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Intensive Writing Class Update

My writing life is a bit crazy at the moment. The reason? I’m on week seven of a sixteen-week intensive course on Contemporary Dark Fiction. It is an online course taught by Richard Thomas through Storyville Studio. And, boy, it is a lot of work. Most of last year I made monthly payments as my personal anxiety about the course… Read more →

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Excelsior! Goals for 2020

A decade has ended and it is time to look forward and plan for the future, again. Unfortunately, I didn’t do too great with my goals from 2019. 2019 Goals Improve my writing Set a regular writing regimen Lose weight Review every book I read Go backpacking Really, the only one of these I accomplished was ‘improve my writing’. And… Read more →

Blood Standard by Laird Barron

Joe Reviews: Blood Standard by Laird Barron

I’m pretty sure that I’ve mentioned sometime in the past that Laird Barron is one my favorite authors. He’s up there in my top five, fighting for the number one spot with Livia Llewllyn, China Mielville, Clive Barker, and Thomas Ligotti. I was leery of reading something not cosmic horror by Mr. Barron. Everyone else in the community seems to… Read more →