I'm teaching this half-day class at The Loft on October 28th for anyone interested in dark/weird/horror fiction. I personally engage in darkness to find the light, but the course takes a broad view of what horror is, what it's for, and how it can be done. More Information at The Loft website. Something Wicked This … Continue reading I’m Teaching at The Loft this Fall
Originally appeared in Grist Journal Issue 6 (2013). Top 25 Most Played You discovered this odd option on iTunes a few years back when you still lived in Illinois. iTunes had a preset playlist of your top 25 most played songs. You clicked and expected Kristin Hersh, Throwing Muses, and The Pixies. You were … Continue reading Top 25 Most Played
This essay originally appeared in Yemasse Issue 19.2 (Spring/Summer 2012) Bethany Is Dead You can’t touch death. You can’t hold it in your arms. You can’t stroke it. It’s not a tree or a fork or a puppy. It’s like zero, which seems like a number, but isn’t really anything at all. It’s the air … Continue reading Bethany Is Dead
What Is a Witch? What is a witch but a hag, an unruly woman, a spinster, a crone, any woman who exerts her own power and right to exist and act how she wants without the approval of the patriarchy? They try to burn us at the stake, hang us, drown us, imprison us, throw … Continue reading What Is A Witch?
So these posts were all disappearing into the ether as I made more of them, so I tried to bring back the "blog" portion of the page, not that I wanted to call it a "blog." So now I'm trying to see if new posts will archive to the page I put back or not. … Continue reading Another Dang Test
It is totally worth pointing out that when I first started putting this site together, I deleted one million preinstalled widgets and also the "blog" portion. I had zero intentions of saying anything about anything that wasn't simply linking to my stories and essays and maybe interviews I've done or will do or am doing. … Continue reading More On The Big Head Debate
It's occasionally suggested to me that I have a big head. This suggestion is usually offered by either my partner, who is a wizard, or occasionally by my best friend, who is also a wizard, and an editor. Wizards have a really big problem with barging into places, giant heads first, and declaring this and … Continue reading A Big Head
Are you reading these? Why? Why not, really? I have no idea what I'm doing. I'm not a web developer, but I am also too much of a weird control freak to just let someone else do this for me, though they've offered to for free. Do I have trust issues? Am I paranoid? More … Continue reading How Many To Read? How Many To Write?
It is similar to writing, but really, I should be working on my novel. A penny, a pound, a sunk cost fallacy, or dedication to doing a thing thoroughly?
Ah, sweet old Capitalism, wherein thirty different companies offer an array of confusing services at confusing rates, disallowing a clear comparison. I thought simply choosing wordpress for my author's website would help me focus and move forward, but now I find they are rather rude and limiting. So now instead of static pages, I have … Continue reading I Have Made So Many Mistakes