Motivational Quotes from Brian Keene

Everything can be grist for the muse. Sometimes, writers draw on personal experiences. ‘Ghoul’ was just that.

Brian Keene

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.

Brian Keene

Being a writer involves writing. You’ve got to commit to sitting down and writing instead of Xbox or Netflix.

Brian Keene

Don’t just rehash what came before. Find new things to do with it, in your unique voice.

Brian Keene

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.

Brian Keene

‘Castaways’ was a play on what if a reality show like ‘Survivor’ was unknowingly set on an island inhabited by a sub-human race of creatures? Readers have often asked me to consider turning the short story into a full-length novel. So I did.

Brian Keene

I tend to spend a lot of time building characters that the reader will believe in and sympathize with.

Brian Keene

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.

Brian Keene