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‘doG liveD’, audio excerpt by Troll Dahl

When I was first contacted by Helen Lloyd to audition for the short story ‘doG liveD’ written by Troll Dahl I was over the moon for three reasons. First, I was honoured to be asked to participate in anything with Helen Lloyd (who I’m in slight awe of). Second, I’ve been wanting to narrate a truly scary story since

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‘The Retribution Of Elsie Buckle’, audio excerpt by Lucy V Hay

When London Screenwriters Festival launched the search for fifty horror stories for its Twisted50, Volume 1, I thought – since I wasn’t heading up the initiative – I might as well enter. At the time, though I’d published two books about writing, plus a couple of novels, I hadn’t actually published any short prose. It

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Audiobook, the mastering process begins

Helen Lloyd has just uploaded the final reading for Twisted50 and the final mastering has begun. How exciting. Viktoria made a video blog of the process which you can watch below…   Chris Jones www.Twisted50.com Want to get a little bit more Twisted? Here’s some related posts… Twisted 50 Audiobook Secret Diary… Entry Two, by Helen Lloyd…

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Will You Be As Bewitched As SV Macdonald Is with ‘Witches’?

I love audiobooks, but the thrill of hearing my own work read out so perfectly by Penny Scot Andrews was almost indescribable. As I opened the file, the wind was whistling around my house, and I was alone at my desk as clouds gathered and it began to get dark… The introductory music set the

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‘Fingers’ by J.M Hewitt, narrated by Dawn Murphy

Though I’m a heavy reader, I had not yet had the experience of listening to a book. Once upon a time I didn’t know the pleasure of a Kindle, but as time and technology moved on, I now wouldn’t be without it. So it was with excitement that I first listened to my story being

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My Little Shopping of Horrors by Maggie Innes

TO DO – discuss origins of my Twisted Little Sister story, SHOPPING, for the Create50 blog. (NB Make it interesting)  ***  OR AT LEAST TRY!!! *** SHOPPING INGREDIENTS (a) – from life I once saw CCTV footage of a guy who had murdered his teenage sister – he and his girlfriend were shopping in B&Q

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Success lies at the crossroads between experience and opportunity

If success lies at the crossroads between experience and opportunity, then the simple act of creative collaboration is by far the best strategy to increase your experience and opportunities. When we create, be it writing, making movies, marketing our stuff, we more often than not work in partnership with others, sometimes even a bigger team.

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Twisted50 Audiobook Secret Diary… Entry Four, by Helen Lloyd

I love making audiobooks … not only the reading, but also the editing and pulling everything together. When I was a television producer (I used to produce factual programmes for ITV in the Midlands many years ago) when working with an editor, I tended not to watch the pictures … because I knew that if

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