We open the episode with a toast to the late, great Edgar Allan Poe on the anniversary of his passing at the young age of 40. Then we discuss the first five chapters of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. 

We also have a great conversation about Bram Stroker’s contribution to the vampire genre, the origins of the modern vampire leading up to the creation of Dracula, how Dracula has established the classic vampire tropes we all know and love, and we talk about the narration and writing styles of classic literature around the time of Bram Stoker.

Even though this is a shorter episode, we cover a lot of great topics.

#75: Writing Talk With Author Benjamin Cross Drunken Pen Writing Podcast

We're joined by archeologist and author Benjamin Cross to talk about his new novel, Colony. But that's not all! We discuss a whole litany of topics.  Benjamin tells us what it's like to use his archeology background to help shape the world of Colony as well as how it helped with forming a more realistic setting for his horror thriller. We also discuss his writing process and how it has evolved over the years, the trials of getting his first novel published including working with literary agents and editors for the first time, and how he has been able to build up his social media following and the importance that has with book sales. We also touch on book reviews, creating characters, and the importance of pacing. There's a lot of great stuff in this one! You can find Benjamin and his work at: https://www.benjamin-cross.com/ Twitter @BenCross_author Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/benjamincross.author/ And on Instagram @benjamincross.author  And on Goodreads at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56807194-colony
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