The Writers' Symposium is made up of 20+ professional writers and editors. We come together, usually at the Gen Con Game Fair, to run seminars and give critiques of writing samples. Our mission is to "Help Writers Write." Read this blog for tips on improving your writing and getting published. I (Paul Genesse) used to send out an ezine, nine issues were produced, but it is on hiatus for now. You can still sign up for the Writers' Symposium Ezine by sending an email to WritersSymposium@PaulGenesse.com in case it comes back in the future, but for now, please read the blog.
The writers and editors are: Tim Waggoner, Donald Bingle, Jean Rabe, John Helfers, Kerrie Hughes, Pat Rothfuss, Paul Genesse, Daniel "Doc" Myers, Richard Lee Byers, Sabrina Klein, Steven Schend, Chris Pierson, Brad Beaulieu, Janet Deaver-Pack, Marc Tassin, Kelly Swails, Elizabeth Vaughan, Gregory A. Wilson, Monica Valentinelli, Jennifer Brozek, Jim C. Hines, and Anton Strout.
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The House Beyond the Hill by Michael R. Collings is a very creepy horror novel. It’s a challenging book that will make you think. The descriptions are top notch and the author really knows how to turn a phrase, which as an author, I appreciate a lot.
I also really enjoyed the style of short scenes within chapters, though there were a lot of characters to keep straight. The author does skip between the characters quite frequently, making some of the book a little hard to follow, but eventually it all comes together and the horror of what’s going on hits you full force.
It starts with a truly depraved criminal entertaining himself by shooting people who are driving on the freeway, and goes from there with twists and turns you don’t expect. The supernatural aspects were scary and the ending and the last few chapters were truly chilling. Overall, I loved the vivid way it was all described and the author knows how to create a mood.
This is not an easy book where the author spoon-feeds the reader all the information, but fans of horror and those looking for something different to entertain themselves will find The House Beyond the Hill an excellent read. The book is available as an eBook or a trade paperback and I flew through my e-copy.
The Crimson Pact Volume 3 & 4 Editorial Update: What I've done since Feb. 1, 2012 Read 67 stories total 43 rejected stories--so tough to reject so many stories 15 stories out with the authors being revised--send them soon please 9 stories that are finalized--thank you 4 left to read--be patient please 2 or 3 stories still to come in, possibly for volume 4 Release date for Volume 3, the end of March. Release date for Volume 4, April or May--date not set.
Newborn #485GA18M died on June 30, 2076, at 6:07 in the morning. She was three days old. The average lifespan of a human child, in the time since the Break, was fifty-six hours. They didn't even name them anymore.
--the beginning of chapter one from Partials by Dan Wells.
This is such a rockstar opening line, and it just goes from there, drawing you in. Such a great book written by a writer on top of his game. Readers can't put this down, as it's so riveting, and writers can learn a lot from this book, a dystopian novel that paints one of the scariest pictures of the future that I've ever read about.
The tag line on the cover is great too:
"The only hope for humanity isn't human."
Check it out on Amazon. It's already got 50+ reviews. Wow.
Paul Genesse Author of The Secret Empire www.paulgenesse.com