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January 2018: A Monthly Update

January 2018: A Monthly Update

You may have noticed that January was a boring month here at Eclectic Little Dork. In fact, the only post I wrote was my 2018 intro post. And I didn’t even promote that post at all. Not on Pinterest, Facebook, or Twitter. Absolutely nowhere.

But the month wasn’t a total loss and February is shaping up to be better. Well, as long as I chug along and work my butt off!

So, in honor of the new month, let’s talk about how January went.

Gore Isn’t Scary!

Gore Isn’t Scary!

Horror is a genre of emotion. Its readers go into a novel or a short story looking for something that makes turning out the lights scary. That gives them nightmares which keep them awake for days. And the way a writer does this is not by slapping some blood and guts into a story—gore isn’t scary by itself, its gross. But by, if they use gore, making it count.