All posts by srihari

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By August 15, 2017

You’re home alone, the wind is howling, and a steady rain is beating down heavily against your window. You put on your most comfortable pair of pajamas, pour yourself a mug of hot chocolate, and prepare to cozy up on your couch with a fuzzy blanket. Now all you need is the perfect book to


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By August 15, 2017

Science fiction and fantasy are genres where almost anything can happen — as long as the author can make it seem plausible, and as long as it’s part of a good story. But that doesn’t mean there are no rules. If anything, the fact that these genres are so wide open mean that there are


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By May 30, 2017

The direct inspiration for curse the darkness was a song. My brother sent me a link to A Perfect Circle’s cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine” some years back. I like the original well enough, but the cover really got my brain moving. I tend to see scenes and characters and stories when I hear music


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By May 30, 2017

Design Notes for Three Parts Dead Left to my own devices, I spend a lot of time alone. I’m a writer, so I write and read for fun—I sit in my living room, feet up, with a book, or pen and ink, or a laptop, and I work. I know the sounds of my apartment:


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By May 30, 2017

To keep the readers’ attention through the long midsection of your book, you’ll need to continually develop the conflict and advance the plot in logical steps without making the story predictable. What keeps readers turning pages is suspense, which you can create using a variety of techniques, including tension, pacing and foreshadowing. The suspense we’re


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By May 30, 2017

The horror genre is something that I’ve always been fascinated with. Luckily, I don’t think I’m the only one. People like to be frightened. If they didn’t, Stephen King wouldn’t have a thousand novels and you wouldn’t find every horror film ever made running on AMC at this time, every year. Seriously. Click over to


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By May 30, 2017

A shadow person is an unknown creature that has been around for a number of centuries. Shadow people are one of my favorite cryptids. So I’m going to educate you readers about these strange creatures. These entities or horrific creatures usually appear at night. They are truly terrifying to those who are unlucky enough to


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By May 30, 2017

Fear is a natural part of life. It is in fact an essential piece when it comes to survival. Many adventurers seek thrill and wander into the woods in search of their inner spirits. But not all of us can be that brave and walk into a forest, especially after dark. When the sun sets


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By May 9, 2017

Do you scare easily? This may sound like a dumb question, but you want to, after all, hunt for ghosts! And when you are hunting, how do you think you would react if something very unexpected, or out of the ordinary were to suddenly happen to you? I.e. A very loud, unexpected noise or voice,


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By May 9, 2017

This may sound like something out of a horror movie, but it is an actual phenomenon many people describe experiencing. Though the ghostlike figures aren’t real, the physical sensation and fear are genuine. Experts say it’s a typical episode of sleep paralysis. The condition is defined by the inability to move or speak while falling


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