Author Dean Lappi says his writing style can be broken down in two ways. First, he says writes directly, with few extra words in a sentence. “I don’t know if this is good or bad, but it comes from a personal preference of mine to not have to write a scene that takes 500 words when I could do it just as well in 300 words.”
Second, he writes with a style that he says leans toward the disturbing and strange. “I’ve always written this way. In college when I took poetry, fiction, and playwriting courses, I tended to write pieces from an angle that [made] people slightly uncomfortable,” he says. Let’s hope that comment didn’t come from his geography professor. Continue reading “Meet the Author: Dean Lappi”
Today, we get part two of the sneak-peek from Tony Slater’s hilarious book, “That Bear Ate My Pants.” If you missed part one, you can read it here.
“That Bear Ate My Pants” is available from Amazon. Please also check out Tony’s excellent website.
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LANGUAGE ADVISORY:For our more sensitive readers, I must point out that some of the language used in the book tends toward the more colorful end of the spectrum—the sorts of things one might hear said by construction workers or a man who just had something dropped on him by construction workers. To protect your delicate sensibilities, I am putting the text below the fold. As for the rest of you stout-hearts, read on:Continue reading “Sneak Peek: “That Bear Ate My Pants” (Part 2)”
Your character is alone at night in the woods. Something terrible is about to happen. Are they being stalked? Are they about to make some gruesome discovery? Without telling me what happens, make my spine tingle and my skin crawl by setting the scene. Incorporating the image of the night sky through the naked tree branches, paint a scene that gets your reader prepared for coming terror.