5 Things To Avoid When Writing Romantic Relationships

Ahh, romance. Not only is it a massively popular genre of its own, it’s also an extremely common element in…

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5 Key Questions To Ask About Character Motivations

Creating compelling characters is perhaps the most important aspect of fiction writing. Previously, we’ve explored the processes of crafting believable characters,…

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Judge Yourself Less, Trust Yourself More, and Write Better Stories – Helping Writers Become Authors


There’s a dark side to creativity—one we don’t always like to talk about. And that dark side can be encapsulated in two words: writing perfectionism.

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Writer’s Edit – 6 Top Tips For Dealing With Criticism Of Your Writing

As a writer, you’ll hear feedback about your work in many different contexts. Notes from your editor; comments from beta readers or writing group buddies; reviews from readers… There are so many avenues for responses to your writing – and not all of those responses are going to be positive.

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Mad and Dead: Monstrous Women, Transgressive Sexuality, and Postmodern Paranoia

I have a couple of posts coming up that talk about different aspects of my trip to Transylvania for the International Vampire Film and Arts Festival (IVFAF). For now, please to enjoy the PowerPoint of the paper I presented for the academic conference. I’ll be submitting the full paper for publication.

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5 Must-Try Writing Techniques For Fiction Authors – Writer’s Edit

We’ve put together an easy-to-follow round-up of different writing techniques you might like to try out in the search for that perfect routine. Click here to learn more!

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StokerCon 2018 Schedule

If you’re headed to StokerCon 2018 this weekend, you can catch me a couple of times on Friday, March 2. First, at the Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference, presenting my paper “The Dark Heart of Human Nature: The Necessity of Extreme Horror” on Panel 1: Gender Studies / 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Then, as part of the panel for A (Haunted) House with Many Rooms—Horror Sub-Genres (Moderator: Tim Waggoner; Co-Panelists: Don D’Auria, Frazer Lee, Donald Sidney-Fryer, Paul Tremblay) at 5:00 PM in State Suite A.

I’ll be wandering around in between, so if you see me, say hello!