Hello again! Happy Monday!
As you may already know, my short story THE LAST HUMAN has been selected to be published in A JOURNEY OF WORDS, an anthology of short stories to be released on September 1st through Scout Media. In the next couple of weeks, I’ll be featuring authors that will also have short stories featured in A Journey of Words on my blog to help share their great stories with my followers!
Today, I’m featuring the awesome M.R. Ward, whose story I read while camping… and instantly regretted, because it’s a spooky one! He’s a new author with a lot of great work ahead of him… I can’t wait to see what he comes out with next!
If you haven’t already, check out A Journey of Words on the Scout Media site and purchase your copy today!
Title: The Open Road
Synopsis: A weekend trip turns into a nightmare as four friends find themselves on a collision course with the supernatural.
What inspired you to write this story? I wanted to tell a scary story, one that would stick with the reader long after the last line.
How long have you been writing? A year, or twenty-five, depending on your view. At thirteen, I spent a year writing stories, but lacked life experience and technical knowledge. Twenty years later I began writing a novel, but quit after a few months due to self-doubt. I never stopped creating stories in my head, though, so in 2015 I decided it was “now or never” and have remained consistent.
What genre do you usually write in and why? Horror. I find it entertaining.
What else are you working on writing at the moment? I’m working on a short story that’s more along the lines of a paranormal love story. I’m also continuing the novel I started five years ago.
What advice do you have to give to new writers? You have to take a chance and really give your best effort, but that means putting in the time and doing the work. No one can write your story for you.
How can people discover more about you and your work?