Aural Autumn: Queen of the Rodeo

What does it take to write 50,000 words in the month of November? Perseverance, flexibility, a constant desire to balance writing time with work and family, and, maybe most important of all, a story that's deeply personal to you. These are the elements that, for me, have made my first two forays into National Novel … Continue reading Aural Autumn: Queen of the Rodeo

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Lessons to Practice #24: Penning Horror That Endures

"Talk about your ghosts. Man oh man." - Stephen King, On Writing Hello all and good evening! This go around, I'm writing a continuation of last week's "Lessons to Practice" by offering up some of my own thoughts and ideas for penning a great horror story. Ready to dive in? Make sure the lights are out … Continue reading Lessons to Practice #24: Penning Horror That Endures

Today’s NaNoWriMo Writing Jam

Hello and good evening! As I work on my daily 1,600 words tonight, I thought I'd share the song that I currently have on repeat. This one comes from the great horror composer Akira Yamaoka, who infused the Silent Hill series with so much melancholy, terror, and tranquility, often within the same song. I hope you all enjoy Witchcraft. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRDyhzpCd2oContinue reading Today’s NaNoWriMo Writing Jam

Breaking the Silence (Silent Hill, Six Years Later)

This Friday will mark the release of Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, the much delayed follow up to Christophe Gans' video-game adaptation, Silent Hill. As an outspoken fan of the video games (those developed by "Team Silent," that is), I'm also a harsh critic of the first movie. What will follow is a short recap of the game, … Continue reading Breaking the Silence (Silent Hill, Six Years Later)