Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Here is another great review for The Serial Killer Newsletter Issue #1. I would like to thank all the people who took the time to write a review for TSKN on Amazon.
If you would like to follow the person, J. A. Sullivan, who wrote this great review, you can follow them on twitter at @ or on their blog at writingscaredblog.wordpress.com . Thanks, J. A. Sullivan.
Today is typing Tuesday. "What is typing Tuesday," you say. Today is when I sit down and come up with even more ways to kill people, on paper that is. I have The Serial Killer Newsletter issue #2 all laid out, but I want to add something more to it. So today is the day that an imaginary character on paper will meet their demise.
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
If you review horror or gory short stories and flash fiction; Please contact me at WriterMDW@gmail.com. I am looking for Issue #1 reviews of The Serial Killer Newsletter, and I would love to talk to you.
We are happy that The Serial Killer Newsletter Issue #1 is now on Kindle. It is $0.99 plus tax and 25 pages, but worth it. Here is the link to the direct page https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DPD5HH7/ref=docs-os-doi_0 or you can type in The Serial Killer Newsletter on amazon search and it will take you directly to it.
Here is a description of what TSKN Issue#1 is about:
You will be introduced to Serial Killers and follow them on their killing sprees. Each story is an unedited account by the Serial Killers, themselves. Documented footage through the eyes, and brains that others question and study.
After you read TSKN issue #1, please leave a comment on Amazon and rate it. Thanks guys, we greatly appreciate it!
Monday, June 11, 2018
I have been working hard with my publisher, at Big Green Publishing, to make sure everything is together, and to try and have The Serial Killer Newsletter Issue #1 released on June 13th. I think the 13th, of each month, will be a great, Kindle & Paperback, release date for new issues of TSKN. If you have any questions about TSKN releases on Kindle or Paperback, please email me at email@example.com
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
I have worked many different departments/jobs/positions over the years in the film industry. Now that I am just a writer and love to tell stories, I find this equation helpful.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Monday, June 4, 2018
“To read more interviews, book reviews and short stories, follow J.A. Sullivan at her blog Writing Scared https://writingscaredblog.wordpress.com”
Interview with Mark Wright (Author & Screenwriter)
|Mark Wright (Writer MDW)|
Upon joining Twitter last summer, I began following @MidnightGore who had just released The Serial Killer Newsletter (TSKN).
“Imagine an “underground” newspaper where the editors and authors are those that committed the crimes. They write in and describe and justify their killings for the entertainment of their readers. The reader gets to follow these killers as they recount their experiences.” – excerpt from Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life, https://gbhbl.com/special-feature-the-serial-killer-newsletter-midnight-gore/
Within minutes of reading the first issue, which included two stories, each from the perspective of the perpetrator, I was hooked. So, I reached out and began a conversation with the man behind Midnight Gore, Mark Wright.
I soon found out that he had worked in the film industry for years, in many departments. His favorite departments were script writing and directing. And while Mark still loves being a storyteller, he’s begun to channel his creations through the written word, leaving the world of cinema behind him.
Since the first time I reached out to Mark, we’ve had great conversations about books, movies, and many other random life events. When I asked him for a formal interview, he was a little tentative, but decided to go along with it. While he may be new to the world of short stories and novels, this guy knows horror!
WS: Many times, horror movies get a lot of hype before release, but are a big let down to fans. Where do you think they go wrong?
MW: The hype is done as a promotional effort to help people gain an interest in a project ($) before it is released for wide public consumption. Me personally, when I see a large promotional endeavor taking place for a project, and see an overwhelmingly large amount of critics up-talking it, I lose interest. With that many people pushing it, there’s a reason why it is being overly promoted (usually not good).
WS: What do you look for in a great horror story, whether it be a film or a book?
MW: Action, Conflict, Thrill, Shock, Freight. Something that will make the story hard to forget when it is over; that is what makes a horror story memorable to me. These things can occur within a character, event, part of the plot (or plot change), and even if the antagonist prevails and lives at the end.
WS: Who has influenced your work the most?
MW: I am a big David Cronenberg fan. I love his imagination and how he puts a story on film. William S. Burroughs opens doors in books just like David Cronenberg does on films to me.
WS: What’s your favorite horror story?
MW: Oh geez, that’s a hard question! Movie: Videodrome; Book: not sure. Recently, Bret Easton Ellis has been on my mind.
WS: What was your proudest achievement in film?
