Interview on Brummet’s Conscious Blog

Lillian Brummet recently asked me a few questions about the craft of writing, advice for aspiring authors and my path to publication.

You can check out the interview here.

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Guidance from the Dark Scribe – July 2011

You can read my article, ‘When it’s NOT Writer’s Block’, in Issue #13 of Morpheus Tales’ Supplement Edition by clicking here

This is actually the last atricle I’ll be writing for this particular column.  Hope you enjoy.

Ty-ing Up the Genre with Joe R. Lansdale

This month, ‘Ty-ing Up the Genre’ on Hellnotes dot com, brought in Adam P. Lewis to interview the legendary, Joe R. Lansdale.  You can read the interview here.

Enjoy!

Why I Do What I Do

I’ve gotten a few emails about this, so I figured it was time to post something about my writing, editing anthologies, and my role as Acquisitions Editor of Ambrotos Press.

As I touched on in my article for Morpheus Tales #11, it’s all about diversifying yourself.  This also goes into why I don’t ever see myself having an agent.  Reason being; I really do enjoy all aspects of the publishing world – from writing a story, editing them, or working with a publisher on the business side of things.  I find the process of each thing fascinating, and I think if you follow me on here or on Facebook, you’ll see how passionate I am about it all.  I enjoy crafting a story just as much as working with another author to get their short story, novella or novel into print.  I dig working with cover artists on my own stuff and that of others.  Pretty much the whole thing.  I can’t speak for the other genres, but folks in the horror realm are some of the nicest and most down to earth people I have ever met.  I love this world, even though it does make my blood pressure rise sometimes, and it’s always been my dream to do it fulltime (though some ask how I work two jobs and find time to write…to which I reply…Red Bull) one day – which I have no doubt will happen. 

The point of all this is; yes, I am still writing (which can be seen by the number of books I have coming out over the next two years), being the Editor for anthologies AND running Ambrotos Press.

Welcome to my world.  This is only the beginning.

Guidance from the Dark Scribe – January 2011

You can read the article, ‘The Other Side(s) of Writing’, in Issue #11 by clicking here.  The article starts on Page 4.

This may be just the kick in the ass that you need to get off your duff in 2011 and start writing like a loon that’s just broke outta the bin.

Laymon’s Rules of Writing

“Laymon’s Rules of Writing” is a slightly revised version of a chapter from, A Writer’s Tale, published by Deadline Press in 1998 (I’m actually lucky enough to own a copy of this).  You can read the aforementioned version here.

As a side note – yes, I have posted this before, and yes, I’m doing it again because I think it speaks a shit ton of truth for writers in every genre.

Oh, and because the 2nd and last ‘Richard Laymon Book Contest’ of 2010 is coming tomorrow…anyone like vampires?!  (hint hint)  Stay tuned…

Ty-ing Up the Genre with Elizabeth Massie

This month, ‘Ty-ing Up the Genre’ on Hellnotes dot com, brought in Elizabeth Massie to write a guest article – ‘My Own Ghosts and Why I Love (All But One Of) Them’. 

Click here to read it.