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Archive | June, 2011

“When most of us do what is accused of “trying to outrun yourself”, what we are actually doing is trying to find a place where the spaces are ones that match your character more, and allow you to grow into the person you are – or need to be.”

June 29, 2011

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DarkMedia Interviews Jordan Reyne: Jordan Reyne is, in the true meaning of the phrase, contrary to popular belief.  It’s not just a redhead thing; it’s the day-to-day life of this singular musician.  Already with 5 albums to her credit, Reyne is a pioneer on new sonic turf.  With a sound that has been described as the soundtrack to […]

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“The defining element of a good story for me is that the main characters must go through a learning curve. They begin with a deeply felt inner wound that has in some way prevented them from moving forward in life, and over the course of the story, they grow and change.”

June 29, 2011

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DarkMedia interviews author Syrie James: Syrie James is an author and screenwriter. Her name is pronounced “Sear-ee” (rhymes with Dearie.) Apparently, her first name was inspired by a character in a radio show her mother listened to as a little girl–at least that’s what her mom told her. Her mom loved the sound of the […]

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My Past Life As a Fortune Teller

June 11, 2011

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Fortune Teller

Written by Lacey Reah When I say “past life” I mean, it was many phases ago.  I’ve been many things, lived many lives in this one lifetime. When I was very young and living in another country, my older brother bought a deck of tarot cards.  He was fascinated with the mystery of them.  He tried […]

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World War Z: a review

June 11, 2011

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Written by Zombie Theology World War Z By Max Brooks Synopsis: The book is composed of short interview pieces, compiled by a journalist, describing the history of World War Z, or the war against the zombies. While the interviews are from various individuals in several different locations around the world, they are put together in such a […]

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Author Ania Ahlborn answers 7 Deadly Questions about her dark thriller SEED

June 11, 2011

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Written by R. A. Evans 1. In your debut novel SEED, you follow the plight of Jack Winter as he tries to keep one step ahead of a darkness that has haunted him since his childhood. When this unseen entity trains its eye upon his daughter, Winter finds himself fighting for her very life…and soul. Talk […]

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Pawns: The Cage (a short story)

June 11, 2011

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Pawns

Written by Zombie Theology His world awakened in blurry shadows and nonsensical sounds. The throbbing in his head was gradually lessening from a jackhammer to a rubber mallet, and a strange, sweet smell attacked his nose and lungs with every labored breath. As the shapes coalesced, he recognized the room immediately. He should recognize it; he […]

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CAN YOU TRUST YOUR FRIENDS?

June 11, 2011

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Eyes

Written by Richard Jay Parker Title of this week’s blog sounds like a strapline for a movie about body snatching pod people but I’m actually curious about other writers and how they road test their material. Nobody immerses themself in a project if it hasn’t fired them up in the first place. But once you’ve completed […]

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Independent Authors vs $$$

June 11, 2011

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Dark Writing

Written by Benjamin Jones Let me start by saying…. AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! Sorry, just had to scream and get that out. Now that that’s out of the way, for us unsigned/independent authors, especially those like myself who have spouses and children to support, trying to do everything that you want to do with your book isn’t always feasible […]

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Using Research for Harder Fantasy

June 10, 2011

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Dark Writing

Written by staticsan Amongst the works of Science Fiction, there is a significant subset called Hard Science Fiction. You may have heard the term. Works in that sub-genre usually have science that works, or is at least plausible, and little if any hand-waving. The hardest of hard will do away with things known to be “probably” […]

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Apostate: How many bullets are in your gun? (a novel excerpt)

June 10, 2011

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Apostate

Written by Zombie Theology I drew back and hit the man as hard as I could in the side of his head with both fists. At this point, I did not care that he had recently been in an accident, and I did not care that he might be injured or confused or dazed. I only […]

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Alice in Zombieland: a review

June 10, 2011

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Alice in Zombieland

Written by Zombie Theology Alice in Zombieland By Lewis Carroll and Nickolas Cook  The book also includes illustrations by Sir John Tenniel and Brent Cardillo. Synopsis: Alice and her sister are playing in a graveyard when Alice follows a Black Rat. She falls into a grave and lands in a wonderful world of the undead. Most of […]

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First Forays Into The Dark

June 10, 2011

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Dark Writing

Written by ElshaHawk I don’t often write dark fiction, but when I read stories (especially on a website that I collaborate and write on), I want a twist, a villainous discovery, or a nasty end to a character. Sometimes the twist is funny or ironic, but what really gets the blood pumping is a shock. Thrill […]

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