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Writer's Digest awards an Honorable Mention to For King and Country

For King and Country

awarded an Honorable Mention
in the Writer’s Digest Self-Published Ebook Awards

How cool is that?

Go get your copy now! For King and Country… 103 more words

Historical Fiction

321. The Immigrant Experience in SFF w/ Sabrina Vourvoulias, Rose Lemberg, and Bogi Takács

Immigrating, changing priorities, and translating, oh my! Sabrina Vourvoulias, Rose Lemberg and Bogi Takács join Julia in this two-part discussion episode about their personal experiences as immigrants to the United States and how that experience has affected their writing. 133 more words

Genre Fiction

Create Tension by Using Character Stand-ins

For my money, one of the most intense scenes in any film is the moment in Ridley Scott’s Alien when a character goes into an air duct with the goal of pushing the Alien toward an air lock so it can be sucked out into space. 1,281 more words

Creative Writing Prompts

Plot vs Prose aka the fight to be taken seriously

I recently read an article criticising, well, critics, for labelling Liane Moriarty’s books as “best selling fluff.” To be honest, I was surprised that Moriarty’s work was even considered fluff. 502 more words


Postmodern monsters

This paragraph from Judith Halberstam’s examination of what she calls the “Gothic technologies of subject production” entitled Skin Show struck me as also an interesting way to think about superheroes and supervillains: 384 more words

Book Review

#57. Get Out (2017) w/ Faridah Gbadamosi and Andrew Hackley -- A Shoot the WISB Subcast

White liberals, hypnotism, and.. Actually, that’s a huge spoiler so we probably shouldn’t say anything… Oh my! David, Trish, and Mike discuss Jordan Peele’s groundbreaking horror film, … 154 more words

Genre Fiction

Soil - James Kornegay

I came upon Soil by James Kornegay as I work on an analysis of Kentucky Route Zero, as it connected with the genre of the southern Gothic. 757 more words

Book Review