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When Horror Movies Affected The Psyche of Society

When Horror Movies Affected The Psyche of Society

A good movie can entertain and stay with you for a while. A great movie/movie scene can change the way you and the rest of society think forever. Here are a few examples of when that happened:- Swimming in the sea/Sharks – Jaws (1975) Ever since the release of the movie Jaws many swimmers have entered the water and immediately heard the dreaded music that heralded the approach of the shark in the Spielberg classic, half expecting an ominous shadow…

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5 Dean Koontz Books Not To Miss

5 Dean Koontz Books Not To Miss

Here I present my favourite five books from Dean Koontz. As always, these are my personal choices made from books I have personally read and enjoyed: I know not everyone will agree with my choices but that’s what makes reading books such a personal experience. “Dean Koontz is an American author. His novels are broadly described as suspense thrillers, but also frequently incorporate elements of horror, fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and satire.Many of his books have appeared on The New…

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5 Reasons People Love Reading Horror Stories

5 Reasons People Love Reading Horror Stories

Ever since man sat around the campfire tucking into roast Mammoth burgers we’ve shared frightening tales of terror and dread for the enjoyment of our peers. So why is it that humans feel the need to hear tales that may unsettle, repulse and revolt? The reasons may be many but here’s a list of five big reasons I can think of:- 1 – Survival. Like most forms of horror such as stories, video games and movies, the human animal feels…

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The Typo Goblin

The Typo Goblin

I am the Typo Goblin, my heart is made of flint, My role in life is simply this: to keep you out of print. I sneak into your manuscript and do my fiendish work, Adding errors guaranteed to make you look a berk. And then I cast the ‘Careless’ spell: you say, ‘Ah, what the heck!’ And pop your script into the post without that final check. At length some hapless editor receives your golden wit, And after reading fifty…

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Tips For Successful Early Morning Writing

Tips For Successful Early Morning Writing

As you may or not be aware, I’m a fan of writing at various times of the day but one of my favourite times to write is very early in the morning, This means that you can sometimes see me typing merrily at times as early as 4 or 5 o’clock in the morning while the rest of Britain sleeps soundly in their beds. To get as much out of my pre-dawn writing sessions as possible I ensure I prepare…

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Great Retro Reads 2 – The Beaver Book of Horror

Great Retro Reads 2 – The Beaver Book of Horror

When I was about 10 years old in 1977 Her Majesty the Queen was celebrating her Silver Jubilee on the throne of England and a book entered my life and changed it forever; it introduced me to the world of horror, the paranormal and horror story telling. That book was The Beaver book of horror by Daniel Farson. In the mid to late 1970’s I was a member of a book club at school which I believe was the Scholastic…

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Improve Your Well-Being: Buckets, Drains & Radiators

Improve Your Well-Being: Buckets, Drains & Radiators

Many people in search of happiness fail to realise that the people we surround ourselves with in life have a huge bearing on our lives and on our perspective on the world and life in general. Today I hope to share with you a very effective method I use to make every single day as positive as possible. Pick up your own bucket.Each day I awake and I imagine the new day brings with it a big shiny bucket filled…

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What Stops You Writing Your First Book?

What Stops You Writing Your First Book?

So you’re yearning to write a book but still haven’t done it. WHY NOT? Almost every would-be writer finds reasons why they can’t write their book rather than actually getting on with it. There is a brave minority who simply throw caution to the wind and get on with it regardless of their fears. It’s the brave minority who actually produce their books and can truly call themselves a writer. What are common reasons people never write their book? I’m…

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6 Amazing Stephen King Books I Recommend

6 Amazing Stephen King Books I Recommend

As one of the world’s most widely known horror writers, Stephen King needs little introduction. Any horror reader will no doubt turn to one of his books early in their reading career. Many Stephen King novels have been turned into screenplays and movies with varying degrees of success. I would say, even if you’re not the fan of a particular movie it may well be worth giving the original book a try. I haven’t gone into any kind of review…

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5 Subjects for Horror Stories That Will Always Sell

5 Subjects for Horror Stories That Will Always Sell

Fashions come and go but there are certain subjects that will almost guarantee stories will be read and hopefully this means they will also be purchased to reward writers for all their hard work. ZombiesYes, this may seem like the fashion ‘de jour’ but zombies have always been a wealthy vein for horror writers. People love to imagine the world overrun by the zombie holocaust. TV shows like The Walking Dead help fuel the demand for a good zombie story…

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