Fear, focus, and the future. Here, C.M. Humphries writes about whatever.
Excluded is Not for Everyone - But Here's Where to Find It
. . . especially if you find no joy in the following:
Win a Copy of Excluded - Like & Share
Oh yes, though it may seem like a bad financial decision for a writer, I am going to give away a few free copies of my book.
Well, with Excluded being an eBook, I decided to be a little more creative about said endeavor. I have designed custom-made wafer-style flash drives which will contain the preferred format of Excluded for a few lucky winners.
To enter the contest, all you have to do is LIKE THE FACEBOOK PAGE or tweet/RT something regarding Excluded (make sure you let me know). The drawing date is still TBA.
You can enter once by liking a post about the Excluded page and enter again by SHARING the link. For more details, go here. It's easy. Like it to enter. Share to enter again.
My Favorite Characters
One of the most common questions I have received is, What characters were the most fun to write.
On the whole, the entire novel was a lot of fun to write. I'll admit, though, there were definitely a couple of characters I had a sadistic blast writing.
ADAM COY - is an arsonist with a kick-ass last name. (Who wouldn't want to have it?) He comes from a rough childhood, which I won't spoil here, and ends up a murderer. He believes most people have the weapon of their demise right in their own homes, and tends to burn down any evidence.
Wanna learn more about him?
Mandel Marrel - is definitely a close second, if not equally as psychotic. Out of the disclaimer at the beginning of the blog, he's involved in about 15 of them. You can learn a little bit about the psychology of Mandel Marrel here.
What Kind of Novel is Excluded?
Excluded is a horror novel at the simplest level. It's a tale of six individuals who struggle to survive in the Douglas Residence. As my first novel, I like the idea of beginning with a house-horror. I'll be honest, I love stories in which the characters are confined to a horror structure.
Excluded is also somewhat aware of its genre. At the risk of coming off too dorky, I tried to install certain elements of the novel in which the trappings of a good house-horror are mocked.
For the sake of a comparison, I think if you like authors like John Saul or Richard Laymon, you may end up like Excluded. It's a leisurely horror novel with some social commentary and a whole lot of haunting images.
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Fear, focus, and the future. C.M. Humphries talks about writing, horror, and whatever.