Amazing things happen when you say YES

Writing a novel is an arduous task. Then you have to add marketing and publishing on top of that.  I am writing two novels at the same time, this has become a common practice for me, plus I have the blog and the day job.

Yada-yada, you all know the drill. 

I’ve also been asked to attempt some new tasks that were quite frankly, scary.  I took a deep breath and said YES! I mean what’s the worst that can happen? It’ll turn out to be crap and we’ll all move on.

So what’s the task you ask?

October 22 2017, I was approached by my friend Lisa Crawford, she wanted to know if I would be interested in writing a 15 minute horror script for a film festival. 

I’ve never written a script before, I don’t even know what that looks like. And I said, “I can try.” 

I googled “HOW TO WRITE A SCRIPT” and then I wrote it. 

On October 23 2017 I sent her the first draft, and she loved it. 

Films, even short ones, take time. On Feb 1 2019, we had the first “unofficial” wrap party. The film is in editing and will soon be submitted to many festivals. That means I can’t share with you all – YET – but I can share the progress along the way.

WATCH TRAILER NOW :  https://sofy.tv/viewer/film/death-game-

 

Now imagine if I said, “No, I can’t do that.”  None of the above would exist.

It’s okay to try and fail, it’s not okay to be non-existent.

You can follow Death Game Film on

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deathgamefilm/?tn-str=k*F

Twitter: https://twitter.com/deathgamefilm

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deathgamefilm/?hl=en

You can also join the demon, where new postings list, calls for future stories will happen and more #Brimorie https://www.facebook.com/demonoftechnology/

DEATH THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT on google play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.technocannons.DeathGame

I must give shout out to my amazingly strong, beautiful, intelligent, and supportive friend Jackie. She has been beside me, there for me, and cheered me on from the start of my journey. Thank you xoxo

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What have you done that scared you but you did it anyway?

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THE USED

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Jeremy Samuelson an ex Canadian Security Intelligence Service agent is one of them.
Four months after his mysterious disappearance, Jeremy reappears, but in his mind no time has passed.
The government fear another country had taken him to use against Canada. They worry he’s been implanted with a devious plan deep in his psyche, to active as needed. Through forced hypnosis he begins to remember things.
Strange otherworldly things, that neither himself or the government can believe, and other people. People who he remembers he cares about, and who he will need.
Jeremy sets off , against the governments wishes, to reunite his amnesic friends and bring back their memories, to prepare them for a fight to save the entire universe.

 

WIFE N’ DEATH

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THE DEAD LIVE ON

Angelica committed murder/suicide to end her troubles. What came next was worse than her tortured life. In purgatory, she is stalked by the one she killed with no way out.
Until one day, something beyond her control changes.
Crystal runs from her past to a new house, in a new town, in a nice neighborhood. She believes this will be the best new beginning for her little girl. Not long after moving, her daughter begins to act out of character and Crystal blames herself for the change.
Only Angelica knows the truth; that these women should not be in her house. Now she must find a way to stop what she started, to save the innocent and break her own bonds.

Or is it already too late?

 

THE CIMMERIANS 

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***Note special free short “The Followers” at the end of the book, approx eight pages. This story can be read before as a prologue, or after for fun.

When Emersyn fled the big city for a quieter life in the Midwest, she left all her troubles behind – or so she thought. She quickly discovers her quaint new home has a past of its own. Ten years prior a young woman killed herself inside the front door. Since that fateful day, the locals avoided the house. Not one to believe in the supernatural, Emersyn, along with a new friend, take it upon themselves to conduct a seance for answers.
They get much more than they bargained for when they awaken an ancient evil. The same evil that haunted the past resident.
Now they must scramble with little time to stop it. When Emersyn’s past comes back to haunt her, and innocent people get hurt, she has nowhere to turn. Until a police officer inserts himself into her life, together they will do what they can to put an end to the deadly shadows forever.
Can evil this powerful ever truly die?

 

KEPT

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THE HORROR OF ENTRAPMENT

Twelve massive ships leave the dying earth, heading into the great unknown, seeking new life among the stars.
One of the ships, GAIA, crashes on Kepler, which is already inhabited.
Now at the mercy of the alien race, the humans are held in an underground cavern. Would they still have gone knowing that they would be stripped of all humanity?
Under the constant eye of the aliens, a few men discover there may be a way out of the cavern.
But to where?
How will they escape and what will they encounter if they succeed?

 

 

CATACLYSM 

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CREATURE FEATURE

A small Rocky Mountain community is plunged into fear when their sweet old librarian is found mutilated. She was alone in a locked apartment, with only her cat as a witness.
Her death is only the beginning.

It’s up to Chief Salinger to solve the crimes. With the help of a hot new reporter and some tough local kids, they discover something more terrifying than a murderer.

When the medical examiner cannot comprehend the state of the body, he ships it off to Vancouver for help. That triggers the Army to step in and take over.

Will Chief Salinger be able to save his town from a force beyond our comprehension?

Or will the Army destroy it to keep a secret from the world?

Are you afraid of who is locked in your house with you at night?

You should be.

 

SUDDEN DEATH

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CAMPY HORROR

Death.
There’s An App For That.

When James’ roommate vanishes, he begins to investigate.
After finding his friend’s phone, frozen, locked in a mysterious game loop, James elicits the help of fellow students to uncover the mystery.
They soon discover that this is no regular game.
What they find is more than a game. Much more
Whatever you do, don’t click ‘download now’, or you’ll be next.

