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Sick idea: how rabies spawned vampires and zombies

See on Scoop.itWriting and reading fiction

“What disturbs me is I smashed his mouth off, I smashed his teeth in, but he still wanted to continue in the attack mode. I was terrified at [its] resilience.”

(Chazz note: The above paragraph is *not* fiction!)

Robert Chazz Chute‘s insight:

At the link, you’ll find an interesting article on how non-fiction migrates into fiction by percolating through the mind of authors. That’s a key to creating compelling fiction: providing a context of verisimilitude. As I write, I’m frequently in deep research mode to give the reader a context that makes it easy for them to suspend disbelief. (Yesterday I spent the morning with a hiking and survival expert plotting a journey for Season 2 of my horror serial.) Have a look and learn at the link.

This might turn out to be the summer of zombies. (Gee, I hope so.) Between the release of the new Brad Pitt film, horror author Armand Rosmalia’s Summer of Zombie Blog Tour and my release of This Plague of Days, it’s going to be zombie-riffic! (Horror fans should check out Armand’s blog at armandrosamilia.com.)


Full disclosure: I use the term "zombie" loosely in This Plague of Days. It’s more 28 Days Later and rabies/rage virus-oriented than it is The Dead Won’t Die! Also, my infected cannibals are fast and it’s a terror/disaster thriller with a strange autistic twist. So there’s that.


Find out more about my coming serial at ThisPlagueOfDays.com.

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