When we're talking about horror film history, there are several years that stand out as important milestones in the evolution of the genre. 1978 and 1979 are both contenders, with the former giving us Halloween and the latter giving us Alien, to name just two classics. 1981 can't be overlooked with its groundbreaking werewolf double … Continue reading Horror Is Universal: “Dracula (1931)”
Today on Project Gutenberg, we have... The Outcry by Henry James We have another work of fiction here, and another instance in which you've probably heard of the author. If not, here's a brief summary. Henry James was a 19th-century author who produced quite a lot of work but is best known today for two … Continue reading Today on Project Gutenberg #12
Not too long ago, I came across some interesting trivia about the late great author Terry Pratchett. He would try to write at least 400 words each day: on that simple schedule, he wrote dozens of highly acclaimed novels across his lifetime. Hearing about this inspired me to attempt a little more experimentation with my … Continue reading Timed Writing vs. Word Count Goals: Which Is Better?
As you probably know, the story of a disfigured musical genius who lurks beneath the Paris Opera House and becomes enamoured with the chorus girl he's training was not invented in the 80s by Andrew Lloyd Webber. While the musical is by far the most famous adaptation of Gaston Leroux's 1910 novel, it certainly wasn't … Continue reading Horror Is Universal: “The Phantom of the Opera (1925)”
It's getting to be that special time of year again: summer is turning to fall (in theory if not in weather), and preparations for the festivities we associate with that season are underway. And by that, I mean it's time to get spooky up in here. There is a certain subsection of the Internet in … Continue reading New Series! HORROR IS UNIVERSAL
Today on Project Gutenberg, we have... Inventing for Boys by A. Frederick Collins Ah, the glorious days of yesteryear, when childhood was all about exploring the world and getting your hands dirty! If you were a boy, at least. Not that today's book has an explicit NO COOTIES ALLOWED sign stamped on it, but since … Continue reading Today on Project Gutenberg #11