Yay, my contemporary short story, “Lucretia’s Hum,” was accepted into Rayne Hall’s upcoming Gothic anthology! Woohoo! Hall is a talented short story author, particularly quiet horror and Gothic horror, and I’m stoked that she liked “Lucretia’s Hum.” Stoked isn’t very Gothic. Let's see . . . I’m chuffed to be accepted into Hall’s anthology.:-) Lucretia … Continue reading Short Story Accepted!
Here are the fiction and nonfiction books I read during the last three months. It LOOKS like I read a lot, but there are quite a few short stories and novellas, so I didn't really read that many pages. Anyway, I'll attempt a coherent, one-sentence review for each without cheating and stringing a bunch of … Continue reading One-Sentence Reviews: My 3rd Quarter 2021 Reads
Psst, hey writers, they are PAYING magazines! These are some of my favorite magazines. All of them are literary, and all of them have a dark (or at least speculative) vibe. I also listed a story from each that sticks in my mind: 34 Orchard I’ve enjoyed every poem, image, and story 34 Orchard has … Continue reading Four Fab Dark Fiction E-Zines
I participated in the “All the World’s a Page” Shakespeare-themed reading challenge and learned four writing concepts I can apply to my own stories. BAND OF BROTHERS. Read a book with multiple points of view or an ensemble cast.I read The Faulkes Chronicles by David Huddle. I learned that a plural first person narrator works … Continue reading August’s Shakespeare-Themed Reading Challenge: What Bill Taught Me
I am participating in the All the World’s a Page read-a-thon. (All the World’s a “Page” hahaha!) I heard about this Shakespeare-themed August read-a-thon through one of my favorite YouTubers, Olivia-Savannah. (Her link and others below.) Seriously, Olivia-Savannah is brilliant (she speaks and reads THREE languages), and she's much wiser beyond her twenty-something years. Her … Continue reading A Shakespearean August
Yes, my 3rd quarter goals. But first, how did I do on the goals I set for the first half of 2021? I had a goal of writing three novellas. (One of them was already in a Nano draft phase.) 1st half of 2021: Write and edit 3 novellas. FIRST NOVELLA: Done, in an editor’s … Continue reading 3rd Quarter 2021 Writing Goals