Bizarro Fiction is the confluence of everyday situations and horror turned strange. Charles W. Jones writes stories that fit into the horror, suspense/thriller categories. However, that is not all there is to his writing. Bizarro Fiction stories have a strong darkness in them, and don’t forget strangeness. Some have gore, while others hold to suspense. The one thing all the stories have in common is darkness, taking ordinary events to a different level.
WRITING WHAT I SEE BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE
WHAT IS BIZARRO FICTION?
SMALL TOWN BOY.
Charles W. Jones grew up in the small town Shoshoni, WY, and he managed to break free from its grasp with his soul intact. Growing up in a small town scared him to death most of the time. It’s very dark at night – really dark. To top it off, it is full of ghosts; well, that’s what Charles thought when he was kid. Turns out it was just the constant wind blowing dirt and tumbleweeds. Two of Charles’ novels are set in Shoshoni, Dreamwalker: The Second Plain and HOME A Novel.
Music has always been a great contributor to Charles’ life, by means of not only entertainment, but personal soundtrack. When he writes, he listens to different types of music to set the mood of the scene he is writing. Eurythmics will always be at the top of his playlist, but many other bands and genres occupy his mind.
There isn’t a part of the horror genre Charles doesn’t like. He likes it creepy, filled with suspense, or even brutal with intense torture scenes. His favorite horror movies have always been the slasher movies; give him the gore. Clive Barker is Charles’ greatest influence, but is also inspired by Lewis Carroll, Stephen King, and Frank Beddor. Real life is a large contributor to his writing, where he finds beauty in the most unexpected places.
Charles is always thinking of the next story. Characters and places come to him, and he works out who and where they are. Or, he is reading something unexpected. His favorite authors aren’t the only thing he picks, he reads books which aren’t within his genre to keep ideas flowing.
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