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'The Crown Derby Plate' by Marjorie Bowen - An Excellent Classic Ghost Story as Comedy

In my last post, I mentioned how impressed I was when I re-read ‘The Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories’ edited by Robert Aikman, first issued in 1964. 1,143 more words

Gothic

How to Use a Light Touch in Heavy Moments

One of the most difficult things to learn in prose, whether it’s fiction or nonfiction, is how much certain passages ought to weigh. There will be moments that feel heavy, and so we write them heavy: longer, more drawn out, with more forceful words and images. 1,116 more words

Creative Writing Prompts

334. Bisexuality in SFF -- A Discussion w/ Cat Rambo, Cecilia Tan, and Matt Weiteska

Unicorn ninjas, terminology, and David Bowie, oh my! Cat Rambo, Cecilia Tan, and Matt Weiteska join Julia Rios and Alex Acks to discuss Bisexuality in SFF. 185 more words

Genre Fiction

Two Great Bundles on Sale Now!

I am honored to have short stories included in two great bundles that are currently on sale now!

Please click on the images for more information. 41 more words

Dark Fantasy

SEA Quest: A SG Writer's Thoughts about ASEAN Lit

SFF in ASEAN Writing

Who am I?

I write science fiction (mostly) and YA.  And things in between.

What draws me to science fiction and YA? 758 more words

Genre Fiction

Review: Ellroy, "Brown's Requiem"

James Ellroy, “Brown’s Requiem” (1981) –

I’ve already written pretty extensively on James Ellroy (https://www.jacobinmag.com/2014/06/a-red-with-an-fbi-badge). I think I was fair in my assessment of his major work — Underworld USA, the LA Quartet, and his autobiographical writings — but if I included his minor works the picture would probably be less flattering- he’s written a lot of confusing messes where his trollish qualities overwhelm his better aspects. 213 more words

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