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Jim Goforth

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Jim Goforth is a horror author currently based in Albury, Australia. Happily married with two kids and a cat, he has been writing tales of horror since the early nineties.
After years of detouring into working with the worldwide extreme metal community and writing reviews for hundreds of bands across the globe with Black Belle Music he returned to his biggest writing love with first book Plebs published by J. Ellington Ashton Press. Along with Plebs, he is the author of a collection of short stories/novellas With Tooth and Claw, extreme metal undead opus Undead Fleshcrave: The Zombie Trigger, Riders: Plebs 2-Book One and Two, The Sleep, Carnival of Chaos, and Festival of the Flesh, co-author of collaborative novel Feral Hearts, and editor fo
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Jim Goforth I haven't ever actually had to deal with writers block, it isn't something I suffer from. Once I start writing on any particular project, the words…moreI haven't ever actually had to deal with writers block, it isn't something I suffer from. Once I start writing on any particular project, the words almost always start to flow. It isn't really a case of lacking words, but more often, a matter of trying to keep my word counts from reaching enormous proportions.
On the off chance I do run into any sort of wall on something I'm working on, I shift focus to another project. I'm generally always working on multiple ideas at any given time, so switching back and forth between them is no problem. I usually come back to whichever one might have been the original problem child, rejuvenated and ready to complete it.(less)
Jim Goforth Everything! But, more specifically, writing itself. I love to write, always have done and well, if other people dig reading the things I write, that…moreEverything! But, more specifically, writing itself. I love to write, always have done and well, if other people dig reading the things I write, that makes it even better. Holding your own books in your hands and seeing your words in print is pretty damn cool too.(less)
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2018 WRITING WRAP


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This is basically an extended version of a Facebook post I put up earlier, which I figured I’d add here too, with a little more in it.


At the start of the year, some folks might recall me setting myself something of a challenge, which was to try and release either a book a month or the equivalent of that. At that time, aside from writing, editing etc. I wasn’t work...

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“Driving through the crowded city streets and gazing upon the bizarre stream of humanity had been quite an experience for the pair but walking amongst it, actually being trapped shoulder to shoulder with some of the city's freakish denizens was something entirely different.
Here the noise was amplified, loud with shouting, screaming, chattering, the sounds of traffic, the thundering of music from clubs and from hotted up car stereo systems, the wailing of sirens.
Miller felt diseased just striding amongst it, dressed in his blasphemous disguise.
Exiting the parking station was akin to being propelled into the outer rings of hell on a course which would launch he and Friar into the very bowels of the infernal pit AKA the Victory Ampitheatre where Satan's messengers would blast their horrendous music.

Sinister Cavan, coming in April in Axes of Evil”
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“Clasped in his arms like some dead dancing partner was a bloated, festering corpse, a seaweed tangle of hair swirling around a fright mask of a face, ragged clothing hanging to an almost entirely skeletal frame.
David could almost hear mocking laughter issuing from the cavernous, busted hole mouth, and feel grasping bony fingers clinging to him, as the scream began to bubble out of him into the water. He dropped it and felt what was left of the bloated water-logged flesh began to come easily away from the bone.


From 'In the Darkest Hour'-as yet unpublished full length”
Jim Goforth

“Aside from the, let's say, elegant decor and ambience you've created in that monstrosity you call a gathering place inside, you and your men haven't been much more impressive to me than fucking Corny. I thought combining forces with some likeminded souls would be an enterprising partnership, but ultimately I'm feeling a bit disappointed.”
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“Aside from the, let's say, elegant decor and ambience you've created in that monstrosity you call a gathering place inside, you and your men haven't been much more impressive to me than fucking Corny. I thought combining forces with some likeminded souls would be an enterprising partnership, but ultimately I'm feeling a bit disappointed.”
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“They belonged in the land of surrealism, a nightmare eluded and left behind.
Now he was entrapped in a new nightmare sequence, a real here and now terror dream, a frightening distortion of reality fraught with horrible possibilities.”
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“Corey was somewhat relieved to see the sunglow tempering the horizon with brighter colour, he'd almost been fearful that he was going to be doomed to dwell in darkness for eternity, never privy to another sunrise.”
Jim Goforth, Plebs

