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You may have heard that we are making an Audiobook of Twisted50 volume 1, aided and abetted by ace producer Helen Lloyd. We asked all the authors in the book to make a small contribution to help pay for this and we will be selling both physical and downloadable copies too. You can pre-order yours
Every writer suffers rejection and most have ways of coping with the pain which always feels personal. There was a time when the support of a literary agent was not critical to a writer’s career but when the Internet opened up the world, agents, producers, TV networks shut their doors to all but represented writers.
I received an email recently asking to submit a blog about my twisted journey, and I just thought “Wow, they want me to write a blog. What’s a blog?” So a quick internet search followed by a flick through on what the other “Twisted” writers had written led me to create what I think is
At some point, every writer will likely be asked, “Where do you come up with your ideas?” Well, for most of us, I believe, the ideas come from straight from our inner-selves: not from our heads so much as from our hearts and our memories. When a writer sets out to write a story, he
Twisted50 volume 1 will have an audiobook. How cool is that! You can pre-order your copy now (and please do as we need to sell 50 copies to cover the cost of making it). You can pre order a digital download OR a disk version. Heading it up is experienced Audiobook producer and seasoned voice
Thinking of deleting or shredding all those wasted competition entries which are clogging up your hard drive or files? Think again! In early 2015 I entered a NYC Midnight Screenwriting Challenge. We were assigned a three ran-dom aspects, which had to be included in our story, and were given a time limit to complete the
Twisted’s Evil Little Sister Topples Stephen King AND Clive Barker to Number 1 Spot in 3 hours! We launched Twisted’s Evil Little Sister today and within one hour, we had knocked both Stephen King and Clive Barker from their number one and two slots respectively. Such GREAT news for everyone involved in both Crate50 and
In the heat of the revolution, not only the Royals lost their heads. Many people who were seen as part of the ‘establishment’ were also despatched by the guillotine. One of these unfortunates was a doctor. A very dedicated doctor as it transpired. A guard was assigned to accompany the condemned man to his fate.
I’m not a horror writer. Sure, sometimes my writing is horrific, but usually not on purpose. I normally write sitcom pilots, but I had enjoyed writing for the screen side of Create50, and wanted to be part of the prose platform as well. But if I were to write convincing horror, I couldn’t fake my
As writers new to the scene, were are forever being told, ‘show don’t tell’, ‘easy on the adverbs’, and ‘write what you know’. It’s this last nugget of advice that provided the springboard for my Twisted 50 story, True Fear. When it comes to horror, which I had never written before, what I knew about
Everyone has a novel in them, it’s said. Well, thanks to Twisted50v2, I have become sure most of us harbour a potential short story. When the invitation came to write mine, I thought “Can’t do that, I’m a guy who presents other peoples’ stuff” (I’m a voice actor) and then seconds later “hang on…the genre
Huh. I just realized that all the stories I’ve written thus far for the Twisted series, despite having different story lines, different characters, and different “voices”, share a common theme: the horrifying consequences of a person blindly fulfilling their needs at the expense of others. The reasons “why” vary, too. In one of these stories,