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The Cracks in the Statue: The story behind the ghost stories

Writing ghost stories has always been a deeply personal experience for me, but probably not in the way you expect: I don’t believe in ghosts, none of the things in these stories I write have happened to me; they’re works of fiction. But something in the writing of them scares me quite a lot. Like with the last collection, I …

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Creative Writing Advice Everyone Needs

If I could go back in time and tell myself one thing about writing fiction that might make it easier; it would be this. But I can’t, so I want readers to know the secret that they won’t tell you in writing school… Of course, you’re supposed to figure this out for yourself, but read on if you could use …