Has anyone noticed an interesting trend in literary fiction lately, or am I going crazy? On a routine supply run to a local chain grocery store for the coffee shops I manage, I usually take a few moments to browse the latest books. They have one of the better book sections compared to other chain … Continue reading Are Chapters Getting Shorter?
Author: John McCool
Writing With Limited Time
One thing that seems to turn off would be authors is a lack of time, or at least a perception that they have no time to write. This couldn't be farther from the truth in my opinion. There is always time to write, but it's up to the writer to find where that time is … Continue reading Writing With Limited Time
Book Announcement: The Ruse
I'm pleased to announce my new release: The Ruse! So, what is this piece of fiction? The Ruse is actually a print version of my most successful screenplay to date in the festival circuit. It's a coming of age tale about a lone girl in a post apocalyptic world that seeks to find a home … Continue reading Book Announcement: The Ruse
Wicked Ones Released!
McCool Mythos: Wicked Ones is the next tome in the dark multi-verse of the McCool Mythos. Wicked Ones is the result of a long year of labor and love. It was by far one of the toughest projects I've worked on. Me and my wife welcomed our son into the world, as well as purchased … Continue reading Wicked Ones Released!
Life of an Indie Author
I was asked today on what it was like to be an indie author. I paused, unable to answer. However, now that I have time to reflect on it I believe I have an answer. Being an indie author is TOUGH. Imagine being thrown out in the middle of the ocean, you don't know how … Continue reading Life of an Indie Author
What makes horror so intriguing?
Horror is a genre that has been around for centuries, and it continues to be one of the most popular genres of entertainment. But what makes horror so interesting? Why do people flock to horror films, books, and video games?One of the main reasons why horror is so interesting is because it allows us to … Continue reading What makes horror so intriguing?
The Dark and Mysterious
Welcome to the endless worlds of the Dark and Mysterious! Hello there reader. Since you're here reading this, I assume you have a distinct interest in the writings of the Dark and Mysterious. But, what alot of people tend to ask me is: what exactly is the dark and mysterious? It's something that can difficult … Continue reading The Dark and Mysterious