So, it’s like this: recently, thanks to Gwenda Bond and Jeff Vandermeer, I was afforded the opportunity to interview one of my writing idols — horror and storytelling legend, Robert McCammon. There was, of course, no hesitation on my part; the guy tells amazing stories. I lay the blame of my decision to become a […]
Monthly Archives: May 2012
“Whoever said that life is fair? Where is that written?” — Grandpa, The Princess Bride Last week I wrote a probably-too-cranky post about the bad apples bobbing around the self-publishing bucket, and that post got a little attention as it pinballed around Ye Olde Webnet, and as such, it received a number of interesting responses […]
You’ll notice a pattern in this list, and that pattern is: the first chapter serves as an emblem of the whole. It’s got to have a bit of everything. It needs to be representative of the story you’re telling — other chapters deeper in the fat layers and muscle tissue of the story may stray from this, but the first chapter can’t.
Happy Memorial Day, y’all. Very short post today: It’s a great time to be a writer and a storyteller. It’s not the easiest time, no. But it is a great time, just the same. We have more options than ever. The Internet has given us tools and connectedness. Our stories can travel lickety-split with the […]
You will get a random sentence and you will use it as either the first or the last sentence of your up-to-1000-word flash fiction entry in this week’s challenge. For instance, I got the sentence: “The textual silence swallows against the geometry.” I have no idea what the fuck that means, but it’s great.
It’s high time to finally answer the 80+ questions you crazy people asked me way back when. I may shorten some of your questions or correct your typos/spelling errors because I am an ass. Accept it. I will answer a chunkful of these at a time. Let us begin. “I really liked Double Dead. Any […]