Chantal Noordeloos on Horror Writing

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Angel Manor, Lucifer Falls book 1

by Chantal Noordeloos

A beautiful house – with a dark and deadly secret. Those who enter will be lucky to escape with their lives. ANGEL MANOR – November 14th

Let’s talk cheeseburger for a moment: “I haz excitement”

In about three weeks time my first full length novel will hit the market, and I can’t wait. It’s not the first novel I wrote (not by a long shot) but it will be the first that goes to print. It’s been a personal challenge writing this one.

First of all, I decided to work with a lot of different characters, which was new to me. Normally I focus my novels very much around one or two main characters and have a few side characters that get a tiny bit of the spotlight. In this case I had several different ‘voices’ and ‘points of view’, sometimes it…

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The first day of November has arrived. It is time for writers across the world to rub their heads in evil glee and simultaneously weep for the safety of their souls.

That’s write (see what I did there). It is time for NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month.

It i a tough month for writers, and I love it. However, I am not in a position this year to be able to take part. I would seriously love to be doing it, but my current project does not have 50k left in it, and my writing position, in terms of when I am allowed to write and how much I am allowed to write per day is not good. Meaning I would not stand a chance to hit the required 1500.

I have plenty of stories that I could have  used, and hopefully next year will bring more favourable circumstances. Until then I will keep plugging away at my writing under more amateur conditions and hope for the best.

Good luck to everybody taking part. I am sure you will all hit the 50,000 words and more.


Keeping up with Amazon

I have been hearing a lot of talk over the last few days concerning Amazon and how they go about helping authors to gain a little extra publicity for their books. The newest trend would appear to be ‘Likes’ on an Author Page. The more likes you have the more Amazon like you. Or something like that.

I have not yet seen anything that officially states this, or unofficially explains the logic behind it, but, who am I to question the Amazon gods.

With that said, I’d love it if you would do a quick, costless ‘one-click’ and give my page a like.

Happy Author

Thank You.