Tag Archives: entertainment

Fantasticland

FantasticLand by Mike Bockoven will naturally be compared to Lord Of The Flies, and there are some similarities. Bockoven’s novel, though, is more nuanced and complex, and, honestly, far more frightening. To get my one gripe out of the way … Continue reading

Posted in Artists That I Admire, On Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Life Is Just A Party And Parties Aren’t Meant To Last

When I was putting together the stories that comprise Bad Dreams & Broken Hearts I wanted to include some kind of supplemental material from the world of Dracoheim. It seemed to fit the feel of the work, like the map … Continue reading

Posted in Artists That I Admire, Bad Dreams & Broken Hearts, Hard Weird, New Wave, On Writing | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

In The Year 2020

Okay, so writing 2020  as the date is probably going to freak me out all year. But let’s leave that aside and talk about my intentions for the new year. Last year I set my goal too ambitiously and I … Continue reading

Posted in Artists That I Admire, Hard Weird, New Wave, On Promotion, On Publishing, On Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Fantasy Can Be Murder…

Coming soon from Lagrange Books.

Posted in Bad Dreams & Broken Hearts, On Promotion, On Publishing, On Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Leaving the town in the keeping of the man who is sweeping up the ghosts of Saturday night

This is in reply, more or less, to posts made by some writers I know. First Alexander Hellene talks about the Mythic in fiction,  then Xavier Lastra discusses magic use as a plot element in genre fiction, and then Rawle … Continue reading

Posted in Artists That I Admire, New Wave, On Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Joe’s Sandwich II: When Mayo Holds

A while back I wrote a post in which I first introduced the concept of Joe’s Sandwich. I’ve been working a lot in the short story format and I find myself returning to the idea, and also to some ideas … Continue reading

Posted in Artists That I Admire, On Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Are you a storyteller or a storyshower?

If you write fiction you’re a storyteller. Other media–movies and comics, for example, show the audience the story. Fiction tells a story. The oft-repeated advice, “show, don’t tell” is good for filmmakers and artists, but I have become convinced that … Continue reading

Posted in Artists That I Admire, New Wave, On Writing, Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , | 11 Comments