Monthly Archives: July 2011

Riffing on Tom Piccirilli’s “All My Crushes Are Dead”

Tom Piccirilli is a great writer of gritty, character driven stories and novels that bleed from horror to thriller to western and back. He recently put up a lovely post about his interests, loves, desires and needs when so many … Continue reading

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Con Man Wisdom for Writers: Charles Willeford’s I WAS LOOKING FOR A STREET

I’m a big fan of Charles Willeford. He was writer of quirky, weird, often terrifying and funny books and stories. THE MACHINE IN WARD ELEVEN remains a favorite, and his Hoke Moseley books are tons of fun. Like a lot … Continue reading

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Chasing his own Star: An Interview with Jeffrey Ford

Like most writers, there are periods when I’m pretty down on my own efforts. I don’t mean the constructive kind of self critique we need to get better at our craft. I mean the unhelpful “I just write crap” kind … Continue reading

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How Mystery Science Theater 3000 Saved My Burning Brain!

We all have guilty pleasures that bring us joy that precious few of our loved ones share. MST3K would be one of mine! I’ve subjected my poor wife and more than a few friends to this madcap show, which consists … Continue reading

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Steve and Melanie Tem: The Man on the Ceiling Interview

Was thinking the other day about books that really shook up my brain. And of course there was that list of five deadly reads I tossed out in the wold. But I forgot to mention the incredibly moving and unusual … Continue reading

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J. Michael Straczynski, the Fear of Failure, and the Sting of the Real Thing

For the past couple of years, I’ve had an annual tradition of watching a lecture J. Michael Straczynski gave at MIT in 2009. The topic was on fighting the fear of failure to accomplish your goals, of maintaining a desire to … Continue reading

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The New Homeless Moon Chapbook is HERE! AND FREE! FREE! FREE!

The fourth installment of this weird, wild and wonderful chapbook series is here! This time, the theme is a shared world SF thingy. Check out the awesome cover and download all the skiffy goodness for FREE here! http://homelessmoon.com/chapbook/the-homeless-moon-4-available-for-download Each time I write … Continue reading

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