<link>http://shahwharton.com</link> <description>Dark Fiction Author</description> <lastBuildDate>Mon, 14 Jan 2019 15:32:39 +0000</lastBuildDate> <language>en-GB</language> <sy:updatePeriod>hourly</sy:updatePeriod> <sy:updateFrequency>1</sy:updateFrequency> <generator>https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.3</generator> <image><link>http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/</link><url>http://creativecommons.org/images/public/somerights20.gif</url><title>Some Rights Reserved 36076903 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ Interview with Lucy A. Snyder, author of ‘Garden of Eldritch Delights’ from Raw Screaming Dog Press. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shahwharton/~3/cTPngQoTUic/ http://shahwharton.com/2018/10/interview-with-lucy-a-snyder-author-of-garden-of-eldritch-delights-from-raw-screaming-dog-press/#comments Wed, 24 Oct 2018 11:53:39 +0000 http://shahwharton.com/?p=41515 Today I bring to you the very talented author of dark fiction, Lucy A. Snyder, who has allowed me to probe her brain. Join us.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/shahwharton/~4/cTPngQoTUic" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://shahwharton.com/2018/10/interview-with-lucy-a-snyder-author-of-garden-of-eldritch-delights-from-raw-screaming-dog-press/feed/ 4 41515 http://shahwharton.com/2018/10/interview-with-lucy-a-snyder-author-of-garden-of-eldritch-delights-from-raw-screaming-dog-press/ #AuthorToolboxBlogHop: Narrative Voice, Authorial Voice & POV (and the differences between them). http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shahwharton/~3/VBIZuITNdJw/ http://shahwharton.com/2018/03/authortoolboxbloghop-narrative-voice-authorial-voice-pov-and-the-differences-between-them/#comments Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:56:33 +0000 http://shahwharton.com/?p=37470 <em><a href="http://shahwharton.com/?attachment_id=35968" rel="attachment wp-att-35968"><img class="size-full wp-image-35968 alignleft" src="http://shahwharton.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/author-toolbox-blog-hop-tw.jpg" alt="" width="440" height="220" /></a>[su_box title="About the book" style="bubbles" box_color="#ffffff" title_color="#100f0f" radius="5"]The #AuthorToolboxBlogHop is a monthly event on the topic of resources and learning for authors.  It's great to be part of this blog hop, where I hope to impart lessons I have learned from my writing experience and from the MA Creative Writing I'm currently studying. Above all, I'm excited to learn from all of your vast and varied experiences. :)[/su_box] </em> Let's unpack the definition of 'voice' and consider the differences. Voice is KING! There are many types of Voice, but here are the two important types: Narrative voice and Authorial voice. <a href="http://shahwharton.com/?attachment_id=37484" rel="attachment wp-att-37484"><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-37484" src="http://shahwharton.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/AuthorToolboxBlogHop_-VOICE-450x377.png" alt="" width="450" height="377" /></a> <p style="text-align: center;"></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/shahwharton/~4/VBIZuITNdJw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://shahwharton.com/2018/03/authortoolboxbloghop-narrative-voice-authorial-voice-pov-and-the-differences-between-them/feed/ 12 37470 http://shahwharton.com/2018/03/authortoolboxbloghop-narrative-voice-authorial-voice-pov-and-the-differences-between-them/ March 2018: Self-Publishing Tips & Links #IWSG: #AmWriting http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shahwharton/~3/s_W82wnBO7o/ http://shahwharton.com/2018/03/march-2018-self-publishing-tips-links-iwsg-amwriting/#comments Wed, 07 Mar 2018 00:47:08 +0000 http://shahwharton.com/?p=36934 <a href="http://shahwharton.com/?attachment_id=36608" rel="attachment wp-att-36608"><img class=" wp-image-36608 alignleft" src="http://shahwharton.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Insecure-Writers-Support-Group-Badge.jpg" alt="" width="167" height="164" /></a> <blockquote> <h4></h4> If you're a newbie self-publisher or just want to brush up on the stages or want some up to date linkage to help you along the path, read on...