Standards!

I’m a small press author. While I hope to one day make it to the big leagues, so to speak, right now I’m with a few different small presses, and that’s just fine by me. The majority of the presses I’ve worked with have been…

Feed me, Seymour!

♪♫ Feed me all night long! ♫♪ Ahem. Ok, that’s enough musical interlude. Time to get down to brass tacks. The “feed” in the title isn’t so much a reference to Little Shop of Horrors as it is a reference to feedback, and in a…

Tools of the Trade

There are a lot of things out there that can help writers be more productive. As I work in tech during the day, I enjoy using tech to help me by night… err, not really night, but as a writer. Sometimes I write at night……

How To Ask For Help

On the heels of my last post, and some quasi-related stuff I’ve seen around lately, I decided to step in with this: a handy guide to who, when, and how to ask for help as a newbie author. No, I’m not starting an advice column……

The Un-Buddy System

So there have been these… shall we say rumors?… going around for quite some time now about a secret organization of successful horror writers (referred to as “The Buddy System”) who act as gatekeepers for the genre, only to their own devious ends. They supposedly…

The Doctors: Flash Story

Topic “Competitive Vivisection” as suggested by Garrett Cook. The Doctors Doctor James Vander scrubbed his hands vigorously, working the creamy pink soap into a rich lather over his skilled hands. Behind him, the door swung open, swooshing almost soundlessly on its oiled hinges. Jim glanced…

Epilogue

It’s been 10 days since my initial post about my experiences with Undead Press. Other authors such as Mandy DeGeit and Lincoln Crisler shared their experiences as well, with Mandy’s post going viral and thus drawing tons of attention to Anthony Giangregorio and the way he…

Suffering in Silence

A few months back, I wrote a two part short zombie-esque story entitled “Rejuvenation/Rejuvenated”. I liked the story from the moment I got the idea. I thought it would be cool to show what the scenario looked like from multiple perspectives without retelling the same…