Thursday, October 15, 2020

Shades of Craft Video Series Halloween Treat #2

 October 15, 2020 Shades of Craft – Horror Writing Special


The chill is in the air or is it in your writing?

Stop dreading the weather change and have fun writing your fears with us.

Celebrate Halloween with horror writing tricks and tips. For horror enthusiasts or newcomers this 3-part Shades of Craft Horror Writing Special is our treat to you.

 

Treat #2 Horror Tone & Mood (on 10/15/20)

What makes a horror story?

Learn some more tricks & tips in our 2nd video.  Uncover the 2 basic horror tones then descend into the 3 common horror moods.  Don’t be scared to watch it now!!!


Video below and at www.writevolumes.com


 

Next Episode will be:

#3 Horror incidents & Endings (release on 10/29/20)

 

Past Episode:

#1 Horror Framework Basics (released on 10/1/20)

 

Stories featured found in Shades of Horror and Strangeness Anthology:

  • VERMIN by Elizabeth Cate
  • MONASTERY by Cameron Vanderwerf


Thursday, October 8, 2020

Shades of Writers 8 at 8 Sheila M. Cronin Interview on 10/8/20

 October 8, 2020 - Author Interview #4 (Written)

Shades of Writers 8 at 8  Written Interview with

Sheila M. Cronin

Novelist, poet, screenwriter

On writer’s responsibility, Pandemic community action, mystery writers, writing tips & more

 

There are 2 ways to receive this special access written interview:

1.  Read it online in your browser  *** Click HERE***

2.  Click on link below to download the pdf

***Click HERE to download the2020 10 08 Sheila M. Cronin Interview PDF***




Thursday, October 1, 2020

Shades of Craft Video Series Halloween Treat #1

October 1, 2020 Shades of Craft – Horror Writing Special

Happy October! Celebrate Halloween with horror writing tricks and tips. For horror enthusiasts or newcomers this 3-part Shades of Craft Horror Writing Special is our TREAT to you.

 

Treat #1 Horror Framework Basics 

What makes a horror story?

Discover Horror Stories Basic Framework tricks & tips in our 1st video.  Learn about 3 types of fear and uncover 4 quick steps to framing a horror story.

Watch now if you dare...

 

Video below and at www.writevolumes.com

 


 

Next Episodes will be:

#2 Horror Tone & Mood (release on 10/15/20)

#3 Horror incidents & Endings (release on 10/29/20)

 

Stories highlighted found in Shades of Horror and Strangeness Anthology:

  • SLOW DANCE by Randall Van Vynckt
  • NOT LIKE THEM by Anton Lee Richards
  • ICEMAN by Lin Bo

Saturday, September 26, 2020

One Question Author Panel Video Series

 

September 25, 2020 – Question #3

Write Volumes One Question author panel discussion video series is exploring the question:

How do you feel about authors writing outside of their identity?

 

 4 authors + 1 question = watch the video below and see




Panelists:

 

Randall Jon Van Vynckt specializes mostly in being unpublished, so he's delighted to have his fiction find a home in Write Volumes' e-books (“Slow Dance” in SoH&S, “14 days” & “Valentine's Day” in SoT&T). He is a dozen years into the proverbial Great American Novel. In a past life, he published essays about historic places and wrote erotic fan fiction.

 

Michael Dunbar is an aspiring writer from Florida. When he is not documenting his tales of not being your average Florida man, he enjoys traveling the world, dancing, and enjoying the local cuisine. Author of “To Kill for Love” in Shades of Horror & Strangeness (SoH&S,); “Adventure to Rio” in Shades of Transition & Transformation (SoT&T)

 

Jhoselin Dominguez (Jojo) is a graphic design graduate from Fort Hays State University, part-time writer, and full-time artist. Her fictional short stories explore existential topics and characters that wander through her mind. Author of “Seen” in SoH&S; “Yellow Light” & “Knowing” in SoT&T. See more of her work at https://www.jhoselindominguez.com/

 

Lin Bo is a software engineer, actor, and painter in Chicago, where he has lived his whole life. He has been fortunate to have many amazing teachers and mentors inspire and guide him to write since grade school. Author of “Iceman” in Shades of Horror & Strangeness (SoH&S); “Foreigner” in Shades of Transition & Transformation (SoT&T)


Listen to your special access panel discussion today!

 

You have a question? Let us know.

  • If you think could be good for our One Question series, please DM @writevolumes on Twitter or Facebook or email us a writevolumes@gmail.com and perhaps your question will be chosen for a video topic.


Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Shades of Writers 8 at 8 CA Davis Interview on 9/8/20

 September 8, 2020 - Author Interview #3 (Written)

 

 Shades of Writers 8 at 8  Written Interview with

 CA Davis

 Filmmaker, podcaster, storyteller

On horror writing, motivation, Black& Asian scifi, spreading truth, & more


There are 2 ways to receive the written interview:

1.  Read it online in your browser *** Click HERE***

 

2.  Click on link below to download the pdf

***Click HERE for 2020 09 08 CA Davis Interview PDF***




Thursday, September 3, 2020

Shades of Craft Video Series

 September 1, 2020 Shades of Craft Launch – Short Stories & Word Counts

What is a short story?

 

Dive into what makes a short story and their word counts in Write VolumesShades of Craft Video

Explore the world of writing with us today. 




The goal of the Shades of Craft Video Series:

  • focus on an area of the writing process or literary device
  • define and take a deeper dive exploring it
  • provide tips and highlight examples of it in stories


You have a question? Let us know.

If you think it could be good for Shades of Craft video series, please

DM @writevolumes on Twitter or Facebook

or email us at writevolumes@gmail.com

And perhaps your question will be chosen for a video topic.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

One Question Author Panel Video Series

 

August 21, 2020 – Question #2

 

Write Volumes One Question author panel discussion video series is exploring the question:

Do writers need to reflect society issues 

or be blind to it in writing?

 3 authors + 1 question = watch the video and see

 

Panelists:

  • Lin Bo is a software engineer, actor, and painter in Chicago, where he has lived his whole life. He has been fortunate to have many amazing teachers and mentors inspire and guide him to write since grade school.  Author of “Iceman” in Shades of Horror & Strangeness; “Foreigner” in Shades of Transition & Transformation

  • Fannie Price resides in the Chicagoland area and enjoys creating stories that bring her hometown and other cities to life. “Siren” (in Shades of Horror & Strangeness), introduces readers to Veronica Sykes, prior to the challenges she confronts in After the Flesh, the debut novel of Fannie’s Dragon Rider series. Visit www.fanniepricenovels.net/  for updates on her book releases, excerpts, free reads + more

  • Matthew Vargo lives and writes in Pittsburgh, PA. He is pursuing a creative writing MFA at Chatham University and has previously been published in the National Gay & Lesbian Review. Author of “Two Hallucinations, One Monster” in Shades of Horror & Strangeness; “Voice”, “My Jinn and I”, & “dark apricot sky turning plum” in Shades of Transition & Transformation

Listen to your special access panel discussion today!

 

You have a question? Let us know. 

  • If you think could be good for our One Question series, please DM @writevolumes on Twitter or Facebook or email us a writevolumes@gmail.com and perhaps your question will be chosen for a video topic.