Monthly Archives: August 2015

Villains in Literature and Cinema

The greatest villains in story are those who appear sympathetic and are complex; their goals and their ideals always appear reasonable. They make sense – even if they’re psychotic in their origin. The machinations of the villain always work against … Continue reading

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Research for the Novel, Dead Reckoning

One of the chores a writer of fiction must do – almost as much as a nonfiction author – is painstaking research on particulars and disciplines he/she may not know too much about. We fiction authors are like substitute teachers; … Continue reading

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Brief Author Bio and Bibliography

M Cid D’Angelo’s writings began when he was just a young’n – around 7 years or so – when he had a moment like the character in Field of Dreams with an urge to extend his playtime developed into writing … Continue reading

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“The Light”

My short horror story, “The Light”, was first drafted in 1992 and became the very first of my fiction to be sold, some 14 years later. During its original drafting, I didn’t think much of its chances for success and … Continue reading

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Original Manuscript – Dead Reckoning

This is a photo of the unedited FINAL draft of the seaside horror novel, Dead Reckoning (J Ellington Ashton Press, 2015). I’m thinking of giving it up for a contest. This draft is prior to final edits with the JEA … Continue reading

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