ANTIFA SPLATTERPUNK

Originally posted on Eric Raglin:
This summer, I’ll be editing ANTIFA SPLATTERPUNK, an anthology dedicated to–you guessed it–anti-fascist splatterpunk stories. In addition to pure splatterpunk, I’m also open to extreme horror with weird, bizarro, historical, or science fiction elements. Just keep it anti-fascist.  The anthology is open to all writers, but I would especially like…

A Quick Update…

I started my PhD in January, so I’ve been even more absent than usual. I apologize. I’m still working part-time for the university and full-time on my doctorate, which doesn’t leave much room for anything else. That said, I have excellent news: Arterial Bloom, edited by Mercedes Murdock Yardley, and Not All Monsters, edited byContinue reading “A Quick Update…”

Old Tales in New Clothes: Once upon the Internet

I’ve been super MIA from this blog during the pandemic, but not because I haven’t been busy! This post from Once upon a Blog came at just the right time; I’m working a lot with fairy tale retellings again, and here we have some fun re-contextualizations of popular fairy tales for modern times. Click onContinue reading “Old Tales in New Clothes: Once upon the Internet”

How Not to Write a Novel: 7 Things That Will Doom Your Novel

I’m currently plotting/researching my fifth novel and my first in about four years, so it might as well be my debut. 😛 I happened to see this article in my email today and had to share! You can doom your debut from the start with these 7 (tongue-in-cheek) strategies for flailing, and failing—or, you canContinue reading “How Not to Write a Novel: 7 Things That Will Doom Your Novel”

6 Plot Alternatives To ‘The Quest’ In Fantasy Fiction • Writer’s Edit

While writers the world over struggle to craft truly original stories, theorists spend their time identifying ways in which they are actually all the same. Joseph Campbell famously reduced the number of stories to just one: The Hero’s Journey, as outlined in his influential 1949 work, The Hero with a Thousand Faces. In more recentContinue reading “6 Plot Alternatives To ‘The Quest’ In Fantasy Fiction • Writer’s Edit”

Guest Post: Evolution of a Story by Cheryl Headford

Inspiration for stories come from all kinds of places, and sometimes it takes me on some strange journeys. My chains of thought are often…interesting, and it was certainly the case with Project X. It all started with a train journey to work. On the train, I was pondering a conversation two boys were having aboutContinue reading “Guest Post: Evolution of a Story by Cheryl Headford”

How to Overcome Fear as a Writer and Embrace Your Profound Courage – Helping Writers Become Authors

As fears arise–whether little niggles or life-threatening monsters–try these five ideas to help you use, live with, and overcome fear as a writer. Source: How to Overcome Fear as a Writer and Embrace Your Profound Courage – Helping Writers Become Authors

The Monstrous Feminine: Dark Tales of Dangerous Women

Just in time for Halloween! I’m in this amazing anthology now available on Amazon for Kindle, with print and Audible coming soon. Get yours now, and part of your purchase will go to the Global Fund For Women! Click the graphic for more… Enter the world of the Monstrous Feminine, where fourteen authors weave aContinue reading “The Monstrous Feminine: Dark Tales of Dangerous Women”