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Tag Archives: Writing

Cogito Ergo Blogo: Writing for Godot

January 21, 2012

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by Kev the Vampire: Why am I writing this? Why are you reading it? Where do blogs come from and where are they going to? ‘In the beginning was the Word’, we are told in John 1.1, but the Bible makes no mention whatsoever of the phenomenon of blogging,  even though there are now 156 million […]

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Vamplit Publishing Discusses “Torture Films”

January 17, 2012

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Each Wednesday, genre fiction publisher Vamplit Publishing hosts an interactive, Twitter-based chat on a topic relevant to the horror/suspense/thriller genre.  Prior topics have included “Vicious Vampires”, “Witches”, “Horror Movie Makeup”, and the Master of Suspense himself, Alfred Hitchcock. This week (beginning at midnight GMT), Vamplit authors, fans and friends will discuss what’s become an undeniable […]

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So Long, And Thanks For All The Brains: A Review

January 17, 2012

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by Alex McDermott: I’ve always had a soft spot for zombies. I’ll admit it! But even as a long-time fan I can see when a walker has passed its less than fresh date! In the wave of zombies over the last number of years, the story seems to be getting stale. So Long, And Thanks […]

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In Celebration of the Monster: The History of Horror and the Thing under the Bed

January 14, 2012

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by W. Scott Poole: What would a history of American monsters look like? What would it mean to explore monsters as a way to examine the history of America? And wouldn’t this be a strange kind of history, a chronology of fear and desire more than a description of events, ideas and images? These questions […]

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Anne Michaud Bares Her Neck

December 11, 2011

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by Alex Mcdermott: Anne Michaud is an author of many talents, especially getting distracted by depressing music and dark things. She likes to write and read everyday, and speak of herself in the third person.  Since her Master’s degree in Screenwriting from the University of London, England, Anne has written, directed and produced three short […]

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“I want the things I do to feel unique and personal… If people can tell the difference between my interpretation and another’s I feel like I’ve done my job.” -Lee Bermejo

November 17, 2011

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DarkMedia Interviews Lee Bermejo: Just in time for the holidays, DC Comics has released an incredible graphic novel based on Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” — staring The Dark Knight himself.  With artwork so stunning and dynamic you’d almost swear it was alive, this is not your average adaptation on any level.  Clever and […]

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“My intention was to anchor the vampire world to the prosaic world of humanity. I thought that would make a great contrast, and it’s the source of a lot of fun to me.” -Charlaine Harris

November 14, 2011

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New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris is no stranger to mystery, or the process of creating worlds.  With a career in writing that’s spanned over thirty years, she’s given us so many characters who — fantastic as they may seem — are ultimately grounded in true, raw, human nature; it’s impossible not to feel […]

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“There’s no question that horror’s thriving, but horror is a beast with many faces.” -Nick Grabowski

November 13, 2011

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by Alex Mcdermott: I had the pleasure to sit down with horror author and now publisher Nick Grabowsky to talk about Black Bed Sheet Books, writing, and the nightmares of Hollywood!!! Alex Mcdermott: You are a well-established author! What inspired you to add publisher to your credentials? Nick Grabowsky: Well, being an author certainly helped […]

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Tattered Souls 2: A Review

November 12, 2011

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by Alex Mcdermott The world of horror writing is a struggle. There are millions of time-worn cliché ideas to fall back on and many writers do just that. Taking a chance means taking a risk and that’s a dangerous idea. Selling the cliché is far easier. Editor Frank Hutton had put together a collection of […]

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“…at the end of the day being a vampire is all about revealing the animal in us.” -Robert Huttinger

October 23, 2011

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DarkMedia Interviews Robert Huttinger: If you haven’t heard of Vampire Wedding, you’re really missing out on something special.  A comic mini-series and film from the mind of creator, producer and direction Robert Huttinger, this is not your average vampire tale: All ambitious but heartbroken wedding planner Sophia cares about is her fiance Michael, who apparently just […]

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When Hell Cometh… Run For Your Life: An Interview With Author Todd Card

October 23, 2011

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by Alex Mcdermott: What happens when the walls between the living and the dead break down? What would you do when the worst possible scenario you can imagine is not as bad as the nightmare you are living? Todd Card gives us a glimpse of a world beyond the pale in his latest novel Hell […]

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Enter at Your Own Risk: Old Masters, New Voices (A Review)

October 23, 2011

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by Alex Mcdermott: Every Halloween produces a slew of anthologies and this season is no different. On FaceBook and Twitter, I’ve seen zombies, bloody knifes, mutilated corpses, more zombies, demonic leering creatures, and more zombies drift by. Most don’t catch my attention because they are all the same. There’s nothing that stands out. Enter At […]

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