First Draft Syndrome: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatments

Here's something all writers are familiar with. Other artists too, now that I think of it. When you look at the title, what do you think? First Draft Syndrome (FDS) is now an official medical diagnosis, because I say it is! Reading an affected First Draft can cause the following symptoms: In the writer Feelings … Continue reading First Draft Syndrome: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatments

The Unknown, or: Why Mystery is the Horror Novelist’s Best Friend

  Now, I'm not a horror writer. Well, not just a horror writer. I'm more of a sci-fi/fantasy/ mystery/horror/supernatural writer, at least at the moment. But I've noticed something really interesting, in my 18 years of being a horror movie nerd. Zombies are cool, but they get old after a while. The tried-and-true demonic possession story … Continue reading The Unknown, or: Why Mystery is the Horror Novelist’s Best Friend