Plot Structure of James Herbert’s The Rats

I stripped James Herbert’s classic horror novel The Rats down to its plot outline, and here’s how I did it. The edition of Herbert’s novel that I read has 200 pages. Taking a basic plot structure and fitting the page numbers of The Rats into the structure, I knew I’d be looking for plot points … Continue reading Plot Structure of James Herbert’s The Rats

Research for Nanowrimo 2019

These are the books I am reading in preparation for my National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo) project in November. There are three nonfiction books to expand my knowledge base. (“Write what you know.”) And there are three critter-horror novels to help me get a grip on: What techniques do and do not work well when … Continue reading Research for Nanowrimo 2019