Writing Horror for Children

"I wrote a few children's books...not on purpose." - Stephen Wright So I wrote a story and a half over the weekend. That's not bad going - it was, in a sense, another attempt at speed writing, with a reason for the deadline... I have my two young nephews, Bartholomew and Theodore down for a... Continue Reading →

Opening Lines…and first impressions

“Once upon a time…” - Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm * This morning I was reading an article on the best opening lines in the history of the novel and got to thinking about how important they are: be it in a novel or a short story. After the cover, after the back-copy... Continue Reading →