July 2017

Why isn’t The Silence of the Lambs considered horror?

A question that I simply had to answer on FB…everyone else was addressing the fact that it’s fine that stories without elements of the supernatural are considered horror, but not talking about underlying reasons why.  Genre is often a marketing category–not a logical one.  I realized that I’ve actually read broadly enough across the history of …

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You’re indie and you’re ready to publish: now what?

Someone asked me what my preferred platforms were for print and ebook publishing and why.  The details have updated since the last time I blogged this, so here’s the current advice: Print Lulu – have used but not since 2009 or so.  LOTS of complaints.  Do not recommend. CreateSpace is a branch of Amazon.  Pro: …

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Interrupting Depression: But being numb feels better than taking care of myself…

I’m struggling with an anxiety/depression cycle (again).  Part of the problem is that when I take care of myself, I feel my anxiety or depression more acutely than I did before I started taking care of myself. Numbness.  It’s comforting. I try to tell myself that it takes energy to feel numb, not the deadness …

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