#NGHW TOP Seven 300-word Stories

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TOP 7 / 300-WORD STORIES featured on #138 1: LARVAE by Sumiko SaulsonLARVAE – A sliver of sunlight pierced the stagnant air of the subbasement, illuminating claw marks in the mossy walls. Under the stream of light I observed bloodstains at the base of my torn nailbed. I winced. The iron-rich…

#NGHW News

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Hello addicts! I tell you what, I thought I was excited before but now, that I have seen what our fearsome 15 are capable of, I am just about imploding with dark delight. The stories we experienced this week were the words that won our 15 a spot in this…

#NGHW TOP Fifteen 100-word Stories

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TOP 15 / 100-WORD STORIES Last Days of Sunlight by Feind Gottes Her heart began to pound in her chest as though it would burst at any moment. The steel bands of anxiety tightened threatening to suffocate her. The last beams of light were coming through the window now, ushering…

How to sell 1 million books on Kindle

Hello beautiful people of the void! Today, I’m gonna tell you the secret to selling 1 million books on Kindle. Are you ready? Here it comes! It’s a big fucking secret that I totally shouldn’t be telling you… First, you have to write a book called “How to sell 1 million books on Kindle.” Then,…

Between Lost & Found – Chapter 8

The girl bathed in the stream nearby her little home. The water was fresh and cool on her skin. For a while she simply stood there, feeling the stream as it ran past, caressing her little, naked body. She tried to scrub her body – face, hair, fingers, nails, toes – to get them sparkling…

Dreams, Nightmares and dream logic: can writers use them?

We have all had those moments: We wake from some kick arse dream and say to ourselves “Self, that kick arse dream would make a kick arse book.” So, we write that shit down on anything we can find on our bedside table. In the morning, sometime in the waking moments after coffee number 3 we remember said kick arse dream. But what was it about? Fuck, you genius! You wrote that down! So you go back to bed and find the written down stroke genius you can thank your subconscious for and … what is this? “IV drip. Morphine. House fire. Peter Quill. Hokey Pokey ice cream.” WTF brain! You used to be cool!

#NGHW NEWS: INTERVIEW WITH CONTESTANT: Cat Voleur

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Get to know the contestants of the Next Great Horror Writer Contest! What do you love about horror? I love nearly everything about horror, but I think a lot of what it comes down to is the characters. As a genre, it explores the best and worst of humanity. I…

National Puppy Day! (Godsgrave & the importance of pets)

Hello void that is the internet! I’m gonna keep this light hearted today.    Firstly, I just wanna say how excited I am for the cover reveal of Jay Kristoff‘s next book, the sequel to Nevernight. GODSGRAVE! Now, I own the Nevernight with the raven cover art(featured to the right), which I was kinda hoping…

Between Lost & Found – Chapter 7

The girl ran through the woods. She jumped over fallen trees and ducked under low hanging limbs. She heard the thundering footsteps behind her and tried to pick up the pace. One of the dogs ran past her and the rest followed. The pack had grown but were still clumsy with their big paws and…

Being a creative mum

If you’re anything like me, then you are the sort of artist that works on a whim. You wake up to a sunny day, not too hot not too cold, and you think to yourself ‘I’m gonna paint outside today.’ Or perhaps it is rainy and you decide that you want to sit next to a…