Coming up with names on the fly can be annoying while writing. For my first published novel, PARANOIA, I used the names of several people I worked with, which apparently irritated one of them enough to blast the novel in an online review. Thank God for the Internet, the writer’s best friend. You can research almost anything in minutes, including a good surname. Here’s the site I use to find names.
Just finished watching MONSTERS. It was produced in that cinema verite style I never seem to tire of, had interesting people in it, made it easy to believe in alien monsters in a realistic, lived-in world. I loved the idea of a new ecology competing with our own, an idea explored in MIST and my novel THE INFECTION. A little more action and smarter decisions by the main characters would have been nice, however.
Xomba.com has published a nice review of THE INFECTION, my new novel of apocalyptic horror from Permuted Press: “An entertaining and exciting story … reads like a cross between NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and Stephen King’s THE MIST … This story grabbed me from the first chapter and never let go.” Thanks, Sheri!
Click here to read the full review.
Interesting article at Cracked.com: “Five reasons you secretly want a zombie apocalypse.” But who said it’s a secret?
Just finished LET ME IN. Wow, what a great movie. The lived-in sets, the acting, the realistic storytelling, the pacing, the music, the tension, the chemistry between the kids, all of it was done almost perfectly in my opinion. I hadn’t expected this. Usually the Americanized version of a successful European film is almost guaranteed to, well, suck. This one didn’t. It was excellent.