Award-winning horror novelist Peter Straub talks about writing tools and “tricks” of the trade.  He talks about the process by which individuals can improve their own individual craft and how their life is actually “on the page.”

In a series of four videos over an hour, he talks about “5 Rules that Keep you from Looking like an Imbecile.”  🙂 It is a light fun talk. As an example, #1 is: Never begin two sentences in a row with the same word. Never begin two paragraphs in a row with the same word. #2 is Rhymes are not allowed. I think you see the trend. 😉

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

About the author

DayAlMohamed Day Al-Mohamed is author of the Young Adult novel, “Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn.” She is also co-editor for the anthology, “Trust & Treachery” from Dark Quest Books. In addition to speculative fiction, she also writes comics and film scripts. She is an active member of the Cat Vacuuming Society of Northern Virginia Writing Group, of Women in Film and Video, and a graduate of the VONA/Voices Writing Workshop.