Joe McKinney – Summer of Zombie 2015

masterwerx:

Last but definitely not least

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Meet one of the many zombie authors on the #SummerofZombie blog tour (coming June 1st and running all month!)

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Joe McKinney has been a patrol officer for the San Antonio Police Department, a homicide detective, a disaster mitigation specialist, a patrol commander, and a successful novelist. His books include the four part Dead World series, Quarantined, Inheritance, Lost Girl of the Lake, Crooked House and Dodging Bullets. His short fiction has been collected in The Red Empire and Other Stories and Dating in Dead World and Other Stories. In 2011, McKinney received the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel. For more information go to http://joemckinney.wordpress.com.

Armand Rosamilia with Joe McKinney

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Armand Rosamilia – Summer of Zombie 2015

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Now this guy deserves some extra attention. He’s not only a prolific and talented author he’s the founder and organizer of the Summer of Zombie Blog Tour.

Originally posted on Dying Days:

Meet one of the many zombie authors on the #SummerofZombie blog tour (coming June 1st and running all month!)

Armand Rosamilia

Armand Rosamilia is a New Jersey boy currently living in sunny Florida, where he writes when he’s not sleeping.

He’s written over 100 stories that are currently available, including a few different series:

“Dying Days” extreme zombie series
“Keyport Cthulhu” horror series
“Flagler Beach Fiction Series” contemporary fiction
“Metal Queens” non-fiction music series

he also loves to talk in third person… because he’s really that cool. He’s a proud Active member of HWA as well.

You can find him at http://armandrosamilia.com for not only his latest releases but interviews and guest posts with other authors he likes!

and e-mail him to talk about zombies, baseball and Metal:

armandrosamilia@gmail.com

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Writer’s Block? There’s No Such Thing Part 2 of 7

Part 2: Let’s destroy the concept of writer’s block

So let’s start our destruction of the whole concept. A block is a physical thing. Are you telling me that you have a physical block in your head? If so, stop reading this and dial 911 and have the ambulance take you immediately to the nearest government agency; they need you. Ok, so there is no physical object in your head, so what do we call this condition? We don’t call it anything.

If you don’t want writer’s block then first stop accepting it as real. In fact, and this is where I can actually be of the most help to you, you must look upon people who use the term with complete contempt and disgust. I am mostly serious, actually. You, in your own way, need to tell yourself this as much as the person you are addressing. You don’t believe writer’s block is a valid term. You will also project the message strongly that you are a real writer and refuse to accept such fool notions. A real writer is another fool term for a future post, but remember you are addressing a fool that will also believe that there are real writers and imaginary writers.

You must first withdraw physically from the offensive individual, use the above described expression, and then say these words, “I won’t even utter those ridiculous words. How dare you attempt to pollute my mind with such fool notions! Good day to you sir (or the honorific of your choice here).” Don’t worry it gets easier with practice, in fact once you understand that there is no writer’s block this will come naturally to you.

Am I now going to suggest exercises?

“Hey so-and-so! I am going outside to experience pain, discomfort, and boredom for two hours, want to come? You look like you could use some physical misery in your life.”

I don’t know about you, but that’s what I hear when someone asks me to exercise so the whole word is tainted for me. It’s like what Hitler did to the half-stache, or whatever that is under his nose, now no one can ever use it again. Plus, I don’t want to move my dog (he weighs almost ten pounds!), pull my head out of a book that I am reading or writing, aka in my own world/happy place, and change into workout clothes with tags still on them, just so I can go outside. So, no exercises.

I also don’t believe exercises really help. Maybe some people find them useful to warm up or get started, but for the most part they bore me. I am not going to waste my time and yours with a list of exercises you can find anywhere on the Internet. No, you want to write, create, and make progress on your work.

Next time, I actually get to the point! How do you write without hesitation or lengthy pause?

Jake Bible – Summer of Zombie 2015

Originally posted on Dying Days:

Meet one of the many zombie authors on the #SummerofZombie blog tour (coming June 1st and running all month!)

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Jake Bible, Bram Stoker Award nominated-novelist, short story writer, independent screenwriter, podcaster, and inventor of the Drabble Novel, has entertained thousands with his horror and sci/fi tales. He reaches audiences of all ages with his uncanny ability to write a wide range of characters and genres.

Jake is the author of the bestselling Z-Burbia series set in Asheville, NC, the Apex Trilogy (DEAD MECH, The Americans, Metal and Ash) and the Mega series for Severed Press, as well as the YA zombie novel, Little Dead Man, the Bram Stoker Award nominated Teen horror novel, Intentional Haunting, the ScareScapes series, and the Reign of Four series for Permuted Press.

Find Jake at jakebible.com. Join him on Twitter @jakebible and find him on Facebook.

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