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The light at the end of the tunnel by Mark Walker

“Where do you get your ideas from?” The question all writers get asked at some point in their careers, isn’t it? Well, it’s not a question I have been asked quite yet, but then I haven’t done anything to garner that much interest for someone to ask the question. But I’m going to answer the

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Watch the Twisted50 Volume Two Trailer… if you dare!

Ahead of the book launch and awards, we are releasing the trailer to whet your appetite for your second sitting at the table of contemporary horror. Prepare for a forbidden feast of fifty courses… A slice of terror, grilled to perfection. Ripened dread, stewed in a sensual broth of dark delights. Followed by succulent wonder,

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A Proud Future for Horror Anthologies? by Christopher Stanley

These are glory days for horror fans. The success of films like It, A Quiet Place and Hereditary have reinvigorated the genre. TV shows like Stranger Things, and adaptations of some of horror’s most treasured brands, including Bates Motel (Psycho), The Exorcist and The Haunting of Hill House, are perhaps evidence of a growing appetite

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Writing Murmation and facing my own demons by Les Grice

From where I sat he looked seven foot tall and with his barrel-chest, his slicked-back black- greying hair and moustache, his heavy-framed glasses, ruddy complexion, crisp shirt and grey suit, he looked every inch like an ex-Sgt. Major who had seen more in war than he would ever want to tell a class of thirty

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Death Therapy… by Juliet Sneed

None of my stories (well, almost none of them) start out the way they are supposed to. I suppose this is normal, but it drives me nuts. I have an especially bad case of it, you see. The Azrael  started out as a semi-comedic little nightmare about a therapist whose client brings a corpse to

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We have a new cover for Twisted 50 volume Two

We have completed the cover for Twisted 50 volume two now and we are now working on the jacket sleeve for the book. Exciting times! Chris Jones www.Twisted50.com Want to get a little bit more Twisted? Here’s some related posts… Listen to the fabulous Steph Wessell on last nights BBC Radio Bristol Twisted 50 Audiobook

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Watch the Twisted50 vol 2 Teaser Trailer

We are getting close and thought we would give you a taste of the dark meal that awaits the bravest of readers… 50 Authors… 50 Nightmares… Twisted50 volume 2. Mistress Twisted Want to get a little bit more Twisted? Here’s some related posts… Listen to the fabulous Steph Wessell on last nights BBC Radio Bristol

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Should I enter Twisted50 Vol2? By Hillier Townsend

Of course I went back for Round 2 of Create50’s Twisted competition. Who wouldn’t, after the having such an unexpectedly positive experience with Round 1 (Twisted50 Vol1 and Twisted’ Evil Little Sister)? Comradship, insightful feedback, and the many little horrors from other writers to read (preferably alone, in the dark, with the possibility of unnamed

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The Horror of Writing Horror by Andrew Perry

When it comes to books and films, I avoid anything scary. I ‘watched’ The Woman in Black with my eyes closed.  I will never watch one of the greatest films ever made, The Exorcist (even writing the words gives me the heebie-jeebies). I won’t even venture into the horror section in a bookshop, lest I

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The Darkest Side of Twisted50 by Robbie Mori

I was never one for a happy ending, I cried as a child when Jaws was killed, I was never on the side of the angels. Horror is all I ever wanted to write, but for years I felt I had to conform to what was getting published out there. Until the dark characters’ voices

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A Twisted Catalyst For Success? by Richie Brown

The announcement of the 50 stories to be included in Twisted 50 Volume 2 pleased at least fifty people, but probably disappointed (in one degree or another) considerably more. That’s natural, no matter how pleased you might be for some or all of the writers to be included, but what now? Well, whether it made

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