Author Archives: JackVolante

Sightseeing (the Dead) in Vienna – Crypt One

I’ve always had a macabre fascination with graveyards and anything to do with the dead. Halloween has always been my second favourite holiday of the year – after Xmas, of course. I love all that gruesome horror and Gothic vibe, but not so much that I go to work wearing guy-liner, or looking like a […]

Julian Gough’s Short Story Workshop‏ – part three

Parts one and two can be found here and here. After the Saturday ended at 4pm,  I went home knackered, but invigorated. I was fast asleep by 9:30pm. I was raring to go the next morning, even though it meant another 06:30 wake-up. Julian was his energetic self and once again gave us some great things […]

Julian Gough’s Short Story Workshop‏ – part two

Part one can be found here. So… after the fifteen minutes of writing were up, Julian went around each one of us to ask what we had written. Like I said previously, most writers had described (in great detail) the entire life of one of their characters. When he looked to me, I had to let my slightly […]

Julian Gough’s Short Story Workshop‏ – part one

I recently took part in a very enjoyable short story workshop led by the utterly inspiring, and incredibly talented, Julian Gough. It was run over a weekend, starting at 9am!? (Who the hell thought a 9am start on a Saturday and Sunday was a great idea?) It wasn’t Julian’s fault, nor the organisers, it was the only time available for this intriguing venue (WUK Vienna). […]

It’s free again – now with an extra 10% more electrons!

Grab it now whilst it’s free on Amazon (free sale ends Sunday 29th March). Nothing wrong with having a little bit of the chills run down your spine. Experience the impotent rage of a young man as he is forced into becoming the savage weapon of a mysterious necromancer.  

Sources of Inspiration.

For myself, music is a powerful source of inspiration for my imagination. Often when I find a new piece of music that I love, I will play it over and over again. Whilst I’m listening to it, a new scene will pop into my head. The more times I replay that same track, the more I […]

Force of Will: a short ghost story

Folks, I’d like for you to consider the short ghost story I recently published: Force of Will.  What if the last emotion you feel, moments before you die, is the only thing that defines you in the afterlife?  Force of Will is a short ghost story that tells the first hand account of one young man and […]