Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Art of Story Structure

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If you’ve ever struggled with plotting out a novel or knowing what comes next during your writing process, you might want to check out the free video mini course that I’m offering over at www.artofstorystructure.com.  So far we’ve covered how we’re neurologically wired for story, the three key elements of every successful story, how to write a powerful premise and how to design a compelling conflict.  This week we’re going to talk about the structure that underlies every successful story and give you a story structure blueprint that you can use in your own work!

Stop by www.artofstorystructure.com and check it out!

 

Darkness Reigns Cover Art

A little something special for Leap Day…the cover art to the next Templar Chronicles novel.  (Art by Lou Harper)

Darkness Reigns 2016 Front Cover

Midian Unmade Nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Best Anthology

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I’m extremely pleased to note that Midian Unmade: Tales of Clive Barker’s Nightbreed, the horror anthology that I co-edited with Del Howison, has been nominated by the members of the Horror Writers Association (HWA) for the Bram Stoker Award.

This is my third time being nominated so let’s hope three’s the charm! (The first was for my debut novel Riverwatch and the second was for non-fiction for the blog I founded, Storytellersunplugged.)

Here’s the full list of those in my category:

Superior Achievement in an Anthology
Michael Bailey – The Library of the Dead (Written Backwards)
Ellen Datlow – The Doll Collection: Seventeen Brand-New Tales of Dolls (Tor Books)
Christopher Golden – Seize the Night (Gallery Books)
Nancy Kilpatrick and Caro Soles – nEvermore! (Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing)
Jonathan Maberry – The X-Files: Trust No One (IDW Publishing)
Joseph Nassise and Del Howison – Midian Unmade (Tor Books)