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Geoff Habiger is an author and reviewer who supports other authors in the indie community. Thanks for a great review! Fantasy is probably the most broadly encompassing genre in fiction because you can create so many unique stories in a limitless number of settings. Mix that with the Western genre,…
Once Upon a Time in the Wyrd West is getting some press! It was featured recently on the Indie Connection, which is a segment in GoIndieNow! that suggests similar indie titles to popular mainstream books! Thanks, Fiction-Atlas Press!
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A hybrid writer is calling for submissions for Gunsmoke & Dragonfire: A Fantasy Western Anthology. Submissions open immediately. This is a collaborative project in which each contributor (writer, editor, etc.) will receive one share of profits, if any. Contributors are encouraged to make best use of their collective resources for marketing (social media, blog, YouTube […]
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The Dark Tower by Stephen King My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for the 12 Awards in 12 Months Challenge, the Apocalypse Now! Reading Challenge, the High Fantasy Reading Challenge, and the Read the Sequel Reading Challenge. This novel won the Derleth Award in 2005. The conclusion of the Dark Tower series is probably […]
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Wizard and Glass by Stephen King My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for the Second Best Reading Challenge, the Apocalypse Now! Reading Challenge, the Author! Author! Reading Challenge, the High Fantasy Reading Challenge, the Need to Reread Challenge,, and the Read the Sequel Challenge. This novel was nominated for the Locus Award, which qualifies […]
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I enjoy dark stories. I like reading about characters that struggle, worlds on the brink of destruction and in need of saving, words that go into the deep, little-seen parts of the soul. I like writing them, too.
And that’s why I’m so disturbed by what darkness in fiction has turned into. It seems like each year the books get darker and darker, and each year they become more and more abused by authors who don’t seem to understand (or care about) the ramifications of their words.
As a writer and lover of stories with a dark side, I’d like to point out what makes a dark story good with the hopes that we can get away from the current “Darkness without meaning” trend that’s running around like a rabid dog (*cough* or a certain DC director who thought it would be a good idea to turn a certain character into a murderer *cough* *cough*). So here it is: 7 tips for writing a dark story that’s not just a black hole of death and depression and strangled puppies.
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