Posts tagged with: Horror

19th Century Editing Eye Syndrome

By On Apr 11 2013, 9:00 am

Tagged as Horror

I’m claiming this as my own. So I better quickly explain what it is before you lose interest.

I find writing a joy, not a chore and revel in the time I have pulling things from my imagination and getting them down on paper.

What I find hard to love is editing. Editing isn’t as fun. It’s like turning from being a school kid to a teacher in one Jekyll/Hyde switch. What makes it harder for me is the above named syndrome I am claiming as my own, maybe I should called it Peter Mark May Eye Syndrome and get some sort of fame at last.

What is this syndrome you’ve made up and keep bothering us with – you ask? Read more…


By On Mar 15 2013, 9:00 am

Isolation is terrifying. In our interconnected society, we’ve become so dependent on others, being cut off from them is scary. The most punishing prison confinement? Solitary, of course. When isolation occurs in a novel, we can easily internalize the panic of the protagonist, alone against the forces of darkness. We understand the fear that comes [...]

Snake-handling for Writers

By On Feb 7 2013, 3:34 pm

I’m not one of those writers who can start writing the moment their fingers hit the keys, not stopping until the session is over, filling up real estate on the scrolling screen like an old Teletype machine spitting out wire news. I’m not one of those writers who plot the entire novel down to the [...]

A knife in the back. Christmas carols. Welcome to the House of Sighs.

By On Dec 24 2012, 6:12 am

The following is an excerpt from my debut novel, “House of Sighs”. Here, Reggie Frost indulges in the spirit of Christmas. For her, it’s the end of the world masquerading as every dream come true. For us, we who know better, it’s a fantasy born from the horrifying murder of this poor mother’s family (in [...]

Something More

By On Dec 6 2012, 2:25 pm

I write horror to entertain, not really thinking that it might do more. Two years ago, an old friend Bob was diagnosed with lung cancer. As a show of support, a group of us, who were really tight in high school, got together to visit him. Bob still lived on Long Island where we all [...]

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