Category Cool Shit

Cultural Appropriation and Newtonian Physics

This week saw a bunch of Canadian writers rant and rail on Twitter against the “mobbing” of Hal Niedzviecki for his editorial on cultural appropriation (perhaps more appropriately described as his lack of understanding of cultural appropriation). The folks in question are — unsurprisingly — white and privileged. Hell, one of the douchebags is an […]

Short Stories You Can Listen To

  This week I am reading Damien Angelica Walters‘ PAPER TIGERS. I’ve read some of her short work before and the opening chapters of PT reminded me that I loveLoveLOVE her voice. I found myself craving at times when reading wasn’t convenient: while walking Harvey the Wonderhound, cooking, driving. An audio fix seemed in order, especially […]

Gamut is over $40,000! Huge new add-on today.

Originally posted on – What Does Not Kill Me –:
We’re over $40,000! Wow. Thank you all for spreading the word, pledging, and upgrading, it’s been so exciting to watch us get closer and closer to our goal. Only five days left to get to $52,000. I know we can do it. Here’s one way…

#amreading: New LitMag on the Horizon: GAMUT from Richard Thomas

Yesterday saw the launch of the KickStarter campagin for GAMUT, a new literary magazine from Richard Thomas. I backed it as soon as it went live. You should back it too. We are already over the first $1,000 and have been selected as a PROJECT WE LOVE by Kickstarter staff. Great start! https://t.co/pXOlfuaTXu — Richard […]

#amwriting : Christie Yant’s Tools For Writers

As seen on Twitter, here is a link to writer and editor (think Lightspeed’s WOMEN DESTROY SCIENCE FICTION!) Christie Yant‘s Tools For Writers spreadsheet, free and updated for 2016. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1b9kMUG1hJClQ2Vx3CRyqioEb80rXYnkd6JbvCDs9-Pc … h/t to @christieyant #amwriting

#amreading : Two free stories from Sèphera Girón

Available today, two free short stories from the mind of  horror writer and editor Sèphera Girón: On Amazon.ca On Amazon.com You’re welcome. #amreading

#ShouldBeWriting: The Outdoor Co-ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society (NSFW)

It’s a new year. You probably made a writing-related resolution that you should be following through on. Instead, you are here, so allow me to introduce you to The Outdoot Co-ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society: We’re a group of friends, and friends of friends, and friends of friends of friends, and complete strangers, who […]

#ShouldBeWriting: Hysterical Literature (NSFW)

I should be telling you to write-write-write or read-read-read, but it’s bloody Friday and sometimes you just need to succumb to the desire. Hysterical Literature is a video art series by NYC-based photographer and filmmaker Clayton Cubitt. It explores feminism, mind/body dualism, distraction portraiture, and the contrast between culture and sexuality. (It’s also just really fun to watch.) http://hystericalliterature.com/ […]

#ShouldBeWriting: Stephen King WordSearch

I missed this when it came out, but our dear friend Susie over at Insatiable Booksluts posted a Stephen Kind wordsearch puzzle that is a perfect distraction from #amwriting. http://insatiablebooksluts.com/2015/10/23/activity-page-stephen-king-word-search/ You’re welcome! #ShouldBeWriting Follow the Insatiable Booksluts on Twitter: @thebooksluts

Enough #Adulting, time for some #Arcading

Working a bit on repairing an old friend: my little Rygar machine.  The cheap, undocumented monitor of unknown origin gave out, so I am replacing it with a nice shiny monitor that I salvaged from an exercise bike (never know where you are going to find things). After I got things apart, I had to take […]

Happy Halloween – My Haunting Soundtrack

Here at Casa Cheffo, we pride ourselves on the horrible haunting experience that we provide during this most wonderful time of the year. Way, way back, I used to generate soundtracks and effects on-the-fly like a macabre DJ. I wrote and released a piece of software that allowed you to send music and sound effects […]

A new favourite resource

I was cruising around LitReactor last night and happened upon a thread asking about Short Story Writing Resources. There was some discussion of Richard Thomas’ Short Story Mechanics course (which I cannot recommend strongly enough) and a few other links thrown in for good measure. One of those links, however, was new to me: ReadToWriteStories.com. I’m […]