I’ve got a bit of travel on in the next few weeks, which means there will be some articles coming – and I’d love to tell you about my start to finish resources that I use as an author (from AppSumo to ZZZZZ), Five essential author tools (including Evernote), and Sleep Hygiene for horror writers. […]
Funnily enough, for the A to Z challenge, and starting with A, given what I write, I’ve decided to start with A for Apocalypse, because most of my stories are based around or after (and during) the Apocalypse. Or various Apocalypses of all kinds.
From the end of the world because of nuclear holocaust, to zombies, I’ve got an interest in them all. Dry, one of my upcoming books, talks about the world without water, and dowsers, which isn’t a common subject as far as I know (tell me in the comments if you’ve seen one!). Apok is about people talking about ‘their’ experience of the end of the world. And the story isn’t exactly the same from each person, so relies very heavily on an unreliable narrator.
The only series I don’t write in a straight Apocalypse setting is Darkness, but even then, the world might end, depending on Elliot’s choices. Elliot being Elliot Peters, my main character from the series.
My fascination with the Apocalypse started when I was young, and started reading horror. The Stand, which seemed to really kickstart my interest in writing about it. I’ve backed off from it recently, because the world is pretty dystopic, and apocalypses seem to be closer than ever.
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