http://shahwharton.com Dark Fiction Author Sat, 20 Apr 2019 16:41:03 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 https://i1.wp.com/shahwharton.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Shah-Wharton-Blog-image.png?fit=32%2C32 http://shahwharton.com 32 32 36076903 Wishing For Better Beginnings & Endings #IWSG #AmWriting http://shahwharton.com/2019/04/wishing-for-beginnings-endings/ http://shahwharton.com/2019/04/wishing-for-beginnings-endings/#comments Wed, 03 Apr 2019 03:20:15 +0000 http://shahwharton.com/?p=44709 If you're a newbie self-publisher or just want to brush up on the stages or want some up to date linkage to help you along the path, read on. Today's question: If you could use a wish to help you write just ONE scene/chapter of your book, which one would it be? (examples: fight scene / first kiss scene / death scene / chase scene / first chapter / middle chapter / end chapter, etc.)

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Some fave #horror & #darkfiction articles from this week. http://shahwharton.com/2019/03/some-fave-horror-darkfiction-articles-from-this-week/ http://shahwharton.com/2019/03/some-fave-horror-darkfiction-articles-from-this-week/#comments Thu, 07 Mar 2019 14:09:55 +0000 http://shahwharton.com/?p=42269 A few fave #horror & #darkfiction articles from this week, including gamer news and movie previews.

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Wow. This blog made the list for Top 50 Blogs for Writers! (And other news). http://shahwharton.com/2019/02/top-50-blogs-for-writers/ http://shahwharton.com/2019/02/top-50-blogs-for-writers/#comments Mon, 18 Feb 2019 16:02:02 +0000 http://shahwharton.com/?p=42174 Please join me for some exciting news!

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Interview with Lucy A. Snyder, author of ‘Garden of Eldritch Delights’ from Raw Screaming Dog Press. http://shahwharton.com/2018/10/interview-with-lucy-a-snyder-author-of-garden-of-eldritch-delights-from-raw-screaming-dog-press/ http://shahwharton.com/2018/10/interview-with-lucy-a-snyder-author-of-garden-of-eldritch-delights-from-raw-screaming-dog-press/#comments Wed, 24 Oct 2018 11:53:39 +0000 http://shahwharton.com/?p=41515 Today, I bring to you the very talented author of dark fiction, Lucy A. Snyder, who has allowed me to probe her brain. Join us.

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#AuthorToolboxBlogHop: Narrative Voice, Authorial Voice & POV (and the differences between them). http://shahwharton.com/2018/03/authortoolboxbloghop-narrative-voice-authorial-voice-pov-and-the-differences-between-them/ http://shahwharton.com/2018/03/authortoolboxbloghop-narrative-voice-authorial-voice-pov-and-the-differences-between-them/#comments Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:56:33 +0000 http://shahwharton.com/?p=37470 [su_box title="About the book" style="bubbles" box_color="#ffffff" title_color="#100f0f" radius="5"]The #AuthorToolboxBlogHop is a monthly event on the topic of resources and learning for authors.  It's great to be part of this blog hop, where I hope to impart lessons I have learned from my writing experience and from the MA Creative Writing I'm currently studying. Above all, I'm excited to learn from all of your vast and varied experiences. :)[/su_box] Let's unpack the definition of 'voice' and consider the differences. Voice is KING! There are many types of Voice, but here are the two important types: Narrative voice and Authorial voice.

 

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March 2018: Self-Publishing Tips & Links #IWSG: #AmWriting http://shahwharton.com/2018/03/march-2018-self-publishing-tips-links-iwsg-amwriting/ http://shahwharton.com/2018/03/march-2018-self-publishing-tips-links-iwsg-amwriting/#comments Wed, 07 Mar 2018 00:47:08 +0000 http://shahwharton.com/?p=36934

If you're a newbie self-publisher or just want to brush up on the stages or want some up to date linkage to help you along the path, read on...
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The Carbynarah Chronicles, Book 1 #EpicFantasy #FantasyFiction http://shahwharton.com/2018/02/the-carbynarah-chronicles-book-1-epicfantasy-fantasyfiction/ http://shahwharton.com/2018/02/the-carbynarah-chronicles-book-1-epicfantasy-fantasyfiction/#comments Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:46:07 +0000 http://shahwharton.com/?p=36909 ]]> http://shahwharton.com/2018/02/the-carbynarah-chronicles-book-1-epicfantasy-fantasyfiction/feed/ 2 36909 ‘Creating a Killer’ Twist by @DWGillespie #Horror #Paranormal #MindControl @Sirens_Call http://shahwharton.com/2018/01/creating-a-killer-twist-by-dwgillespie-horror-paranormal-mindcontrol-sirens_call/ http://shahwharton.com/2018/01/creating-a-killer-twist-by-dwgillespie-horror-paranormal-mindcontrol-sirens_call/#comments Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:44:24 +0000 http://shahwharton.com/?p=36825 ]]> http://shahwharton.com/2018/01/creating-a-killer-twist-by-dwgillespie-horror-paranormal-mindcontrol-sirens_call/feed/ 7 36825 #AuthorToolboxBlogHop: Avoid wobbly settings #horror #amwriting http://shahwharton.com/2018/01/authortoolboxbloghop-avoid-wobbly-settings-horror-amwriting/ http://shahwharton.com/2018/01/authortoolboxbloghop-avoid-wobbly-settings-horror-amwriting/#comments Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:32:11 +0000 http://shahwharton.com/?p=36808 [su_box title="About the book" style="bubbles" box_color="#ffffff" title_color="#100f0f" radius="5"]The #AuthorToolboxBlogHop is a monthly event on the topic of resources and learning for authors.  It's great to be part of this blog hop, where I hope to impart lessons I have learned over the past five or so years of working as a ghostwriter and writing my own, usually dark fiction. I'm also learning so much from the MA Creative Writing I'm currently studying, so I will be keen to share tips from the classroom, covering Creative Non-fiction (CNF), 21st Century Poetry, Fiction, and Reading into Writing. Above all, I'm excited to learn from all of your vast and varied experiences. :)[/su_box] Today, I'm discussing how to avoid inconsistencies in your settings and in the monsters who inhabit them.Today, I'm discussing how to avoid inconsistencies in your settings and in the monsters who inhabit them.

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Dec 2017 #IWSG: Closing Another Year of #AmWriting http://shahwharton.com/2017/12/dec-2017-iwsg-closing-another-year-of-amwriting/ http://shahwharton.com/2017/12/dec-2017-iwsg-closing-another-year-of-amwriting/#comments Wed, 06 Dec 2017 03:25:50 +0000 http://shahwharton.com/?p=36734

December 6 question - As you look back on 2017, with all its successes/failures, if you could backtrack, what would you do differently?
My Masters in Creative Writing will end next year so I'll concentrate on my student experiences, including the rise and fall, the good and bad.
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