Reading well-crafted novels is a great way to improve your writing skills. May I make a recommendation? Maledicus: The Investigative Paranormal Society, Book I is a novel that I’d like to recommend that you read. The book will become a cult horror classic. It’s written by Charles F French. French’s writing does what I believe an author should do, he appeals to the “thinker” that lives in every reader. The book deals with a subject that enters all our minds, ‘what does happen after death?’ There’s a link to the trailer for his book at the end of this post.
Everything you read is instructive if you look for it. In this book, there are many great things to learn. For example, observe closely how Charles crates atmosphere using imagery and sentence structure. Dread is palpable.
You would benefit from adding his blog to your reading list. He’s a professor and that automatically makes him a student of great writers. He shares a lot of their wisdom in his posts. Check out his blog at URL frenchc1955.
The trailer follows:
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