Homaging real life in fiction happens on purpose and subconsciously. In Rebel’s Edge everything is based on true events. The fiction comes into play only in the timing and some characters being constructs of multiples — basically paving the way things play out to serve the forward narrative. In Rebel’s Edge, I present the character of my mother in the way I viewed her from my past teenage self. It is a difficult mindset as, at that time, consequences were not taken into accou
One of the most important aspects of becoming a better writer is reading vast and wide. Reading informs of how the craft works. The fundamental goal of a writer is to tell stories — to intrigue the reader enough to follow the characters on their journeys of discovery. The basic tools of shaping the protagonist and antagonist through conflict come to play, as does the structure in acts. Each act can be dissected in chapters, which can be pared down into smaller sections — I us
Here is a Q&A I did perchance it would be picked up for an UK site with a great title, The Ginger Nuts of Horror. Since I am an unknown quantum in the horror world, I have decided to publish it here. David Sharp is a writer of creative fiction. A dreamer, he grew up identifying with the outsider from his teenage punk years on. His stories are filled with characters on the fringe of society, from troubled youth and thrill seekers to hardened gunslingers and mysterious loners.