MW: Kill Kill. I loved the people I worked with on it, and a version of it was released in black and white. It was meant to be a black and white noir film. I turned the story over to Eric Fisk and he is working on a pre-story to it. He will also be working on a part of the story where the film ended. He will be writing this in book format.
WS: In your latest issue of TSKN (#3), you announced joining Big Green Publishing. How did this partnership come about?
MW: My friend, Eric Fisk, owns Big Green Publishing and likes what I do. He was needing content and I was needing promotion, it worked out for the best of both of us. He is good at what he does, and I am very lucky to be on board.
WS: Your story, Deadly Dreams, which appears both in TSKN #3 and Big Green Publishing’s site, is based on a script you wrote. What’s been the biggest challenge in transitioning the script to written word? What’s been the easiest part to translate?
MW: The hardest part was creating more to the story. The story was taken from a short film script. When rewriting it, I needed to add to the beginning of the actual story and more to the end. The story, when in literary format, was freed because I didn’t have to worry about a shooting budget. I was able to add more conflicts and plots to the story (which have not been released yet) that lets the concept and main character become more entertaining to a reader. The easiest part of the story was putting the parts back in that I was limited from when writing the short film script.
WS: What has been your favorite short story to write so far?
MW: The Grindhouse 42nd Street Killer in TSKN #2.
WS: That’s still my favorite of your short stories too! Lastly, what advice would you give to new authors or screenwriters of horror?
MW: No matter if it is a reader or an audience never let them get bored. NEVER.
A big thanks to Mark Wright, for taking the time to speak with me. I hope you enjoyed this interview, and if you would like to know more about the author and his works, check out:
Places to find Mark on Twitter:
Visit Mark’s Blog: https://writermdw.blogspot.com
Subscribe to The Serial Killer Newsletter on Mark’s Blog: https://writermdw.blogspot.com for early release dates on Kindle
Big Green Publishing authors: http://biggreennation.com/
And, you can follow Big Green Publishing on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigGreenPublishing
“To read more interviews, book reviews and short stories, follow J.A. Sullivan at her blog Writing Scared: https://writingscaredblog.wordpress.com”
Sunday, June 3, 2018
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Friday, June 1, 2018
If you're looking for a good book on how to write a novel, read 'Writing Without Rules: How To Write & Sell a Novel Without Guidelines, Experts, or (Occasionally) Pants' by Jeff Somers. The book is very straightforward on its information while at the same time offers a great sense of humor. I ordered the book on Amazon, Writing Without Rules, and am very happy I did. Visit Jeff Somers' webpage and subscribe to his newsletter. Happy Reading!
By Mark Wright
I reach into my pocket and pull out my door keys. Sorting through the many keys on my key ring, I stop and process my life events wondering why I do what I do. I find my door key. Slide it in the doorknob and turn it which turns the doorknob and slowly opens my apartment door. The moonlight, shining through the front window, lights the room as a black and white noir picture. The picture of my den, artistic through my peripheral vision, is not right. I grab the doorknob and stop the door. Listening for any odd sounds, I hear nothing but the buzz on my neighbor’s TV. He leaves it on 24-7, even though he canceled his cable three months ago. I can’t smell anything out of place but can taste a New York dark brown shoe polish in the air like when I get my shoes shined. I never have my brown shoes polished. Staring at the wall—listening to the seconds tick, inside my head. A shadow twitches. Without time to think, I roll to the right, with my back against the split between my neighbor’s door, and pull the door shut. With my hand still on the doorknob, I hear a large caliber gun ignite inside my apartment, followed by an enormous hole appearing above my arm, in the door. Without thinking, I am on the ground, parallel to the outer door baseboard. My pistol in hand, I put the barrel on the bottom of the doorknob and fire. The doorknob and lock fly backward along with the door. I see the shadow, smoke flowing from its pistol barrel. I fired three shots. Entering and exiting the shadow. I hear my neighbor, Shane, opening his door. I stand up, brush myself off, and put my gun in its holster. As I shut my door, Shane looks over at me.
“What’s up Wes?” says Shane.
“Not much… You hungry?”
“Let’s go get a pizza and a beer," I say.
Shane smiles with his eyes wide open and points in my direction.
I nod my head, “Sir Pizza… I’m buying.”
“Let me get my jacket,” said Shane.
I take my smartphone from my pocket and dial…
“This is Wes… I need a cleaner…"
Copyright © 2018 Mark Wright