It’s Women in Horror Month! And while every month is Women in Horror Month for me, I thought it would be a good opportunity to highlight the amazing female horror writers in Australia.[Read more…] about 40+ free horror stories by Australian women
The sea has long been a place for the best horror stories; what could be more terrifying than the depths of the ocean? The void, the emptiness, the possibility of drowning, not to mention all those inexplicable creatures that lurk within its depths. Edgar Allan Poe wrote an unfinished story called The Light-House, and who could forget all those classic Peter Benchley novels, The Deep and Jaws?
The Lighthouse, the new film by Robert Eggers, plumbs these depths with some distinct Lovecraftian vibes.[Read more…] about The Lighthouse review: Two men and a tentacle (to say nothing of the seagulls)
So you want to write your first novel, eh?[Read more…] about How to face the fear and write your first novel
How do you keep track of your creative writing ideas? I’m sure you’ve seen those beautiful bullet journals on Instagram with perfectly scripted writing and matching illustrations. 😍
There’s an expectation when we write creatively that our note-taking process has to be perfect as well. I don’t know about you, but that pesky perfectionism destroys my creativity and sucks my time.[Read more…] about Why every writer needs a dump book
“You read how many books a year?!” is usually the response when I tell people I read 52 books a year. Some years it’s more, some years it’s less, but I always aim to read a book a week, every year.[Read more…] about How to read 52 books a year
For the past five years I’ve compiled a list of the best books I’ve read each year. This is the loosest best books list you’ll find on the internet… The only criteria is that I read it in 2019. Many of these books were published outside the year, but I enjoyed them so I’m sharing them here.[Read more…] about The Best Books I Read in 2019