Author Archives: Clayton

Born of Witches?

The question                                                              Seems that I’ve always had a preconceived notion … Continue reading

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My Top 10 to Read

Foreword Reading is good brain exercise, but reading is also a voyage; a movie that takes place in the theater of the mind and you are the director.  Like most, I prefer to go about my daily life with minimal mayhem … Continue reading

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Self-Publishing Help—Where to Find It

Finding an Agent—The Truth Like many authors, I wasted a lot of time and money searching for an agent to land me a publishing contract with a big name, traditional publisher. While my quest was far from successful, it did … Continue reading

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2 Obstacles Aspiring Writers Must Overcome

Intro There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.    ― W. Somerset Maugham Given this short insight from W. Somerset, it’s no wonder so many aspiring writers and novelist struggle. Sure, there … Continue reading

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The Craft

The Craft “We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.” —Ernest Hemingway Some are gifted, natural born writers. However, there are many more who desire to write, but have no natural understanding or talent … Continue reading

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What horror awaits?

The evolution of the horror novel From the beginning of time man has conjured up stories meant to produce fear in the minds of others. From the ancient civilization of Sumer arose the tale of the Ekimmu. While the Sumerians did not … Continue reading

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