Alen B Curtiss


Born in the southern counties of England, Alen has travelled extensively throughout the UK, living for a time in most of it's various different regions.

Now settled - for the time being - in the Lake District, Cumbria (local to Penrith), he has decided to dedicate his time to one of his greatest passions - writing. An avid reader, and a big fan of horror, fantasy, sci-fi, adventure, and anything else in between, Alen has decided to write in all the various styles that he loves.

With numerous short stories published in print and online publications, a well received short story published in ebook format, and various other short stories and novels being worked on when he can, Alen spends most of his time freelance writing for an eclectic mix of clients. He has also ghostwritten several works for a number of individuals.

As he has said - "Storytelling is a passion of mine, and being able to earn a living from it is a great privilege. To imagine a story, to be able to create places, characters, entire worlds, and be lucky enough to have the opportunity to share these creations with other people - well, what could be better than that? They say a journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step. I say a journey into the fabulous unknown begins with the first word on a blank page. Now, where's the wine?"

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I'm not writing (for myself or for others), I like to read - horror, fantasy, and sci-fi mostly, but I enjoy books in most genres too. I'm also a big fan of video games. I received a Commodore Vic 20 way back in 1981 when I was 11 (giving my age away there), and have been a gamer ever since. I currently have a PS4 which I use a lot to relax after a hard day's writing, editing, proofreading, formatting....
What is your writing process?
When I get an idea I quickly sketch out a beginning, along with a possible middle and end in note form, before I forget it. I'll then write at least the first few pages properly. It's important for me to do this, as it captures the tone in which I'd like the story to be written - serious, dark, humerous etc. If I don't capture the tone in this way then the notes lose most of their meaning for me when I eventually get round to reviewing them, I'll have lost the essence of what I wanted to write, if that makes sense. I also like to write my stories from start to finish, though on the rare occasion I have been known to write a scene from further into the book than I've reached.
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Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 14,020. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Horror » Crime
Driven by a need even he doesn't fully understand, the stalker is forced to play his game until the very end, forced to ensure he and his chosen Play Mate are locked together, as close as lovers, as the End Game concludes. It is his game. They are his rules. But what happens if one of his victims refuses to play his game? Will the End Game be completed, or will a new, more sinister one be created?

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