“A writer is someone who has taught his mind to…” – Art of Quotation

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“A writer is someone who has taught his mind to misbehave.” — Oscar Wilde, Irish, writer, playwright, novelist, essayist, poet

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Give Me a Good Film Noir and a Bottle of Gin*

Confessions of a Mystery Novelist...

As this is posted, it’s 71 years since the release of Howard Hawks’ The Big Sleep, which is based, of course, on Raymond Chandler’s work (I know, the ‘photo isn’t from that film. Please read on…). It may not be the first film noir, but it’s certainly one of the best-known. And it consistently makes lists of the top films noir of all time. There’s something about this sort of film that draws the viewer in, even though one knows that things are not going to go well. And the film context can capture subtleties and tension that it’s harder to portray in a novel. Little wonder that there are so many out there, and they’re still being made.

Laura, for instance, is Otto Preminger’s 1944 adaptation of the Vera Caspery novel of the same name. In it, NYPD detective Mark McPherson investigates the death of successful…

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Best of HORROR & GOTHIC Novels – Part 2

Read the summaries and links to the best of HORROR and GOTHIC books from around the world. 

THE SAGAS OF DXAAN LERE, by Victor Michaels

THE CHOICE, by Tanya R. Simon

SADIE THE SADIST, by Zane Sachs

THE INITIATES, by Kamil Ali

THE DEMON TREE, by Joseph Julian Kremsky

ME AND MR. MEPHISTOPHELES, by DD Cross

MOONWARRIORS, by Rusty Nugent

SEASONS OF EVIL: SPIRITUAL FORCES, by Yvonne Randle

THE PALLADIUM SECRET, by DW Pryke

ROUGAROU, by Judith Ann McDowell

WITHOUT CONSENT, by Bev Irwin

THE GARNET DAGGER, by Andrea R. Cooper

THE CHILDREN OF MANSON, by Catherine Bell

DESIRE IN TARTAN, by Suz Demello

CHEERAGE FEARAGE, by Kimberly Dana

Best of HORROR & GOTHIC Novels

Read the summaries and links to the best of HORROR and GOTHIC books from around the world. 

THE ROOTS OF EVIL, by David E. Gates

BESTOWED, by Kate Bishop

THE DARK LEGEND OF TORMENTIA: MACABRE, by Joel Hunter Gun

AUSTRALIAN PSYCHOS, by Mark Govier

MATEGUAS ISLAND, by Linda Watkins

A BOOK ABOUT A FILM, by CW Schultz

THE NIGHT WATCH, by J. Eric Laing

ARKYNE: STORY OF A VAMPIRE, by Caroline Farrell

SCORN KILLS, by Suzi Albracht

PORCELAIN, by Melissa R. Mendelson

THE SZGANGY CHRONICLES: THE UNTOLD TALES OF DRACULA, by David J. Robert III

STAY AWHILE, by Anthony Vecchiarello

THIRD THRONE ANGEL OF DARKNESS, by Tabitha Barret

THERE’S DNA TO PROVE IT: MESSAGE FROM BEYOND, by Jacqueline Lunger

THE WRONGED, by Jon Lymon

THE TURN OF THE KARMIC WHEEL, by Monica M. Brinkman

MY BELOVED TOURNIQUET, by Solange Nicole

WHERE NO ONE WOULD THINK TO LOOK, by V. Karen McMahon

RISTU, by Nishant Rana

VIDEO PITCH: THE GREYING, by Dallas Sutherland

THE DAZZLING DARKNESS, by Paula Cappa

DADDY WON’T KILL YOU, by Caroline Gebbie

PARAXENE, by Lee Andrew Taylor and Ed Kowalski

THE DEAD COLONIES: BOOK ONE, by Robert Tozer

 

August 2017 Novel & Short Story Winners

1st CHAPTER and FULL NOVEL FESTIVAL: https://novelwritingfestival.com/

Watch the August 2017 Winning Novel & Short Story Performance Readings. All stories read and performed by professional actors.

 

ACTORSHORT STORY Reading – GOD’S HANDS
August 2017 Reading
by Michael Coleman

ACTORSHORT STORY Reading – MOON HATERS
August 2017 Reading
by Simon Ciappara

ACTORNOVEL Transcript – ZAPINETTE GOES TO THE NORTH POLE
August 2017 Reading
by Albert Russo

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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

Thriller/Adventure Novel: TEMPLAR ODYSSEY, by Jeff E. Gregory

Title: TEMPLAR ODYSSEY 

Written by: Jeff E. Gregory

Type: NOVEL

Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller

Logline: While visiting Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello Estate, wayward tourist Jason Gregg unknowingly uncovers a State secret about the Knights Templar depositing their treasure in North America in the 1300’s.

Interested in this logline, please email us at info@wildsound.ca and we’ll forward your email to the writer.

Have a logline? Submit your logline to the monthly logline contest.

Adventure Thriller Novel: THE WARRIOR’S CODE, by Steve DeWinter

Title: THE WARRIOR’S CODE 

Written by: Steve DeWinter

Type: NOVEL

Genre: Action-Adventure Thriller

Logline: “The Warrior’s Code” is a thriller in which a dishonorably discharged Green Beret finds himself alone and on the run while trying to destroy a technology that can convert anyone, anywhere, into a highly-skilled assassin.

www.stevedw.com

Interested in this logline, please email us at info@wildsound.ca and we’ll forward your email to the writer.

Have a logline? Submit your logline to the monthly logline contest.