It sure has been a while

This past summer turned out pretty crappy.  I don’t know why, but every time I make plans for an awesome season they end up in the garbage.  Much to my own disappointment, I didn’t get a whole lot of writing done.  However, I have had a bunch of spiritual awakenings, so I can’t honestly say the summer has been a complete wash.  Getting back into having a relationship with God has been amazing, and I only wished I had done it sooner.  I allowed life to get the better of me, made some bad decisions, and sank into a deep depression, but all that is done now.  New chances and new choices are ahead of me.

With that being said, I feel led to take my writing in a new direction.  I’m still going to write horror, but it will have a godly spin on it.  How am I going to do that?  I really don’t know, but I have some decent ideas.  Many will say that there is no room in Christianity for horror, but I disagree.  The Bible itself is full of stories of horror.  I want my writing to reflect a spirit of redemption, and I’m definitely not going to water down the gore (I promise!).  🙂

Will I get ridiculed for writing such stories?  Sure.  Why not.  But I honestly don’t care.  People write from the heart all the time.  Why should I be any different?

About Violet VanDoren

Violet is my name, and horror is my game. I read it, write it, and watch as much grindhouse/horror that I can get my hands on. However, I wouldn't say I'm an expert. I'm forever a student in the art of gore. As far as writing goes, I've touched on it here and there in the past. I've had some change-of-life experiences happen to me and then out of nowhere....BOOM! The call of being a horror writer exploded into my life. Yeah, don't ask. Too many details, too little time. I may post some excerpts once in a while just to tease you. If my writing fits your fancy then maybe you'll buy my books when they get published. I'll definitely keep you posted. If there's a book or movie title you think I would enjoy, don't hesitate to swing it my way!

Posted on September 5, 2014, in Musings and Other Random Stuff. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. I’m a Christian who loves to write and read horror so you aren’t alone. M.R. James was a religious man as well and he’s regarded as the Grandmaster of the Ghost Story. You’ll do great!

  2. I support you 100%. I’m also a Christian and I love to read and write horror. The great M.R. James was a very religious man and he produced some of the scariest horror fiction ever published.

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