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Rick Chiantaretto

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I've often been accused of having done more in my life than the average person my age, but if I were completely honest I'd have to tell you my secret: I'm really 392.

So after all this time, I'm a pretty crappy writer.

I'm the author of the Crossing Death series and Facade of Shadows , as well as 'Tailored for the King,' a short story found in Twice Upon a Time . I have a bunch more half-written (when you have eternity, why rush?). I've been favorably reviewed, featured on ReadFree.ly's Top 50 Best list of 2013 and 2014, and my how-to-write-horror articles have been quoted in scholarly (aka community college freshmen's) papers.

I enjoy the occasional Bloody Mary, although a Bloody Kathy or Susan will suffice.

Mostly, I just try to keep a lo
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Rick Chiantaretto I know a lot of authors do this. I sure tried but it ended up just being really really weird. I don't usually listen to music when I write, but if I…moreI know a lot of authors do this. I sure tried but it ended up just being really really weird. I don't usually listen to music when I write, but if I did it would be stuff Hannibal would listen to while he prepared his liver and fava beans (classical).

Still, I thought about songs that could summarize Crossing Death chapter by chapter. I never finished it, but here is the Spotify playlist if you want to see how weird and random I am:

https://play.spotify.com/user/1224701...(less)
Rick Chiantaretto I sit in a dark room in the middle of the night all alone until the shadows come alive. Usually that's enough inspiration to get me writing again.

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I sit in a dark room in the middle of the night all alone until the shadows come alive. Usually that's enough inspiration to get me writing again.

Skipping a scene and then going back to rewrite helps sometimes too =)(less)
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BUY LINK: http://amzn.com/B00WDI66K0 About The Harvesting Series

It’s all fun and games until someone ends up undead!

When mankind fell, Layla and the residents of Hamletville fought to survive. They managed to keep the undead at bay only to be seduced by an ancient fiend: vampires. The survivors soon found themselves running for their lives. But where could they turn in a world turned t...

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“What if all religiouns were stories, and all stories were true?”
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“I remembered what it was like to die-the pain, the fear, the doubt, and the unknown. Somehow I had cheated death once. Now I was about to try again.”
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“I didn't panic until my chest collapsed and I couldn't breathe. I gasped until I no longer had a throat to do it with. I didn't feel like I was holding my breath - it was more like I had no lungs.”
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Sheri Fresonke Harper Thanks for adding me as a friend, had fun reading your book :) Sheri


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