Hello my little slightly burnt quorn sausages which turn out OK once the surface has been scraped a bit. I trust you are well?
I made a little video of tips and advice that I’ve gathered from other sources as well as what works for me, so any writers out there will hopefully find this useful.
P.S. the T Shirt is by Betty Rocksteady, whose novella was published by Eraserhead Press the same time as mine.
Merry October and a happy birthday to me! That’s right, my birthday is during the best month of the year. I’m…21 today (shhh).
For The October Frights Halloween Blog Hop I’m going to share some free fiction with you, thoughtfully using tea party props. Oh, how I suffered eating all that cake and drinking all that tea, but I got through it.
Please check out what the other authors are doing by clicking the button at the bottom of the post, there’ll be more free fiction, giveaways, and plenty more.
The story is called How To Host A Dinner Party Without Awakening The Dark Ones.
Visit here for more horror/weird short stories
If paranormal/horror/gothic erotica is your thing visit here
And there’s my youtube channel for more free story videos
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I’m sure we all know of the ancient, time-honoured tradition of creepypasta, scary internet stories passed from post to post and now youtube channel to youtube channel. Some of them are downright horrifying, tapping into a dark part of the imagination perhaps more sophisticated stories no longer reach. Some are getting pretty darn sophisticated themselves, with the website Creepypasta now looking more like a horror story site with author’s names attached. Some, however, aren’t, and youtuber Rob Dyke has a new channel reading the worst. By the way check out his other channel, Seriously Strange, it’s very good.
When you send a story into creepypasta.com you can tick a box which sends your story to crappypasta.com if it falls short in some way. Some just need polishing, some need major overhauls and some are just…well, you’ll see.
Disclaimer: I’m sure more than a few of these are written by kids. However, it’s still funny because God knows I’ve written some stinkers in my time and that’s just as a grown up. The tick was checked by the writer to send it to crappypasta so that’s where they went, and we all learn from our mistakes. May they continue writing and improving and, who knows, one of them might become a famous author.
Evil Come (no, not that kind)
Glass Eyed Monster
The Unknown Hunter
Doll To Hell… (his cat features heavily in this one, which makes it worthwhile)
You Will Not Escape
The Real Origin of Jeff the Killer
The True Origin of Eyeless Jack
Jeff the Killer Has A Wife?! (This one reeks of hormones bless her cottons)
We’re getting too many good stories that are over a hundred and under three hundred, so that’ll be the new length we read on the podcast.
The rest stays the same, send us an odd or scary story along with a website/other contact I can read aloud, however nothing over three hundred as no-one wants to hear me droning on for hours. OK…now!
Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Podcast link: bizartpodcast.wordpress.com
We need your brains. We need to open up the hard outer shell to get to the soft goo inside. We would like odd, weird or scary stories, or perhaps all three, 100 words or less for our podcast. Send the story along with a website or alternative preferred method of online contact for you which I can read out loud with my lips.
Have a listen of the podcast, which weirdly doesn’t feature any stories yet, and send them to email@example.com
Bizart: The Odd, The Art And The Rest
Hello! Here’s a little video I made for Halloween, just a story I wrote with some local footage I filmed. Enjoy!
This blog post made me chuckle, thought I’d share it with you. Taken from the “ragged notebook of an unidentified LA reporter…”
On my travels today I stumbled upon (OK, someone uploaded to twitter) this helpful and amusing post on book outlining.
Go here, read, come on, what are you waiting for? Oh, you’re still here. Yes, that’s it, that door there. Phew, I know, now they’re gone we can say whatever we want about – oh hi! You’re still here. Er, no, we weren’t talking about anything…
Upon my search today for a home for one of my stories I happened upon this article. If you write fantasy, magic realism, urban fantasy or any other variation this should be rather useful, have a look.