Guest post: ‘Why I write about zombies’ by Armand Rosamilia

Why I Write About Zombies #dyingdays #zombies

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I’m delighted to bring you this guest blog post, today on the topic of all things ghoulish, just ahead of Halloween, by Armand Rosamilia.

‘Why I write about zombies’

Brian Keene is the reason. End of guest blog.

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I’d always been a huge fan of zombie movies, ever since being scared as a kid watching Night of the Living Dead. While everyone else was into vampires, I was the teen getting excited over zombie movies, which were hard to come by. Back in the days before the internet you had to actually go to a video store (no Blockbuster, no RedBox) down on the corner and hope that the mom or pop that ran the place were fans of zombies. I remember the closest video store to me had a huge horror section, but mostly these obscure slasher flicks. I had to go a…

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Guest post: Writing Female Characters by horror writer Armand Rosamilia

Writing Female Characters – Right after “Dying Days 2” was released! #dyingdays #zombies

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Tonight’s guest blog post, on the topic of writing alternative gender is brought to you by horror novelist, short story author and guest blogger Armand Rosamilia.

Writing Female Characters (As A Male)

My latest release, Dying Days 2, is the third book I’ve had the pleasure of writing about Darlene Bobich. She’s witty, has a great sense of humor, is far from superhuman… she cries, she has panic attacks, she gets depressed and hides under the covers for three days. Yet, when her life is on the line she can put a bullet between your eyes without flinching. In short, she’s pretty normal.

I’ve written many flash fiction pieces, short stories, novellas and novels over the twenty-plus years, and looking back, I see that (especially in the first eighteen or so) 99% of my main characters have been male.

Only in the last two or three years…

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“Dying Days 4” Coming Soon! #dyingdays

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The first draft has been completed, and it came in at a whopping 54k, about twice as long as previous installments of the Dying Days series. There was just so much more story to tell this time around, and you’ll see many new and old characters in this one. 

The beta readers are busy chopping it up and spitting it back out for me, and my goal is a mid- to late-June release. More details will follow once I get the initial edits back and see how bad it really is, then it will be off to my editor, who will further attack me for using the wrong words and faking where I thought a semi-colon went. 

Expect the release to coincide with the Summer of Zombie Blog Tour 2014 as well, where I’ll hang out with 25+ zombie authors and give you daily interviews, guest posts and teasers for all of our books. It will be a fun time. 

More details will follow!

Armand

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