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Writing Prompt: Knock on Wood

Writing Prompt: Knock on Wood

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“Superstition is foolish, childish, primitive and irrational–but how much does it cost you to knock on wood?” -Judith Viorst

Your superstitions are much older than you. If you take that moment to knock on wood, you’re joining in on an activity to ward off anger and

Scary Out There: A Blog on Horror in Young Adult Fiction: A Chat with Kendare Blake

kendareblakeauthorphotoWelcome back to SCARY OUT THERE, the Horror Writers Association’s new blog on scary fiction for teens.

My guest this week is Kendare Blake, author of the critically acclaimed ANN DRESSED IN BLOOD. Kendare lives and writes in Lynnwood, Washington. She writes books, enjoys scary movies, digs trying new food, goes hiking and plays (she insists) really bad tennis.

JONATHAN MABERRY: Welcome aboard, Kendare. Let’s jump right to the big question upon which Scary Out There is built. What scares you?

KENDARE BLAKE: Uncertainty scares me. The unknown.

JONATHAN MABERRY: How so–?

KENDARE BLAKE: It’s a fairly universal human fear, …

Writers Strike Statement

The Horror Writers Association, on behalf of its writer members, stands in
support of the Writers Guild of America strike in seeking appropriate
compensation for writers when their work is distributed digitally, either
via DVD or Internet downloads. Although HWA is not a union, it is an
organization of writers that advocates for authors’ rights. Writers Guild of
America and its demands fall solidly into this category. All writers will be
affected by the outcome of this strike, and we stand in solidarity,
resisting those who seek to distribute our work on the Internet, DVD, or any
format without fair …

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