I joined this forum, hoping to find people willing to share and receive advice and criticism, mainly on short story writing. After a number of failed novel writing attempts, I began publishing my flash fiction for free (something people seemed to enjoy), and decided that I will stick mostly to short stories and flash fiction. Soon thereafter, I have self-published two of my stories in two days in the form of kindles, and am currently working on a third one.
My favorite genres include dark fantasy, thrillers and horror. My writing style tends to become more and more empathy driven. If characters don’t matter, the plot won’t matter. My biggest challenge is moving the plot forward once the characters are developed.
My favorite authors are George R.R. Martin, H.P. Lovecraft, Poe, Stephen King, Arthur Conan Doyle, Franz Kafka and Dostoevsky.