Ghoul' was what my world looked like, growing up in the late Seventies and early Eighties, and what I thought it looked like. A lot of my personal experiences went into it.
Know your genre. Know your history. Read a book.
I've been a fan of 'The Defenders' since childhood, and Devil Slayer was always one of my favorite members of the team - especially during J.M. DeMatteis' wonderful run on the series.
Don't just rehash what came before. Find new things to do with it, in your unique voice.
Being a writer involves writing. You've got to commit to sitting down and writing instead of Xbox or Netflix.
I tend to spend a lot of time building characters that the reader will believe in and sympathize with.
In late 2001, I contributed a short story called 'Castaways' to an anthology called 'In Laymon's Terms,' which was a tribute to Richard Laymon, who had passed away earlier that year.
Jesus Christ-" "Is Not here right now," the man in black replied,"and even if he were, he could not save you.
Good ideas stay with you until you eventually write the story.