Phil Earle with Darren Shan: 'The biggest teacher is yourself’

Published on: 29 March 2016 Author: Phil Earle

In this week's Writer in Residence blog, Phil Earle talks to the Master of Horror Darren Shan.

The author of the Zom-B and Demonata series talks to Phil about how Stephen King's Salem's Lot inspired him and how he learned to write.

Watch part one of Phil Earle's interview with Darren Shan:

In the second part of the interview, Darren Shan says that all storytelling is similar, whether it's films, books or graphic novels. Darren also talks about how his Cirque Du Freak novels were adapted into Manga graphic novels.

In the final part of this week's vlog, Darren Shan talks to Phil Earle about how good horror will feature a great story, good characters and a journey people want to go on. As well as blood and gore.

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