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Matt Shaw

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MATT SHAW was born, quite by accident (his mother tripped, he shot out) September 30th 1980 in Winchester hospital where he was immediately placed on the baby ward and EBay. Some twelve years later (wandering the corridors of the hospital and playing with road kill when he was on day release), the listing closed and he remained unsold, he was booted out of the hospital to start his life as a writer and hobbit – beginning with writing screenplays and short stories for his own amusement before finally getting published when he was twenty-seven years and forty-five seconds old.

Once Published weekly in a lad's magazine with his photography work, Matt Shaw is also a published author and cartoonist. Has to be said, can be a bit of a flir

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Still here? Keep writing. Do not bother writing full length novels to start off with. Write as many novellas as you possibly can and keep releasing. Find that audience and THEN start writing the longer books. It's important to get a backlog of things they can read. (less)
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Vodafone and Vue cinema

Sadly I have misplaced the original emails I sent to VUE cinema and VODAFONE. 
However the set-up of the story was this;
I got in touch asking the cinema if they were planning a Vodafone Thursday promo (like Orange Wednesday's two tickets for the price of one but for Vodafone instead). The first email is my reply from VUE cinema...

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Happy Ever After (Horror)
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Description: If it's just you and me, together, for the rest of our lives - no-one else to mess things up... could you ever love me? Peter loves Vanessa. He loves her a lot and is looking forward to starting a nice life with her, and only her. No one else to get in the way and mess up their beautiful relationship. He'll do anything for her. Absolutely anything to make her happy. Anything to see that beautiful smile of hers. Anything to live happily ever after with her. The only problem is - Vanessa doesn't know Peter and, more importantly, understand why she is cuffed to the dining room table. Told through the eyes of the two people living the story, follow Peter as he keeps Vanessa prisoner hoping that she will fall in love with him and follow Vanessa as she desperately looks for a way out of this hell.
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The Suicide Club by Matt Shaw
" That is frustrating as hell (apostrophes). Thank you for pointing this out, the file on my end was absolutely fine but I have redone the whole file an ...more "
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While I am not a huge fan of anthologies, there are enough of the big names in this one to give it a go. Some of the stories are great, most are very good and only two left me" Read more of this review »
This or That by Matt Shaw
" "more guts than those two arrogant cunts ever could"

Okay, I wasn't expecting that. That made me laugh out loud :P

Glad you mostly enjoyed the book -
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Obscenely Bizarre by Matt Shaw
"Amazingly good collection of 8 short stories and novellas. Every one of them was worthy of 5 stars. THIS is how you do extreme horror shorts.
More like this please, Matt!"
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"A spectacular finale full of crazed gore and psychopathic humans
HE IS AWAKE and we all go mad
Bravo Mr Shaw 🤘🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻"
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" Except it wasn't quite supposed to be like that, back in the days when I didn't know how to use the damn site and was just trying to get the books lis ...more "
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" Sorry this one wasn't to your taste (although "taste" isn't something I like to think about after writing this) but, yes, the whole point of this book ...more "
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“Whoever said ‘sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me’ clearly hasn’t been on the receiving end of people who spend the vast majority of their time using hateful words.”
Matt Shaw, The 8th

“You’re bat shit crazy.”
Matt Shaw, She Loves Me Not

“I had no time to think about the detective, or the urges, now. Time was ticking on and, more importantly, flesh was starting to rot.”
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