“Every closed book is also a memento mori.”
—Daniel Abraham (x)
2 days, 1 hour
“Brilliant short story writer Jim van Pelt once told me that whenever someone said there was a problem with the end of his story, it meant there was a problem with the setup of his story.”
“Now Dress Me in My Finest Suit and Lay Me in My Casket,” by M. Bennardo
2,061 words according to my word processor; 2052 by the magazine’s count… 11 more words
2 days, 21 hours
Read to Write Stories
Rahul Kanakia’s young adult novel, Enter Title Here (its actual title, not a typo) will be published by Disney-Hyperion in Fall 2015. His stories have appeared in… 1,109 more words
1 week, 1 day
This week I look at a story from the ever-excellent Clarkesworld.
“No Vera There” is one of those stories that simultaneously engages parts of my brain that appreciate very different things: in this case narrative and structure.
1 week, 2 days
Some university creative writing teachers don’t allow their students to write genre fiction: no ghosts, aliens, spaceships, vampires, or zombies unless they’re handled in a literary fashion (whatever that means). 1,226 more words
1 week, 3 days
I can always tell when the holidays are getting close – my free time evaporates.
This year we hosted Alasdair’s parents for Thanksgiving, which was lovely. 88 more words
2 weeks, 5 days