Terrifyingly Creepy Hotels

ARTICLE BY MIKE DEVLIN VIA LISTVERSE By their very nature, hotels are designed to teem with life, such as men on business trips, honeymooning couples, and tourist families with gaggles of sticky-faced children. Hotels should appear warm and welcoming, their employees indulgent to your every need. But when business dips and owners can no longer…

Thickening Skin: 6 Tips for Taking Criticism

ARTICLE BY ROBBIE BLAIR VIA LITREACTOR.COM Beginning writers are often told that they need to develop a thick skin. No one bothers to tell them how this is done or what exactly having “thick skin” means. Let me try to help. To start, here’s a working definition: Having a thick skin means you are able to: stare…

Creepy Urban Legends From Around The USA

ARTICLE BY OLIVIA ANDERSON VIA LISTVERSE Admit it, you still get a chill when you think back to the urban legends of your youth. Every child hears the stories: masked maniacs, ghosts, alien abductions. And they all must be true, because they totally happened to a friend of a friend’s cousin’s girlfriend. Why would you…

Leaping Into The Unknown

When writers who are just starting out ask me when it gets easier, my answer is never. It never gets easier. I don’t want to scare them, so I rarely say more than that, but the truth is that, if anything, it gets harder. The writing life isn’t just filled with predictable uncertainties but with…

Vengeful Ghosts In Folklore And Mythology

ARTICLE BY MICHAEL VAN DUISEN VIA LISTVERSE People often refer to ghosts as the dead who have unfinished business here on Earth. However, not all of that business is good, and there are stories from every culture of ghosts who seem to want nothing other than revenge against the living, usually for no reason other…