Month: May 2020

Writing in the Time of Covid

I don’t know about all of you, but since the Covid-19 pandemic has engulfed the world my writing output has suffered. I want to write. I really want to write. But, some evenings, all I accomplish is staring at an empty page. In the last month, I’ve finally started to come out of my productivity slump, and I wanted to… Read more →

Double Exposed film photo of an alley door with a light leak

20 Short Stories That Inform and Influence My Fiction

Occasionally, someone will ask me what stories and authors influence my writing. That is a difficult question. Really, everything a writer reads in some way influences our writing. It all pushes or pulls our work in some direction. When I read a story that doesn’t work for me, I learn that I should not attempt something similar in my own… Read more →

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What’s It Like To Take A Long Intensive Writing Course?

My Contemporary Dark Fiction writing and reading class is finally over. Well, almost over. I still have a couple assignments to turn in and I owe critiques on my classmates’ stories. Want to know what it was like? Is a class like this something for you? Read on to find out. I will have 4 brand new stories after everything… Read more →