Author Archives: JackVolante
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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). […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]