 

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What is Horror?

Horror as defined  by Dictionary.com

noun
  1. an overwhelming and painful feeling caused by something frightfully shocking,   terrifying, or revolting; a shuddering fear

 https://www.dictionary.com/browse/horror

Why do we love it so much?

My personal theory – I am not going to get into the actual psychology of it, or steal others thoughts. I feel as though horror represents a deep, mysterious, unknown that draws people. At least it does for me. It’s the curiosity that drives us humans.

The “other” big unanswered questions.

Are ghosts real?

Will the dead ever rise?

What is that noise in the dark?

What makes the serial killer tick?

Why can some people be compassionate and generous, while others take pleasure in anothers suffering?

Secondary, the need to have a different emotion. To be happy, sad, angry, thrilled, and terrified, all the things that let us know we are alive.

 

How we we as authors fit into this niche?

I want to discuss the long career of none other than Dean Koontz.

WHY?

Because he is a great example of a writer pigeon-holed in the bookstores. My personal opinion of this is because it’s easier! I find few of his books to be right out horror. Many are thrillers, or suspense, and most are conspiracy theories. All of them excellent works of fluid language and characters we care about – but not horror.

The first book he published in 1968 was a Science Fiction, Star Quest. He went on to publish book after book, in various names, from Sci-fi, to suspense, to horror. His first commercial success was Whispers, under his own name, in 1980.

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This shows us writers that the struggle is real! The work is arduous and rarely is any author an over night sensation.

Anyone who reads my work are apt to say, “this is not horror,” and they would be correct. I have perhaps one – in your face – horror, Sudden Death. It’s cheesy, campy, b-movie material and I love it.  Some hate it.

My others are more creature feature suspense, paranormal (without the sappy romance), occult perhaps? The defining lines are hard navigate. Therefore I stick to the lose and unwritten bookstore rules and shelve myself along with Mr. Koontz & Mr King in horror.

My hard core horror loves are, (not in any order) Ramsey Campbell,  Richard Laymon, Clive Barker, Philip Rickman and the also straying Robert McCammon…there are more but this list can go on and on.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on why you like horror. The horror gig as a writer and share your favorites too.

Happy Horror Month!

Support Indie

Have you ever wanted to be in the arts?

Or want your name in IMDB? 

But you’re not an artist – or a movie star?

 

Here’s your chance!

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Help an indie filmmaker to bring the Demon of technology to life and get your name listed as an executive producer on IMDB

The short film was written by me, based on my creation of the Demon Brimorie, from the novella, Sudden Death. 

Tagline “Death, there’s an App for that.” 

 

 

 

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Please SHARE and ask others to share, the wider we go the better chance we have.

We all thank you for that one click! 

 

 

 

Defeating the naysayers

To those who say: Just because you can write doesn’t mean you should.

My reply: Why not? Your right is my wrong – here’s why – There will always be tough critics, judgemental jerks, and trolls. Never let them tear you down. If you are ever feeling beaten down and inadequate check back through history.

Let’s begin with art.

How do you compare Michelangelo, considered the greatest living artist during his lifetime https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelangelo

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                                                                   TO:

Barnett Newman, seen as one of the major figures in abstract expressionism and one of 30-40-lot-17the foremost of the color field painters    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnett_Newman

 

 

 

 

 

This Blue Painting Sold for $39 million…….Art is clearly in the eye of the beholder.

 

 

 

A Streetcar Named Desire, which is often regarded as among the finest plays of the 20th century. The movie winning Academy awards.    A-Streetcar-Named-Desire.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Streetcar_Named_Desire

TO:

 

 

the room

 

 

The Room hailed as one of the worst films ever made.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Room_(film)

 

 

 

To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee

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Reviews  from Amazon:

5* I was never required to read this book while in school but I believe I would have loved it anyway!! I recommend this book to everyone!!

1* I found absolutely nothing to recommend this book at all and I will certainly not waste money on buying the prequel.

TO:

 

 

 

50 Shades of greydownload

Reviews  from Amazon:

5* What’s not to love about this book. It’s definitely unique and fun to read.

1* Oh my god if this wasn’t an ebook, I’d have hurled it out the window by now. So badly written. SO badly written.

 

 

 

 

Therefore, if you like Horror such as:

 

 

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Reviews  from Amazon:

4* Horror stories make me giddy, excited and really creeped out.

3* None of the characters ever take responsibilities for their actions, and the police and school investigations regarding the possession just didn’t seem plausible.

 

You may enjoy my campy tale of terror :

 

Sudden death by Theresa Jacobs

Reviews  from Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Theresa-Jacobs/e/B01BAS13T2
Nov 2016 Horror Novella – Campy Fun

5*If you enjoy The Evil Dead series and The Exorcist, you will love getting to know Brimorie.

2* ‘Sudden Death’ has a great concept. I just feel that it would have been better written as a script to a supernatural/horror television show than this story.

Get it here:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MQOPDE7

 

 

 

 

In conclusion – from art to movies to books, everyone has their own likes and dislikes. Freedom of speech and expression allows us to not only share all this with the world but say whatever we want about it too.

Keep being yourself, keep working at your craft, and be proud of everything you’ve accomplished.

 Happy writing folks, Theresa

http://theresajcbs.wixsite.com/authorpage

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