Category: Writing

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 →

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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 →

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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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Preview for December Patron Story: The Pigeon Lied – Part 2

Howdy! It’s almost that time again. Time for another Patron exclusive story! And here, to entice you to consider becoming a $3+ patron, is a sample from next month’s story. This is part two of my current short story in progress: The Pigeon Lied. In it, Rob is a small time thief involved with the Hell-adjacent criminal underground. In part… Read more →

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Podcasts for Horror Readers and Writers

For this week’s blog post I thought that I would let you all in on a little secret. I’m going to share my favorite podcasts for horror readers and writers. This is Horror First up, we have This Is Horror. This is, by far, my absolute favorite podcast. I am a paying patron and highly recommend checking them out if… Read more →

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Halloween 2019 – The Update!

Howdy! It is officially the best time of year: Halloween! I love it when all of my social feeds get flooded with awesome spooky content. So what’s going on with me? Well, a few things. Patreon Adventures Yes. I still have a Patreon. If you have a mighty need for more stupefying fiction, that is the place to be! Every… Read more →

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The Update – September

Wow, my blogging habit is really dropping off. But I’m okay with that. If only there were another few hours in the day. But enough on that. Let me fill you in on the latest of stuff and things! First, some exciting news. I’ve collected a few rejections on a couple stories recently. But I didn’t let that get me… Read more →