Richard Otten


I am a Dutch writer. My favourite themes are mainly thriller and horror. I’ve been writing and making up short stories since I was a kid. I love books and movies, which are a huge inspiration in my life. I’ve finished my first novel, Caroline’s Dagboek, and I am trying to find the right audience. It’s a novel with different themes, ranging from black humour to drama, and from thriller to fantasy. I draw inspiration from artists like Stephen King , David Lynch and David Cronenberg.

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Smashwords Interview

How do you approach cover design?
I'd like to use a cover that fits the story. I am blessed to be friends with a gifted artist (Edith Wawrowska) who already had the orginal cover design and i thought it was just perfect. For future projects we would like to work together again and find a nice design for the cover.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
1. 1984 - George Orwell
Great book that had a vision about the society of the future. A vision that's turning out to be very plausible

2. American Psycho – Brett Easton Ellis
Comically dark and intensely written, a lot more graphic and enigmatic than the movie

3. Song of Ice and Fire books – George R.R. Martin
Massive saga done right. George R.R. Martin has a real knack for writing intertwining storylines, fleshed out characters and big scale action scenes.

4. Chariots of the gods - Erich von Däniken
Could be seen as a fascinating work of thought out fiction. But some of the theories in this book just tickly the imagination “what if there is life in outer space?”

5. The Poet – Michael Connelly
Connelly is to crime novels, what The Wire does for TV. I love the Harry Bosch character (really hope the new tv-show gets green lit) but my favorite novel has Journalist Jack McEvoy as a persistent anti-hero. The story has a great mystery with a surprising conclusion.

There are a lot more books and writers I could mention here, but these are the ones I read and stood by me for several reasons.
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Where to find Richard Otten online


Kort door de bocht
Price: Free! Words: 37,180. Language: Dutch. Published: September 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Wat u nu gaat lezen is een verzameling van korte verhalen die ik in de afgelopen tien jaar heb geschreven. Het is een mengeling van zeer korte verhalen en verhalen die enkele pagina’s beslaan. De genres zijn zeer uiteenlopend. Dit ebook is totaal niet professioneel opgezet, ik hoop dat het op uw apparaat redelijk leesbaar is.
Caroline's Dagboek
Price: Free! Words: 76,850. Language: Dutch. Published: February 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(3.00 from 1 review)
Een elfjarige jongen wordt gekidnapt door een mysterieuze groepering. Dit alles leidt terug naar de dood van een meisje die dertien jaar geleden heeft plaatsgevonden. Een web van liefde, leed en offers, met een bovennatuurlijk tintje.

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