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Jeremy Bates

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JEREMY BATES is the #1 bestselling and award-winning author of several novels and short stories. He writes suspense, horror, and thrillers. The novels in his "World's Scariest Places" series are set in real locations, and so far include Suicide Forest in Japan, The Catacombs in Paris, Helltown in Ohio, and (forthcoming) Island of the Dolls in Mexico. His books have been translated into several languages. You can check out any of these places on the web, or visit his website at: JEREMYBATESBOOKS.COM

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Jeremy Bates By deleting a lot of stuff I have written! Writer's block is usually your subconscious telling you something you've written isn't right...and thus you…moreBy deleting a lot of stuff I have written! Writer's block is usually your subconscious telling you something you've written isn't right...and thus you can't move forward with the story.(less)
Jeremy Bates Hey Jeff,

Thanks for replying. I don't plan very much in the sense I don't plot out each chapter. Nor do I really do intensive character sketches. Most…more
Hey Jeff,

Thanks for replying. I don't plan very much in the sense I don't plot out each chapter. Nor do I really do intensive character sketches. Most important, for me anyway, is to get an idea or hook I like, then basically go with it from there. I try to have an understanding of what's going to happen in the novel, but it never usually turns out exactly that way, which is why I keep away from making too detailed outlines.

For Suicide Forest, for example, I knew I wanted some English teachers to get lost in Suicide Forest. At that time, I wasn't sure if the enemy was going to be real or supernatural or what. All that kind of just evolved based on how the story was progressing.

So, as you said, I guess I let the characters take the reins!(less)
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Just wanted to apologize for the barrage of blog posts. I was retooling things on my website and forgot the feed is linked to Goodreads, so every post on my website that I tinkered with got relisted here!
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“understanding. As they progressed west across the crater floor, they saw more gazelles and zebras and buffalo than she could count. She glassed the grasslands through the binoculars for a bottleneck of Land Rovers, hoping it would indicate a predator sighting. The strategy paid off. The first gathering led them to a chilled-out leopard lounging in the crotch of an acacia tree, the second to a pack of spotted hyenas making whooping-giggling noises while tearing apart the ribcage of an antelope with their bone-crushing jaws.”
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Cheryl Landmark Thanks for the friend request, Jeremy. Welcome to Goodreads! I definitely do love to read mystery and suspense, so I'll keep an eye out for your book next March.


Jeremy Bates great! and thx for the welcome, Cheryl!


message 3: by Lynn

Lynn Welcome to Goodreads!! It's a great community for both authors and readers:-). I look forward to keeping an eye out for your novel!


Harlequin Books Hello Jeremy, it is a pleasure to meet you.


Tee loves Kyle Jacobson Jeremy,
Thanks for the friendship! I love your blog :) by the way. I went and had a look around ;)


Veronica Thanks for the friendship.


message 7: by Gary

Gary Revel It's great to have you as a friend JEREMY:

My memoir - TO LIVE OR MAYBE NOT is at Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com and other book sellers worldwide. It includes details of my birth, youth, US Navy Service, music-Hollywood, Memphis, Nashville, Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination Investigation, recording and releasing the single record THEY SLEW THE DREAMER about the MLK assassination.

Paperback and Nook Book

Links to more Jongleur books and book sellers.


message 8: by Vone

Vone Savan Hi, Jeremy. Thanks for the request.


message 9: by Jenna

Jenna Hello Jeremy! thanks for friending!
-Jenna
www.coffeebooksandme.blogspot.com


message 10: by Jillian

Jillian Peery Thanks for the friendship, Jeremy!


message 11: by Jill

Jill Hi Jeremy, Thanks for your friendship. I've joined your Blog Hop.


message 12: by Taznim

Taznim hi Jeremy,
thanks for the add!!!!


VampireNovelFan Thanks for friending, Jeremy!

VNF
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message 14: by Sarah

Sarah Hi Jeremy, thanks for the friend request! (=


message 15: by Sara

Sara Lowe Jeremy, thanks for the friendship! I look forward to reading your blog.


Tanecia Thanks for the friends request!


message 17: by Rogier

Rogier Thanks for the friends request!


message 18: by Midu

Midu Hadi Thanks for the invite!


Savannah Jeremy, thank you for the friendship. It is lovely to connect with you..

If you are looking for a hot little read check out my new free release called Lovers Moan

Stay naughty,
Savannah


message 20: by Jeremy

Jeremy Bates any brutally honest opinions about the hunger games movie? ive read the book and have been putting off seeing the movie, but nothing else is playing tonight and considering it............


message 21: by Jeremy

Jeremy Bates Vladimir wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request Jeremy!"

no problem, vladimir! nice meeting! hope to be chatting books w u soon!


message 22: by Haylee

Haylee Hello, how are you? Thanks for the friend request! Look forward to discussing books with you!

-Haylee


message 23: by Laura

Laura Lawless Jeremy wrote: "any brutally honest opinions about the hunger games movie? ive read the book and have been putting off seeing the movie, but nothing else is playing tonight and considering it............"

I recently finished the book. Have not seen the movie, but I'm thinking of going Sunday. Did you go? If so, what did you think.


message 24: by Simon

Simon Thanks for looking me up, Jeremy.


message 25: by Luce

Luce Hey, Jeremy- thanks for friending me! =)


George Wani Thank you for the add Jeremy


message 27: by Beverly

Beverly Preston Thanks for the connection, Jeremy!


message 28: by Peg

Peg Brantley Thanks for your Goodreads friendship, Jeremy.


message 29: by Zoë

Zoë Sharp Hi Jeremy

Thanks for Friending me. I see you gave 5 stars to Stephen King's ON WRITING. Great book. But I take it you weren't impressed with FIFTY SHADES...? :)


message 30: by Kelly

Kelly Thanks for the friend invite, Jeremy!


message 31: by Tamara

Tamara Rose Blodgett Hi Jeremy and thanks for your friendship=)


message 32: by Jeremy

Jeremy Bates Kelly wrote: "Thanks for the friend invite, Jeremy!"

hey kelly! no problem! looking forward to seeing you around!


message 33: by Jeremy

Jeremy Bates Tamara Rose wrote: "Hi Jeremy and thanks for your friendship=)"

no problem, tamara! thanks for accepting :)


message 34: by Kevis

Kevis Hendrickson Thanks for the friendship, Jeremy. Looking forward to connecting with you here on GR.


s.penkevich Thank you for the friend request!


Victoria Thanks for the friend request! It's always nice meeting a fellow Canadian on here. :)


message 37: by C.J.

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Hello Jeremy,
It's such a pleasure having you for a friend. I am looking forward to reading your work! Thank you and best wishes to you.
Warmest regards,
CJ


message 38: by Rod

Rod Hi Jeremy
thank you for accepting my friend request just read
"A taste Of Fear" and really enjoyed it
look forward to reading more soon
cheers
Rod


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