September 2018

Think Like a Librarian: Japanese Tales of Mystery and Imagination, by Edogawa Rampo

I’m trying to look at books the way a librarian might, in order to help get me better at thinking from a reader’s point of view. Here are the other posts in the series. … Japanese Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edogawa Rampo is a collection of short stories set in Japan.  The stories are all written …

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How to Study Fiction, Part 12: Scenes, Part 4. Middles.

This is part of a series on how to study fiction, mainly directed at writers who have read all the beginning writing books and are like, “What now?!?”  The rest of the series is here.  You may also want to check out the series on pacing, here, which I’m eventually going to fold into this series …

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Interview with Shannon Lawrence, author of Blue Sludge Blues & Other Abominations

Amazon | Universal Buy Link | Goodreads | Author Website Author Facebook Page | Author Goodreads Page | Author Twitter Author Amazon Page Welcome to fellow author Shannon Lawrence!  Previous interviews with Richard Bamberg, Rob Chansky, P.R. Adams, Megan Rutter, Jason Dias, and MJ Bell are also available. … 1. This collection is made up of short, creepy horror tales, not necessarily splatterpunk but not …

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