To anyone interested in supernatural fiction, the work of Welsh master Arthur Machen (1863-1947) is a fundamental starting point.
In 2008, Stephen King called Machen's "The Great God Pan (included here) "Maybe the best [horror story] in the English language in an interview.
And H.P. Lovecraft wrote: "Of living creators of cosmic fear raised to its most artistic pitch, few if any... [click here for more]
Here are eight wonderful stories and two evocative poems for cat-people of all ages, including "The Hemingway Kittens," "Cat in the Box," "...And Mongo Was His Name-O," "The Cat Tracker Lady of Asad Alley," "The Cat with the Tulip Face," "A Little Pinch Is All You Need," "Hunger," "White Comma," "No Heaven Will Not Ever Heaven Be...," and "Universes." As Robert Reginald says in his Introduction: "This... [click here for more]
Paint Masterful Descriptions on the Page!
Writing strong descriptions is an art form, one that you need to carefully develop and practice. The words you choose to describe your characters, scenes, settings, and ideas--in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction--need to precisely illustrate the vision you want to convey. Word Painting Revised Edition shows you how to color your canvas with descriptions... [click here for more]
A Guide to Writing More Descriptively Let Rebecca McClanahan guide you through an inspiring examination of description in its many forms. With her thoughtful instruction and engaging exercises, you'll learn to develop your senses and powers of observation to uncover the rich, evocative words that accurately portray your mind's images. McClanahan includes dozens of descriptive passages written... [click here for more]