Favourite quote: ‘They may take our lives... but they'll never take our freedom’ - Braveheart
I've been a journalist, horoscope writer, book reviewer, short fiction writer (magazines) and currently focusing on radio and TV Drama while also teaching creative
writing. An absolute pleasure to join this Create:50 community. Wishing everyone the very best of luck.
TO DO – discuss origins of my Twisted Little Sister story, SHOPPING, for the Create50 blog.
(NB Make it interesting) *** OR AT LEAST TRY!!! ***
SHOPPING INGREDIENTS (a) – from life
To me, ultimate horror is good people being driven to do bad things, and it’s vital that readers relate to characters and care about them. Stephen King is a master at managing the “How did THAT happen?” moment.
But when I saw the Create 50 “Can you write a horror story in a weekend?” message it was the reference to Pan Books of Horror Stories that first got me by the throat and wouldn’t let go. I devoured those as a teenager and some of the storylines have haunted me to this day.
Yet I’d never considered writing horror myself, till that moment.