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Thanks for stopping by Fiction Tips Weekly. This blog is one of the primary blogs hosted by me, Cyrus Wraith Walker. You will find many goodies here.

New writer's can occasionally find tips on writing fiction from myself and other published authors.

Reviews and Interviews, publishing industry news, and information about the horror fiction market. Recently I've been on the lookout for Dark Artists, Authors of Dark Fiction, and CG Animation Artists. So come join us at FTW and share your form.

If you are an author, artist, or CG animator with a recent work or desire to promote your past works, or you'd like to share advanced techniques with the online community, you can contact me for a guest spot at

Sunday, May 1, 2011

The 11th Annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival & Screenplay call for entries is now open


In 2007, Screamfest discovered and premiered PARANORMAL ACTIVITY

 Could you be next?

 Screamfest launches careers. Are you next?Winning screenplays have been optioned and purchased. Four of our past Screamfest winning directors have now directed for Sam Raimi and others have been attached to studio films as a result of Screamfest.

Screamfest takes place Oct. 14th – 23rd, 2011 at Grauman’s Mann Chinese 6 at Hollywood and Highland in Hollywood.  Screamfest showcases talented genre filmmakers and writers from around the world to the entertainment industry in order to help further their careers.

Film judges include producer Craig Perry (Final Destination, American Pie), Emmy-winning special effects master Greg Nicotero, producer Joe Daley (Clive Barker’s Seraphim Films) and legendary producer and director Sean S. Cunningham (Friday The 13th).

Moviemaker Magazine listed Screamfest Horror Film Festival as one of the “25 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee.”

  Film submission date deadlines:
Early deadline: June 15, 2011
Final deadline: August 15, 2011          

Screenplay submission date deadlines:
Early deadline: June 15, 2011
Regular deadline: September 5, 2011  

Final deadline: November 1, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

FTW Presents Author JE Gurley

JE Gurley was born in Corinth, MS in 1954, a city steeped in Civil War history - Shiloh, Brices Crossroads, Tenn. River, Battle of Corinth. He incorporates history in his stories whenever possible. He writes science fiction, horror and fantasy novels as well as short stories. He is a retired Atlanta chef and now resides in Tucson, AZ with his wife, Kim, and two cats, Elsie and Shoes. His Recent novel, Hell Rig
is one of the newest releases by Damnation Books. It is a rich blend of supernatural horror, voodoo, world oil commerce, and the living dead. This enticing story has no end of action and suspense. Beautifully written.

Lisa Love had always thought of the Vodun Loas as Saints. She was not prepared for the death that stalked the decks of rig #13 as Loas take sides in a battle that could destroy the gateway between life and death.

You can find Gurley and his works at Damnation Books, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at his official website. He will be attending the 2011 World Horror Convention in Texas. He invites all that have the wherewithal to him at the convention where he will be signing copies for the general public

Other works by Gurley include The Legend of Tallor The Avenger & Other Tales from the Seven Lands, and Father Blood: Demon Spawn. Gurley delights in the macabre, and writes in the science fiction, horror, and dark fantasy genres. You can contact him at

Sunday, April 10, 2011

FTW Presents: UK Author Fiona Dodwell

Fiona Dodwell lives with her husband in the UK. She has studied a peculiar mix, from theology and drama to film studies and psychology. She is passionate about horror, both in film and literature, and grew up nurturing her dream to one day write horror herself. Over recent years she has written many poems, short stories and novels.
The Banishing - her first full length horror novel - is now available in paperback and e-book with publisher Damnation Books.

Melissa must quickly find the answer to these questions, because Mark is changing, and fast. Soon her fight will be for her life, as well as for her marriage.

Fiona on the Web: 

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