“Clasped in his arms like some dead dancing partner was a bloated, festering corpse, a seaweed tangle of hair swirling around a fright mask of a face, ragged clothing hanging to an almost entirely skeletal frame.
David could almost hear mocking laughter issuing from the cavernous, busted hole mouth, and feel grasping bony fingers clinging to him, as the scream began to bubble out of him into the water. He dropped it and felt what was left of the bloated water-logged flesh began to come easily away from the bone.


From 'In the Darkest Hour'-as yet unpublished full length”
Jim Goforth

“Driving through the crowded city streets and gazing upon the bizarre stream of humanity had been quite an experience for the pair but walking amongst it, actually being trapped shoulder to shoulder with some of the city's freakish denizens was something entirely different.
Here the noise was amplified, loud with shouting, screaming, chattering, the sounds of traffic, the thundering of music from clubs and from hotted up car stereo systems, the wailing of sirens.
Miller felt diseased just striding amongst it, dressed in his blasphemous disguise.
Exiting the parking station was akin to being propelled into the outer rings of hell on a course which would launch he and Friar into the very bowels of the infernal pit AKA the Victory Ampitheatre where Satan's messengers would blast their horrendous music.

Sinister Cavan, coming in April in Axes of Evil”
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Jim Goforth Saša wrote: "Hello Jim,

Doing good, what about you? :) Your books look very interesting!"


Cheers! :) All good here, always keeping busy.


message 13: by Saša

Saša Hello Jim,

Doing good, what about you? :) Your books look very interesting!


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Jim Goforth Maria wrote: "Hi Jim, thanks for the friend invite! : )"

No problems :)


message 11: by Maria

Maria Hi Jim, thanks for the friend invite! : )


message 10: by Jim

Jim Goforth Donna wrote: "Hi Jim! Doing good...thanks for friend invite :)"

No worries :) Great to hear!


message 9: by Donna

Donna Hi Jim! Doing good...thanks for friend invite :)


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Jim Goforth Sanitys wrote: "good evening!
things are swell , how are you?
thank you for the add , as a massive ..and i mean MASSIVE richard laymon fan i really look forward to reading your book/s . Plebs is currently sitting ..."


All going great here, cheers. Keeping very busy with writing and promoting :) Richard Laymon is my number one inspiration and influence indeed. Book Depository is usually where I get most physical copies too, no shipping charge to Australia is always a bonus!


Sanitys Cky good evening!
things are swell , how are you?
thank you for the add , as a massive ..and i mean MASSIVE richard laymon fan i really look forward to reading your book/s . Plebs is currently sitting in my wishlist on the bookdepository.com waiting for the next time i blow a decent chunk of cash on books!


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Jim Goforth Andy wrote: "I have just passed the halfway mark in plebs and I am loving it! Looking forward to seeing how it all ends.

Will you be releasing any more books?"


Cheers Andy, I certainly shall. I currently have a story in the heavy metal horror anthology Axes of Evil which is out now and a collab novel co-written by six authors (one of whom is me) is due out in a month or so. I have a collection of short stories in with the publisher at the moment, and I'm in the middle of writing two other full length novels. After that I have plans for many more. A lot of ideas to get out of my head.
Cheers again :)


message 5: by Andy

Andy Astle I have just passed the halfway mark in plebs and I am loving it! Looking forward to seeing how it all ends.

Will you be releasing any more books?


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Jim Goforth Nikki wrote: "Thanks for the invite, Jim :)"

No probs Nikki, cheers!


Ms. Nikki Thanks for the invite, Jim :)


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Jim Goforth Cedric wrote: "Thank you for accepting my Friend request!"

No worries man! :)


Cedric Nye Thank you for accepting my Friend request!


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