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HorrorNews.Net Reviews Night Terrors

HorrorNews.Net has posted a review of Night Terrors, the anthology of 31 short horror stories, which includes by short story “While Gabriel Slept.” Overall, they say: Creepy, macabre subject matter fills the pages of a Blood Bound Books first, Night Terrors: An Anthology of Horror edited by Theresa Dillon. Night Terrors is an anthology of […]

What Authors & Small Business Can Learn from Each Other, Part 1

Fledgling authors and small, start-up business faces similar challenges. Both are brand new in existing markets and struggling to get noticed among established names. While on the surface they may seem different, both writers and businesses employs tactics that the other can use: authors can learn some business savvy from small start-ups, and fledging business […]

Guest Blogger on Speculations

My article on using Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to understand and define tension in a story has been re-posted on ChiZine’s Speculations blog: http://chiseries.blogspot.com/2010/06/maslows-horror-archy-of-tension.html

Advice on Dealing with Rejection Letters: Let Yourself Grieve

Get a rejection for your story triggers the process of grieving. Though not as serious as losing a loved one, the process of denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance are the same. The trick is not the fight it, but let your mind work through the process and come out the other side ready to submit it elsewhere.

Story "Sold" to The Drabblecast

Norm Sherman of The Drabblecast (drabblecast.org) has let me know they’ve accepted my Drabble (a 100-word story) “Wall of Gloves”. (I say “accepted” and not “sold” since there is no payment for drabbles.) If you don’t know The Drabblecast, they run slightly offbeat, short speculative fiction. They ran “All In” by my friend Peter Atwood […]