I was reading on Twitter of someone asking people's opinions about which is the scariest Doctor Who story.
It gave episodes Blink, Midnight and Hide as examples. But it also gave the option of 'Other'. Well, for me it was 'Other'. The scariest story for me was 'Seeds of Doom' from classic Doctor Who where Tom Baker was the Doctor and Elisabeth Sladen played his companion Sarah Jane Smith.
The late actor Tony Beckley acted as the main baddie Harrison Chase and he was SCARY and evil. The photo above is of Chase wanting Sarah Jane to be stung by a dangerous plant. Chase callously murders people for for his unemotional plans. (Although the Doctor finally does win of course!)
You may ask why am I talking about this?
Well it brings to mind some of my writing. You see, my novel Deprivations: The Psychopath and the Child has had several very favorable reviews (in fact all five of the reviews give it 5/5!) And one of the reviewers wonders if I'm to be the next Doctor Who editor. I'm not going to object to that although in writing Deprivations, I wasn't consciously influenced by Doctor Who.
Yes the main baddie in that book is a violent psycho.
And, in developing that character, I did research psychopath views but in the psycho in my novel developed her views from a different angle than many I read about.
Mind you, the novel I'm writing at present (Imaginary Friends and Psychos) also kind of includes her in an odd sort of prequel you won't have come across before. (Or least I hope you haven't!) It's a very different book from the other two I've had published.
Now, what about my other novel? That is the one called The Ruler of Hell: The Devil's Sister.
Yes, you do get excitement and drama combined with violence. You also learn that the Devil and Satan are two different people but one of them in my novel is a former ruler of Hell.
That's just the tip of the iceberg in this book but, hey, I'm giving the story away.
Does this link to Doctor Who in some way?
Well, I'll leave that to you. I don't think there is but then a reader might have a different view!
A reader sent me an email about this book. She'd loved Deprivations and so she got The Devil's Sister.
The first three chapters of both books are on my website where you can also see the film trailer for The Devil's Sister.