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Catherine Grant

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Catherine grew up in Upstate New York and Bristol, Connecticut as a lonely and precocious child that found normal adolescent activities socially awkward. Instead of playing tag or rollerskating she spent her time with the stories of Roald Dahl, Madeline L'Engle, C.S. Lewis and Stephen King and developed a love for writing that endured into adulthood. Her mother wonders how she came to love horror so much, until Catherine reminded her that Dad bought her an Edgar Allen Poe collection for Christmas at the age of 10.

Catherine lives in Providence, Rhode Island with her partner and two cats named after Game of Thrones characters. She is a Contributing Editor for Shock Totem Publications, blog mistress, office monkey, bibliophile, gamer and conno
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Catherine Grant I think it depends on the writer. The character arc is usually central to creating tension and conflict because without the emotional journey of the…moreI think it depends on the writer. The character arc is usually central to creating tension and conflict because without the emotional journey of the characters, reader investment is rather shallow. A story can have the most breakout premise ever, but if I don't care about the antagonist, what is the point?

What I have really enjoyed lately is strong character arcs for antagonists. A one dimensional antagonist with no clear motive is boring. (less)
Catherine Grant The best thing about writing is having a practical outlet for my frustrations about politics and social issues. Most people I know shake their fists…moreThe best thing about writing is having a practical outlet for my frustrations about politics and social issues. Most people I know shake their fists in the air at so many things...and then do nothing about them. I feel that as an artist or writer, there is a place for those feelings that isn't available for non-creative people, which is good, because I feel that creative folks are usually a lot more emotional in general and need a way to vent those feelings, lest we explode. (less)
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THE TERMINAL was a shitload of fun. It is funny and cheesy and gory. You'd think that none of those adjectives go together, but I'd argue that humor and horror are a perfect compliment to each other. That's a subject that deserves a whole blog post t ...more
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Ray Bradbury
“You must write every single day of your life... You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads... may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.”
Ray Bradbury

George Orwell
“Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout with some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.”
George Orwell

Madeleine L'Engle
“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
Madeleine L'Engle

Mark Twain
“Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”
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Ray Bradbury
“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”
Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing

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