Talking Scars

Posted: September 10, 2013 in Blog
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Starting a horror writing course soon which I hope will introduce me to some new techniques and help me voice the kind of messages I want to voice when I’m writing. I hoping, one day, to be able to paint the kind of picture which readers can’t look away from, no matter how much they may wish to.

Its called “Talking Scars” and is being taught by Jack Ketchum on


For those of you who dont know Jack Ketchum (pen name of Dallas Mayr) he is one of the great living horror writers, a Bram Stoker award winner and a World Horror Convention Grand Master. In short, he writes some scary, gut-churning shit but what I love most about it is I feel that his characters are very well written and their inner fears are always made plain for the reader in a way that the reader can often empathise with them.  Then Jack drops them in brutal situations and it all goes downhill from there.

Will keep you updated as to how the course goes. Cant wait!

  1. I took a Litreactor course early last year. Worth every penny.

    • simondewar says:

      Thanks! I was a bit nervous.. because it seemed pretty expensive. I’ve heard nothing but good feedback though and some of the teachers are top notch, very successful authors.

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