Zombie Author Devan SaglianiDevan Sagliani is the author of five zombie novels:
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About Devan SaglianiDevan Sagliani is a UCLA graduate and a native of Southern California. He and his wife currently reside in Venice Beach. He writes a bimonthly column called "Dark Dreams" in Escapist Magazine.
In a discussion with Dane Jackson, Sagliani explained his penchant for zombie fiction
"Zombie fiction allows us to start over and re-imagine the world. It gives us the chance to be heroic and selfless, as well as the chance to quench our blood lust and anger at how unpredictable and unfair life can be. When we read zombie fiction we can be equally good and bad. We can explore the darkest recesses of our soul without being judged. That’s what I love about it."He is an active member of the Horror Writers' Association. Sagliani cites Brett Easton Ellis, Thomas Pynchon, Anne Rice, and Chuck Palahniuk as significant influences on his writing.
Sagliani has written a zombie screenplay in addition to his zombie novels: Humans Versus Zombies. His movie has been sold in Germany and Japan as well as in the US. Released in 2011, Humans Versus Zombies was based on the role-playing game of the same name.
What Makes Devan Sagliani Unique?Some of Saglaini's advice to new writers is unique. Of course, he advises that new writers should hire an editor, and write daily. But, Sagliani adds some thoughtful alternatives to the standard wisdom. Sagliani offers some "insteads" that are very valuable and not run-of- the-mill:
"Take time to learn your craft and then treat it like a job you love doing. Read as much as you can, and write on a daily basis if at all possible. Find a good friend who reads fast and will give you good advice. Hire a professional editor before you submit or self-publish. Don’t get discouraged by bad reviews. Instead, see if you can use any of what was said to improve your writing, then let it go."
" Don’t compare your successes to the successes of other writers, especially more established ones that have been doing it longer than you. That’s the fastest way to drive yourself crazy. Instead, try to give yourself time to grow as a writer, to develop your own unique voice."
Devan Sagliani: Five Descriptive Links
- Humans Versus Zombies, screenplay by Devan Sagliani
- James Crawford's Interview with Devan Sagliani
- Devan Sagliani's Interview at Starry Eyed Heart
- Devan Sagliani's Dark Dreams at Escapist Magazine
- Horror Metal Sounds Interviews Devan Sagliani