Mr. Horne's Book of Secrets

Monthly Archive: June 2016

Hooked on a Feeling: Fear

It comes in two great-tasting flavors.

So Sorry, Once Again

In this week’s blog post, we get a continuation of the “Hooked on a Feeling” miniseries. This week’s episode is devoted to the sensational emotion we call “Fear”. But it’s still Getting Ready However, this week has been particularly busy…
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On the widespread use of swearing in kids’ shows.

John Horne is a new contributor to Mr. Horne’s Book of Secrets. He has a Ph.D in marine biology from James Cook University and writes a variety of genres.   It’s pervasive. You hear it all the time. Any show…
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Putting it to Words

The effable is preferable to the ineffible. -Primo Levi Things You can Learn from a Guava Fruit There is a school of thought that decries the physical world, the idea being that enlightenment is a purely intellectual exercise and that…
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Help is Other People

There’s no getting around the fact that writing is a largely solitary art. There are exceptions, of course. Writing TV shows being the most notable. And the bookmill industry sometimes relies on writing by committee, where a number of talented…
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Hooked on a Feeling: Inspiration

It’s a sacrificial rite for writers.