</blockquote><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/shahwharton/~4/s_W82wnBO7o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://shahwharton.com/2018/03/march-2018-self-publishing-tips-links-iwsg-amwriting/feed/ 22 36934 http://shahwharton.com/2018/03/march-2018-self-publishing-tips-links-iwsg-amwriting/ The Carbynarah Chronicles, Book 1 #EpicFantasy #FantasyFiction http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shahwharton/~3/u3fC1MRvLDc/ http://shahwharton.com/2018/02/the-carbynarah-chronicles-book-1-epicfantasy-fantasyfiction/#comments Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:46:07 +0000 http://shahwharton.com/?p=36909 <a href="http://shahwharton.com/2018/01/creating-a-killer-twist-by-dwgillespie-horror-paranormal-mindcontrol-sirens_call/the-carbynarah-chronicles_-an-epic-fantasy-fiction-adventure-swords-and-magic-book-1/" rel="attachment wp-att-36908"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-36908" src="http://shahwharton.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/The-Carbynarah-Chronicles_-An-Epic-Fantasy-Fiction-Adventure-Swords-and-Magic-Book-1.png" alt="" width="800" height="800" /></a><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/shahwharton/~4/u3fC1MRvLDc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://shahwharton.com/2018/02/the-carbynarah-chronicles-book-1-epicfantasy-fantasyfiction/feed/ 2 36909 http://shahwharton.com/2018/02/the-carbynarah-chronicles-book-1-epicfantasy-fantasyfiction/ ‘Creating a Killer’ Twist by @DWGillespie #Horror #Paranormal #MindControl @Sirens_Call http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shahwharton/~3/uYBmuy0AFl0/ http://shahwharton.com/2018/01/creating-a-killer-twist-by-dwgillespie-horror-paranormal-mindcontrol-sirens_call/#comments Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:44:24 +0000 http://shahwharton.com/?p=36825 <a href="http://shahwharton.com/?attachment_id=36831" rel="attachment wp-att-35935"><img class="wp-image-36831 size-full aligncenter" src="http://shahwharton.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/22Locked-in-a-fight-for-their-lives-Jim-and-his-family-must-uncover-the-truth-behind-Apex-and-stop-the-creature-from-wreaking-a-horrifying-fate-upon-the-rest-of-the-world22.png" alt="" width="800" height="800" /></a><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/shahwharton/~4/uYBmuy0AFl0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://shahwharton.com/2018/01/creating-a-killer-twist-by-dwgillespie-horror-paranormal-mindcontrol-sirens_call/feed/ 6 36825 http://shahwharton.com/2018/01/creating-a-killer-twist-by-dwgillespie-horror-paranormal-mindcontrol-sirens_call/ #AuthorToolboxBlogHop: Avoid wobbly settings #horror #amwriting http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shahwharton/~3/HVNbRQ8f3F0/ http://shahwharton.com/2018/01/authortoolboxbloghop-avoid-wobbly-settings-horror-amwriting/#comments Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:32:11 +0000 http://shahwharton.com/?p=36808 <em><a href="http://shahwharton.com/?attachment_id=35968" rel="attachment wp-att-35968"><img class="size-full wp-image-35968 alignleft" src="http://shahwharton.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/author-toolbox-blog-hop-tw.jpg" alt="" width="440" height="220" /></a>[su_box title="About the book" style="bubbles" box_color="#ffffff" title_color="#100f0f" radius="5"]The #AuthorToolboxBlogHop is a monthly event on the topic of resources and learning for authors.  