Even though I grew up a comic book nerd, I'm pretty much over all the Marvel/DC Comics superhero movies. I used to watch them religiously at the movie theater - because if one must watch a big budgeted bloated bonanza of bombastic visual proportions, then it must be watched while on the big screen - … Continue reading What is Gotham Trying to Say about Interracial Marriages?
Hey! What's up?! Long time no speak. Everyone surviving these bizarre times okay? I must admit that I have grown accustomed to not blogging or socializing on the internet these past several months. Not that I haven't missed you, it's just nice to be engaged so heavily in the really real as opposed to the … Continue reading Is Writing Hard for Everyone or Just Me?
Colson Whitehead was born in 1969, and was raised in Manhattan. After graduating from Harvard College, he started working at the Village Voice, where he wrote reviews of television, books, and music... COLSONWHITEHEAD.COM 2016 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER “[A] potent, almost hallucinatory novel... It possesses the chilling matter-of-fact power of the slave narratives collected by … Continue reading Meet our 2016 National Book Award Winner
I'm not a very good writer, by which I don't only mean it in regards to what I've written, but also and mostly to how I've written. The act of writing pains me and I'll pretty much do anything mostly legal I can to get myself out of it. I guess the best way to … Continue reading Why Write, Dammit?!
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You know, seeing how we already have robots writing poetry and composing music, I assume we will soon have robots taking over as reviewers and editors, as well. I yearn for that day... You see, months and months ago -- essentially an eternity in our hyper-paced, brain-frazzling, tele-connected, continually-morphing-right-before-our-eyes day and age -- in an … Continue reading At least when the robots take over they will be much quicker in rejecting one of my stories…
Mysterious Characters and Unforgivable Acts of Violence by Jason Greensides One piece of writing advice that never set well with me – however useful it is at a practical level – is to know your characters: that you should be able to understand every little aspect of your character if you ever want them … Continue reading A Guest Post by Author Jason Greensides
Coming Soon HERCULES GONE MAD: Part Two LEAVE & Other Stories Short & Shorter It seems that some of you may actually think this blog is now about dogs and ramen. It's not. That post about dogs and ramen was an April Fools' prank. This blog has been and will continue to be all about … Continue reading Why We Are Here
Ha ha...what more can I say about the two submissions in response to today's prompt other than they both are frikkin' awesome and just the bizarre fun and wonder I was hoping for. The only problem is having to choose one over the other. I had pretty much resolved myself to the international standard selection … Continue reading Rub-a-dub-dub?! [Flash Fiction Friday Selection]
You know, some of our fairy tales and nursery rhymes can really make one wonder. Well, at least they make me wonder. For instance, I really wonder what the heck the impetus was for the creation of Three Men in a Tub. Rub-a-dub-dub, Three men in a tub, And who do you think they were? … Continue reading Rub-a-dub-dub?! [Flash Fiction Friday Prompt]
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Kurt kindly allowed me to hi-jack a little blog space to share my story – or at least a chapter or two. I’m sure by now you’re aware my novel, Hands of Evil, is the inaugural review in the new Indie Author Book Selection and Review feature (we really must help out with a new … Continue reading Melissa Barker-Simpson: Author of HANDS OF EVIL – Guest Post (A team is born)
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Ha ha...remember that Seventies show? No..not that That '70s Show. I mean that game show from the Seventies... Let's Make A Deal. Classic... What was that dudes name? Monty Hall, or something like that? And all those crazy contestants all dressed up in their crazy costumes... Man, that was awesome... Such an awesome way to … Continue reading Hey Author, let’s make a deal…
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Short version - No. Less short version - A big fat ontological and/or (your choice) existential, HAYULL NO! Look, Poet (and by Poet I mean it to include all Writers and all Artists and all Photographers and all Tree House Interior Designers and all...heck, I guess to me a Poet is just about any daydreaming … Continue reading “PRO” TIP: IF I CAN’T FIND YOU DO YOU EVEN REALLY EXIST?!