“Where do you get all your ideas?”
That’s a commonplace question for writers of fantastic fiction – horror, science fiction, fantasy.
A very uncommon author wrote down a lot of his story ideas in a list called a ‘commonplace book.’
Howard Phillips Lovecraft, who brought us the Cthulhu Mythos and a raft of other [...]
I remember the sweat under my armpits, a dry throat, and gripping the edge of the podium hard to keep from throwing up.
Hell is [speaking in front of a large group of] other people.
Sometimes I have to speak in front of people who don’t know me at all. The biggest obstacle to [...]
There’s a short story that’s been staring me in the face for a year or more now. It’s a good science fiction tale, with an underveloped narrator and two possible endings. The pentultimate chunk of words (about 1,200 or so) remain unwritten. My writer’s block I think is because I want it to be [...]