The #CoffinHop wasn’t only about meeting horror authors and enjoying Halloween’s festivities – it was also about winning goodies! I was super happy when April R Denton told me I won a poem she’d write for me, so I proposed to premiere her composition over here.
AM: You’re such a prolific writer: poems, short stories, and novels…where do you find your inspiration, dear Zombie Girl? What sparks your fire?
April R Denton: Music and my dreams are most influential. When I find the right music for what I am writing the words flow freely, but they also influence my tone in the piece.
AM: Me too! Some dreams have become novels – they were that good to expand! Give me examples of the music you listen to write a scene, like a fight scene or a more mellow, romantic one.
April R Denton: I let Winamp do most of the work for my by shuffling until I reach a song that gives me goosebumps. For a sexy scene I use Puscifer, Maynard always makes me want to do dirty things. For violence Morphogenesis by Scar Symmetry or maybe some Killswitch Engage.
AM: Cool stuff. So when you wrote my ♥poem♥, how did you come up with it?
April R Denton: To write your poem I read your blog and took words that described you. Then I used rhymed.com to find rhymes that would work well. I reread the poem about 20 times until I was satisfied.
AM: It feels personal, you did a great job:)
Here it is, folks. Enjoy!
Oh so tall
Anne, the wordsmith
For her words you’ll befall
***In honor of the macabre and gloomy, I’m giving away two – yes, 2!! – ARC e-copies of City of Hell – Chronicles 1 (horror anthology featuring 7 scary short stories) to anyone who subscribe to this blog and leaves a comment to this post. Drawing of the lucky winners on Monday November 28th at noon-ish, Mtl time. Good luck♥***
November 24th, 2011 at 2:58 pm
I was lucky enough to be the other winner of April’s contest, and I love my poem so much that I took a screen capture of it! April is truly very talented (she knows I luv her). I know this contest is about CoH (very excited for), but a copy of Tattered Souls 2 just happened to make its way onto my desk. 🙂
April – Happy Thanksgiving!
Anne – Bon Jeudi!
November 24th, 2011 at 11:04 pm
Aw, Jason:) Enjoy the creeps♥
November 24th, 2011 at 10:31 pm
How fun, your own poem! 🙂
So many of us use music as inspiration. I wonder what inspired the musicians?
November 24th, 2011 at 11:03 pm
November 24th, 2011 at 11:15 pm
Hello, Anne. I saw this over at April’s blog the other day. My favorite is the “Hazel eyes/dark obsessive/sweet surprise” part. Congrats on winning the poem.
November 25th, 2011 at 5:50 am
Greetings, ah, the creative possibilities when someone Gothic like Anne Michaud (fully qualified Spirit Writer) and Poetic, like April R Denton, get together. I think the poem is a wonderful eulogy for the deceased. 😉
Interesting use of music while writing- I either use it the same way, to help me get into the mood of the scene, or just put something on with a heavy beat to keep me awake while I’m editing…
November 25th, 2011 at 10:24 am
What a fantastically descriptive poem in such a short span of words. I think April has captured your essence Anne! Loved this! Wonderful stuff here! 🙂
November 25th, 2011 at 10:31 am
She is quite talented:)
November 25th, 2011 at 1:11 pm
Already subscribed… Love the poem and great interview!
November 25th, 2011 at 4:31 pm
Great poem and so very true to Anne!
Great interview as well, girls!
November 28th, 2011 at 8:13 am
Hello Anne, Thanks for posting this and thanks for the opportunity to enter the contest.
November 28th, 2011 at 12:46 pm
possible free book? I can’t get enough of those! I must say, I’m impressed when someone can pull off a short story, I always keep adding too much when I try to write one myself.