What to do now that #NaNoWriMo is done

#NaNoWriMo words of wisdom from our Canadian friend…

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Start another book. Brainstorm or sketch out another book outline or write a short story or just sit down and see where else you can go at the keyboard. Keep that feather pen scratching. Keep going. 

People will tell you to celebrate. Writers (because we aren’t “people”) will ask, “What else ya got?”

You could take a break, sure. But now that you’ve done NaNoWriMo, don’t you feel you’ve got a good habit going? Habits are hard to break into. To get into the daily writing habit takes practice, just like you’ve been doing all this month. Why stop now? To publish, you must write a lot, rewrite, revise and edit. Good habits are too easy to drop for you to waste all that behavioural inertia you have steaming in your skull engine.

Now isn’t the time to put your feet up.

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Spotlight On: Alex Laybourne

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Alex Laybourne


What is your latest release and what genre is it?

The release I am talking about today is Highway to Hell. It was my debut horror novel, and while the second installment of the trilogy is out now also, you really need to have read this one first.


Quick description of it.

A group of strangers die in the opening pages, to find themselves trapped in the various torture chambers of hell. Punished in varying lengths of time, in unimaginable ways, they are forced to face the sins of their life. From hating ones in-laws and infidelity, to being wasteful with money and the means which one has at their disposal, the individuals are worn down, until they have no option but to repent.

Cast deeper into hell, where eternity awaits, they are rescued by a group of angels and for the first time, the strangers come together. Bonding over their experiences, and held together by a force greater than that of heaven and hell, they are forced to stand tall in the face of the end. Charged with finding a sixth soul that was unjustly taken from life, they and they alone are can stop the boundaries that separate heaven, hell and all other dimension in between from shattering.


Something unique about it.

Despite being a book about heaven, hell angels and demons, it is not a particularly religious novel. In so far as that I too am not overly religious. I have borrowed parts of various mythologies, with my chambers of hell being based on a Buddhist philosophy and structure.

Another interesting fact was that the trilogy started out as being a novel set on a golf course. Go figure!


Links for people to buy it.



Your promo links.

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Alex-Laybourne/e/B00580RB18/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alex-Laybourne/212049612180183
Blog: http://alexlaybourne.com/


Your short Bio.

Born and raised in the coastal English town Lowestoft, it should come as no surprise (to those that have the misfortune of knowing this place) that he became a horror writer.

Married with four children; James, Logan, Ashleigh and Damon. His biggest dream for them is that they grow up, and spend their lives doing what makes them happy, whatever that is.

Highway to Hell was his debut novel, which was followed by Trials and Tribulations – the second Highway to Hell novel. 2014 will see Alex publishing 4 short story collections and at least three full length novels.


“Ancient” and “Barren” Keyport Cthulhu stories FREE today!

Because I had such a great Thanksgiving yesterday I decided to give back! But not all the dressing and turkey… so the next best thing is the first two parts of the Keyport Cthulhu series… and I hope you enjoy them! And have a safe and wonderful holiday season in case I don’t see you!

Friday November 29th and Saturday November 30th 2013 they’ll be FREE, so dig in and enjoy! 





Fluffy Red Fox Interviews Armand Rosamilia #dyingdays #zombie

I’m interviewed on a great site everyone needs to check out!



Spotlight On: Max Booth III

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Call me Ismael.

Wait, no. That isn’t right.

Max, I think. With a Booth to follow, followed by a triplicate I.


What is your latest release and what genre is it?

My latest release is a horror western novella called Black, published last month by Hazardous Press.


Quick description of it.

From Amazon: “A horrific zombie western tale of a gunfighter cursed with unwanted immortality. It’s one thing to make a deal with the Devil; it’s another when the deal is made for you.”


Something unique about it.

There is a man who cannot die, although he has no problem issuing such a fate to others. He has lived too long and he will continue to live. The Law has captured him, and they take plenty of joy in plugging his face full of bullets on a daily basis. They tell him, this is your new life. Get used to these bullets, to these blades. You’re going to be bleeding for all eternity, boy.


Links for people to buy it.

Here it is on Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Black-Novella-Max-Booth-III/dp/0615892892/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1381654907&sr=1-1


Your promo links.

Website: http://www.talesfromthebooth.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GiveMeYourTeeth


Your short Bio.

Max is the editor-in-chief of Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing and the assistant editor of Dark Moon Digest. His bizarro flash fiction collection, They Might Be Demons, is currently available. Look for his debut novel, Toxicity, early next year. 


Reblog: Armand Rosamilia Interviewed by Scott Lefebvre

I’m interviewed (again!) on a really cool blog, and we went back and forth with questions and answers, which made it fun!