The gate swings open.
Beyond the rusted iron bars, you see only darkness. A note lies at your feet.
Fresh, red ink reads:
I know what you want:
The secrets to writing a truly great horror story.
Enter my domain, and you will have what you seek – but beware –
Enter softly, and enter alone. There are things in this place that are best left undisturbed…
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Another great writer makes her exit:
Ursula K. Le Guin has passed.
But with her death, I do not want to mourn her…
I want to celebrate her. Her work. And what she did for the world of writing (and reading).
Continue reading 5 Best Books (for Writers) by Ursula K. Le Guin
One of my 2018 writing goals:
“Fail as much as possible.”
I want to fail at more writing projects. I want to get more rejections letters. I want to finish books, and have them completely bomb.
In order to do that… I’ll have to write more. Lots more. I’m talking mountains of paper and 1,000,000+ words that nobody will ever read.
Continue reading How to “Fail Better” at Your 2018 Writing Goals
Love Science Fiction?
I’ve got some great books for you that you might’ve missed in 2017.
Note: I have not read all of these. This is part “Amazing sci-fi novels I read in 2017” and part “2018 reading list.”
Here’s 9 fascinating science fiction books that came out in 2017:
Continue reading The 9 Best Science Fiction Books of 2017
Was The Last Jedi a bad movie?
Critics think it’s great…
…but for audiences, this is the worst-rated Star Wars Movies ever. Yep, even worse than The Phantom Menace.
I’m still on the fence.
However, there is one glaring problem in Star Wars Ep. 8:
There are too many characters.
Let me show you how they could have fixed this problem, and how you can fix this problem in your own writing:
Continue reading Too Many Characters? | A “Star Wars” Writing Tip