It's great to be part of this blog hop, where I hope to impart lessons I have learned over the past five or so years of working as a ghostwriter and writing my own, usually dark fiction. I'm also learning so much from the MA Creative Writing I'm currently studying, so I will be keen to share tips from the classroom, covering Creative Non-fiction (CNF), 21st Century Poetry, Fiction, and Reading into Writing. Above all, I'm excited to learn from all of your vast and varied experiences. :)[/su_box] </em> Today, I'm discussing how to avoid inconsistencies in your settings and in the monsters who inhabit them.Today, I'm discussing how to avoid inconsistencies in your settings and in the monsters who inhabit them. <p style="text-align: center;"></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/shahwharton/~4/HVNbRQ8f3F0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://shahwharton.com/2018/01/authortoolboxbloghop-avoid-wobbly-settings-horror-amwriting/feed/ 19 36808 http://shahwharton.com/2018/01/authortoolboxbloghop-avoid-wobbly-settings-horror-amwriting/ Dec 2017 #IWSG: Closing Another Year of #AmWriting http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shahwharton/~3/A3J6N7ttU3c/ http://shahwharton.com/2017/12/dec-2017-iwsg-closing-another-year-of-amwriting/#comments Wed, 06 Dec 2017 03:25:50 +0000 http://shahwharton.com/?p=36734 <a href="http://shahwharton.com/?attachment_id=36608" rel="attachment wp-att-36608"><img class=" wp-image-36608 alignleft" src="http://shahwharton.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Insecure-Writers-Support-Group-Badge.jpg" alt="" width="167" height="164" /></a> <blockquote> <div> <h4></h4> <em>December 6 question - As you look back on 2017, with all its successes/failures, if you could backtrack, what would you do differently?</em> </div></blockquote> <div> <span style="font-size: 16px;">My Masters in Creative Writing will end next year so I'll concentrate on my student experiences, including the rise and fall, the good and bad.</span> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/shahwharton/~4/A3J6N7ttU3c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://shahwharton.com/2017/12/dec-2017-iwsg-closing-another-year-of-amwriting/feed/ 17 36734 http://shahwharton.com/2017/12/dec-2017-iwsg-closing-another-year-of-amwriting/ My Top Four #Horror Remakes. ‘Remakes Blogfest’ http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shahwharton/~3/WMWxvkgWGKI/ http://shahwharton.com/2017/11/my-top-four-horror-remakes-remakes-blogfest/#comments Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:06:20 +0000 http://shahwharton.com/?p=36623 <a href="http://shahwharton.com/?attachment_id=36624" rel="attachment wp-att-36624"><img class="alignleft wp-image-36624" src="http://shahwharton.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/DNlZ3DJXcAI3JYG.jpg-large-450x443.jpeg" alt="" width="325" height="320" /></a>Alex says: <em>"Remakes – most of them suck. Now and then, one comes along that is as good as, if not better, than the original. And after all of the bad ones we’ve endured, we want to know about some good ones." </em> Today, we hoppers need to blog about our favourite remake(s) and explain why the remake doesn’t suck! This blogfest is hosted by <b></b><b><a href="http://www.alexjcavanaugh.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Alex J. Cavanaugh</a></b> and <b></b><b><a href="http://hmgardner.blogspot.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Heather M. Gardner.</a></b> There are so many awful remakes. So many miserable representations of great books. So many remixed classic songs which have broken my heart. But there are also lots of brilliant remakes which not only don't suck, but actually improve on the original. You may not agree with my tiny selection of course but here're my top four horror remakes:<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/shahwharton/~4/WMWxvkgWGKI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://shahwharton.com/2017/11/my-top-four-horror-remakes-remakes-blogfest/feed/ 25 36623 http://shahwharton.com/2017/11/my-top-four-horror-remakes-remakes-blogfest/ Nov 2017 #IWSG: Could You Pin Down Your Writing Decisions? #AmWriting http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shahwharton/~3/qRk24pD-2Go/ http://shahwharton.com/2017/11/nov-2017-iwsg-could-you-pin-down-your-writing-decisions-amwriting/#comments Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:26:11 +0000 http://shahwharton.com/?p=36607 <a href="http://shahwharton.com/?attachment_id=36608" rel="attachment wp-att-36608"><img class=" wp-image-36608 alignleft" src="http://shahwharton.