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Why I don’t check my Ebook sales

It’s a question I get asked all the time. “How many have you sold?” or some variation, both positive and negative. The answer invariably stays the same: I don’t know. What I do know is that in the first month, ‘The Men in the Snow’ sold 126 copies. Or was it 123? It doesn’t matter right now, it sold what …

The Anatomy of a Ghost Story

Classic ghost stories are as old as literature itself. Ghosts are present even in ancient epics like ‘The Odyssey’. The only thing that has changed about them is how they’re told. From oral tradition to modern multimedia, these tales of woe have sewn conscious or unconscious terror in our minds throughout history. Why are Ghost Stories so scary? The answer …

What is a Creative Writing Reflective Essay?

What a Reflective Essay is and how to write one   Below you can find a reconstruction of the reflective essay I wrote about my own Creative Writing Master’s Dissertation. At the time, I can remember thinking and furiously Googling “What is a creative writing reflective essay and how do I write one?” Hopefully, I can answer this question for …

Why do Writers drink?

Why do writers drink? It is well known that many writers – established or not, and regardless of gender, genre, or age – drink. Why is that? This essay will investigate the use of intoxicants to both enhance and dull the cognitive functions of writers and their many, many demons.   It isn’t just fiction or non-fiction writers who drink …

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The Female Spectre in Literature

The Female Spectre in Literature A Critical Essay by The Ghost Story Writer “When a woman is full of resentment, she will bring frost in June.”[1] The above statement is a phrase used to describe the motivations of female characters or ghosts in various horror or gothic films, usually Korean ghost stories. However, it can be said to be true …