Caution: Tentacles May Deploy Without Warning (or, How Your Age Informs Your Fiction Writing Success)

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This is another excellent essay from K.C. Redding-Gonzalez!

Zombie Salmon (the Horror Continues)

When I was a teenager, I loved horses. I rode competitively briefly, showing other peoples’ hunters… and I desperately wanted one of my own.

Standing next to a fellow rider once, I was asked if I had my own horse. I replied, no…but I hoped to have one someday. The girl snorted, looking down her nose at me. “If you really wanted one,” she said, “You would have one by now.”

Little did I know, this was how the world would be looking at my writing forty years later.

If you were any good, you would be published by now…

To my Horror, I actually believed that for an ungodly long time.

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The Truth About Age in Fiction Writing

I have often wondered why no one ever discusses age (like race) as a contributor to Horror fiction.

I have often wondered why once we are ensconced (read trapped or…

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6 thoughts on “Caution: Tentacles May Deploy Without Warning (or, How Your Age Informs Your Fiction Writing Success)

  1. Thanks for sharing this. I find myself thinking a lot about “age” these days. My youngest daughter is now trying to break into the writing world – if anyone can make it, she will – and I’m not saying that just because I’m her momma! As for me, I keep thinking – age is just a number…another trip around the sun…

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