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Insecure-Writers-Support-Group-Badge.jpg" alt="" width="167" height="164" /></a>Could You Pin Down Your Writing Decisions? What if it's a purely organic experience? What if the characters whispered ideas to me in dreams? What if I cannot pin down my reasoning for each decision?<a href="http://shahwharton.com/?attachment_id=36608" rel="attachment wp-att-36608"> </a> &#160; &#160;<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/shahwharton/~4/qRk24pD-2Go" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://shahwharton.com/2017/11/nov-2017-iwsg-could-you-pin-down-your-writing-decisions-amwriting/feed/ 19 36607 http://shahwharton.com/2017/11/nov-2017-iwsg-could-you-pin-down-your-writing-decisions-amwriting/ #GOODREADS GIVEAWAY: Win The First PRINT Edition of ‘DREAD: A #Horror Collection’ http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shahwharton/~3/nT-v7MCDICk/ http://shahwharton.com/2017/10/giveaway/#comments Sun, 29 Oct 2017 02:28:35 +0000 http://shahwharton.com/?p=36571 <div id="goodreadsGiveawayWidget260946"> <!-- Show static html as a placeholder in case js is not enabled --> <div class="goodreadsGiveawayWidget" style="max-width: 350px; margin: 10px auto; padding: 10px 15px; border: 2px solid #EBE8D5; border-radius: 10px;"><style> .goodreadsGiveawayWidget { color: #555; font-family: georgia, serif; font-weight: normal; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;<br /> font-style: normal; background: white; }<br /> .goodreadsGiveawayWidget p { margin: 0 0 .5em !important; padding: 0; }<br /> .goodreadsGiveawayWidgetEnterLink {<br /> display: inline-block;<br /> color: #181818;<br /> background-color: #F6F6EE;<br /> border: 1px solid #9D8A78;<br /> border-radius: 3px;<br /> font-family: "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;<br /> font-weight: bold;<br /> text-decoration: none;<br /> outline: none;<br /> font-size: 13px;<br /> padding: 8px 12px;<br /> }<br /> .goodreadsGiveawayWidgetEnterLink:hover {<br /> color: #181818;<br /> background-color: #F7F2ED;<br /> border: 1px solid #AFAFAF;<br /> text-decoration: none;<br /> }<br /> </style> <h2 style="margin: 0 0 10px !important; padding: 0 !important; font-style: italic; font-size: 20px; line-height: 20px; font-weight: normal; text-align: center; color: #555;"><a href="http://www.goodreads.com" target="_new" rel="nofollow">Goodreads</a> Book Giveaway</h2> <div style="float: left;"><a href="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36428986" rel="nofollow"><img title="Dread by Shah Wharton" src="https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1508252942l/36428986.jpg" alt="Dread by Shah Wharton" width="100" /></a></div> <div style="margin: 0 0 0 110px !important; padding: 0 0 0 0 !important;"> <h3 style="margin: 0; padding: 0; font-size: 16px; line-height: 20px; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal;"><a href="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36428986" rel="nofollow">Dread</a></h3> <h4 style="margin: 0 0 10px; padding: 0; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal;">by <a style="text-decoration: none;" href="https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6558975.Shah_Wharton" rel="nofollow">Shah Wharton</a></h4> <div class="giveaway_details"> Giveaway ends November 27, 2017. See the <a style="text-decoration: none;" href="https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/260946" rel="nofollow">giveaway details</a> at Goodreads. </div> </div> <div style="clear: both;"></div> <a class="goodreadsGiveawayWidgetEnterLink" href="https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/enter_choose_address/260946" rel="nofollow">Enter Giveaway</a> </div> </div> <script src="https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/widget/260946" type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8"></script><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/shahwharton/~4/nT-v7MCDICk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://shahwharton.com/2017/10/giveaway/feed/ 4 36571 http://shahwharton.com/2017/10/giveaway/