Pans in the Fire, Hands Writing Ire

campfire in a woods

Where's the line between Horror and Dark Fantasy? The question bothered me earlier this week. Is my classification of darker works appropriate? I've always heard the Horror genre defined by the author's intentions, along the lines of "Horror is anything meant to scare the reader." That makes sense, though it's strange to acknowledge that I… Continue reading Pans in the Fire, Hands Writing Ire

A Few Ways to Get to Publishing Agents

bird of prey in flight

Though my focus this month remains on my short stories, I know many of the writers I see online are holding on to completed book manuscripts in need of homes. Are you ready for an agent or content editor? Manuscript Wish Tracking I came upon resources for querying publishing agents that is now in Www-writing… Continue reading A Few Ways to Get to Publishing Agents

Water Cooler and Other Writing Forums

Empty seats in an industrial office setting

Does anyone else remember chats at the office water cooler? I was looking for images for this post and realized that mainstream corporate culture has changed so much that maybe people hovering in a corner at breaks for a chance to talk about personal issues with less of a risk of a disciplinary meeting is… Continue reading Water Cooler and Other Writing Forums

Three Line Poetry “in the Shower”

child within a shower

I made my first poetry sale! Prolific Press accepted and has already published one of my poems, casually titled "While in the shower" for my notes. You can read my three-line poem and the work of about fifty other writers in Three Line Poetry Issue #48. Issue #48 in paperback is available from the Prolific Press… Continue reading Three Line Poetry “in the Shower”