Category Cool Shit

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 […]

Business owner makes money by hiring disabled workers

How often do we miss truth because we fixate on charity, compliance and political correctness? Too often.

Insatiable Booksluts: The Sandman Group Read

Last year, I gave my my treasured Sandman TPBs to my  (then 13YO) son. They sat on his bookshelf displayed and unread. It’s time for that to change. sj and the Booksluts are doing a group read of the whole series, so I am going to reclaim my book and see if I can get elder […]

Embracing the odd

Since some of us having been talking about smart, literary genre fiction, now seems like a good moment to point to the good folks at ChiZine as the finest example I know.

CZP books are also available by subscription

CZP books are also available by subscription This is the most exciting news of 2014! ChiZine is offering e-books copies (ePub, Mobi, PDF) of their entire 2014 lineup for only $99. That’s 23 books, folks, and there are some doozies in there. You won’t want to miss Fearful Symmetries (edited by Ellen Datlow) or Imaginarium 2014 (edited […]

Cheffo’s not here man. He’s guest posting over at Snobbery.

Today, sj over at Snobbery has foolishly generously thrown open the gates to allow me to share my thoughts on re-reading the work of J.R.R. Tolkien. I really enjoyed writing this piece and I learned some things about myself and about the power of theme. You really should go read it! What I Do On […]

Sherlock Many Happy Returns (Mini-Episode)

Best of 2013: Books on Craft

2013 has been the year when the craft of writing started to make sense for me. It’s been the year in which I proved to myself that I can write, even if I don’t write particularly well. Yet. Things are starting to come together. I am starting to see and feel how story works. It […]

Best of 2013: Spoken Word

Not all from 2013, but certainly loved by me in 2013.

Cheffo’s Shirt Shoppe : “Books be wordy”

Yesterday, Brett Savory posted this on Facebook. I wasn’t the only one who said “I need to have that on a t-shirt.” Selfish bastard that I am, I set up Cheffo’s Shirt Shoppe over on Skreened so I can order shirts that I want. If you want them too, please help yourself. I have set […]

How have I never seen these before?

Book trailers from some ChiZine books I have enjoyed. Loving these!

ChiZinePub’s Black Friday Sale! $0.99 eBooks!

Life is WAY too short not to take advantage of CZP’s insanity. I just added 22 of their titles to my collection. In celebration of American Thanksgiving—and to help us all recover from our gastronomic excesses—it’s our Black Friday Sale! For today only, November 29, 2013 (until midnight PST), we are offering all CZP ebook […]