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5 More Of The Most Memorable Female Actresses In Horror Flicks

5 More Of The Most Memorable Female Actresses In Horror Flicks

Women play an integral part of most horror movies and some actresses have carved a niche for themselves in the annals of horror history. Following on from my original post here’s another five sirens from the horror scene; Linda BlairBorn Linda Denise Blair in 1959 this American actress is best known for her role of Regan in the 1973 movie The Exorcist. This hugely iconic movie still creeps out and scares the pants off new horror fans over 40 years later. Because…

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What is a Foreword, a Preface and an Introduction?

What is a Foreword, a Preface and an Introduction?

Many writers have heard of the terms Foreword, Preface and Introduction but some are unsure of the meaning of each and how they differ. It’s important for you to know the differences, particularly if you self-publish. Don’t worry, it’s not complex or difficult to understand and I’m going to keep it as simple as it needs to be. Foreword (Someone important endorses the book/author) The foreword is an introduction to the book and/or author by someone other than the author…

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Great Retro Reads – Horror Books By Pan

Great Retro Reads – Horror Books By Pan

Growing up in the 1970s and ’80s, a series of books featuring collections of short horror stories fed my hunger for interesting horror stories at an affordable price, that series of books was the ‘Pan Book of Horror Stories.’ This was a series of paperbacks first published in 1959 and ran until the final volume, volume 30, saw the end of the series in 1989. The thing that first attracted me to the books was the lurid cover design that…

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15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy

15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy

Being happy doesn’t mean attaining new possessions. Here’s fifteen things you should give up to be happy. 1) Your need to always be right. 2) Your need to be in control. 3) Give up on Blame. 4) Your self-defeating self-talk. 5) Your limiting beliefs. 6) Complaining. 7) The luxury of criticism. 8) Your need to impress others. 9) Your resistance to change. 10) Give up labels. 11) Give up on your fears. 12) Give up in your excuses. 13) Give…

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5 Horror Books To Read This Christmas

5 Horror Books To Read This Christmas

“‘Tis the season to be jolly!” – That’s all well and good but what about if you fancy some festive horror for the long, cold and dark winter evenings? If you want some ideas for books to read around this time of year here’s a quick list of five to get you started. Look the door, turn down the lights and pour your favourite seasonal tipple – you could be reading the perfect Christmas horror story very soon. 1) Hogfather…

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10 to Zen

10 to Zen

We’re all looking for the path to peace and happiness. Here’s 10 steps that will help you find the right path. 1) Let go of complaining. 2) Let go of competing. 3) Let go of judgements. 4) Let go of anger. 5) Let go of  regrets. 6) Let go of worrying. 7) Let go of blame. 8) Let go of guilt. 9) Let go of fear. 10) Have a proper belly laugh at least once every day (especially if it’s…

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50 Inspirational Book Related Quotes

50 Inspirational Book Related Quotes

I simply love books! There I said it. Even since I was  a child I loved everything about books, I adored things only a bibliophile will understand. I loved the smell of books whether the inky paper smell of new books or the earthy dusty smell of old books. I even loved the sounds books make. The pleasing sound when you first crack the spine of a new book or the soft ‘clunk’ sound when you close a book, I…

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A simple Trick To Selling More Books

A simple Trick To Selling More Books

If you aren’t content to write only one book you might like a simple tip to selling more books each time you write them. This tip works well for both fiction and non-fiction but in this article I will concentrate on non-fiction writing so pay careful attention no matter what your genre. Here’s the simple tip: WRITE A SERIES. You’ll find many successful authors through the years have created a series of books using the same leading character and/or location;…

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As Much Reading As You Can Handle – FREE!

As Much Reading As You Can Handle – FREE!

If you love books, whether they are fiction or non-fiction, it can become a rather expensive hobby for avid readers such as myself. You can of course visit your local library (if the library near you hasn’t been closed down) but if you want to read books and keep those you really enjoy that’s when it becomes costly. Fear not dear reader for I have discovered a huge free source of ebooks for your enjoyment. Visit Free-eBooks.net (https://www.free-ebooks.net/) and discover…

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Free Online eBook Resource – Project Gutenberg

Free Online eBook Resource – Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg offers over 56,000 free eBooks: Choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. You will find the world’s great literature here, especially older works for which copyright has expired. Project Gutenberg digitises and diligently proofreads them with the help of thousands of volunteers. No fee or registration is required. If you find Project Gutenberg useful, please consider a small donation, to help Project Gutenberg digitise more books, maintain our online presence, and improve…

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