audience, book reviews, books, conflict, Megan Miranda, reading, Uncategorized, Writing

Writer vs. Reader

I've been thinking about reading in terms of the writer reading vs. the reader reading. I believe writers reading stories interpret the plot, characters, and overall arch of a book differently than readers do. While some readers are very savvy about plot structure, character development, etc., especially if they belong to a book club that… Continue reading Writer vs. Reader

Coffin Hop, conflict, writing horror

Coffin Hop: My Formula For Writing Horror

Why do people love to be scared? What whacked-out gene(s) is to blame for fake sawed-off bloody arms in the grocery store? Horror is more than an annual trick-or-treating event; it is a multi-billion dollar industry that continues to deliver people nightmares, paranoia, and visceral fear. I believe this is an evolutionary phenomenon, our innate… Continue reading Coffin Hop: My Formula For Writing Horror