the one I would […]

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“Stoker’s Dracula is the embodiment of evil. Even his name was selected because Stoker read that it was a Romanian word for “the devil”. Consistently throughout the book, the Count acts without remorse.”

May 10, 2011

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DarkMedia Interviews Dr. Elizabeth Miller: Elizabeth Miller is recognized internationally for her expertise on Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula – its origins in folklore, literature and history, as well as its influence on the culture of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. She has lectured on the subject throughout Canada (including presentations for the Royal Winnipeg […]

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