Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Creepy Campfire Stories, a Prequel to Creepy Campfire Quarterly!

     I know I posted about this just the other day, but I just read through EMP's catalogue and found out they did an adults only version of this before as an anthology. Apparently they were so taken by the concept they decided to make it a magazine! I love new magazines as they breathe life into the horror writing world as they give us new inspiration for our own stories when we read a new style or idea. You read a story about a gunslinging werewolf and it gives you a unique look into a differing view on lycanthropy that can affect the way you write up your next werewolf story. I can't count the number of times I've seen a movie or read a story and thought about incorporating the verbiage or the style into one of my stories.
     This is not to say that one should merely copy a story as some authors do. Drawing inspiration is one thing, but ripping off a fellow author is just a cheap shot. Except in the case of Stephen King... he's written everything over his long career it's hard not to step on his toes. Every time you see a horror story making fun of organized religion, using spiders or implementing children as a medium for paranormal means, you borrow from the King himself.
     Anyway, I've kind of gone off on a tangent. The image to the right is also a link to Amazon, where for nine dollars you can get this new magazine full of creepy stories designed to make you look over your shoulder, or tell next time you go out camping and have a crackling fire in front of you with some friends!

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