For those not yet familiar with me, I’m what many would consider a walking contradiction. I’m young and female, generally sweet and nice. I love kids, puppies, and cute old people. Pictures of baby animals leave me in a happy little floor-puddle. But when I put my fingers on my keyboard, horrific things tend to happen. I don’t know why. I’ve tried not writing horror, but everything just ends up there. Romantic picnic plot? Slasher time! Fluffy bunny story? Bunny goes rabid and rips someone’s throat out.
I’ve self-published two books of a horror series so far, and all of my writing reflects this innate compulsion toward horror. I’m talking about making characters guzzle drain cleaner, shooting them point blank in the skull, dropping trucks on top of them, strangling them nearly to death during intimate moments, and the occasional hanging to round it all out. I like to mix it up, and of course, I love gory detail, so I don’t tend to hold back in that regard. Which leads me to my first tip about writing dark fiction: READ MORE ON L.M. DURAND'S BLOG http://lmdurand.com/jjreichenbach/
Horror writer, author of NIX Series, spinner of tales, weaver of webs, twisted mind.
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