Tag: Horror

Charting Rejection Progression II

A few years ago, I posted the rejections I’d received from a pro market I’d been trying to crack from some time. The point of that post was to illustrate that rejections often indicate if you’re making progress with an editor/publisher and getting closer… Continue Reading “Charting Rejection Progression II”

Vampires and Zombies and Werewolves, Oh My!

I’ve touched on this before, but recent good news has me thinking about it again. There’s a sense in the genre-writing community that it’s exceedingly difficult to sell stories that feature classic monsters. I’m talking mostly about the big three: vampires, zombies, and werewolves.… Continue Reading “Vampires and Zombies and Werewolves, Oh My!”

Effectively Wild – A Horror/Baseball Novella

Way back in August of last year, I was joking with my wife about writing a baseball monster story featuring a certain type of monster. I offered the title Effectively Wild as a haha-isn’t-that-funny and got the appropriate eyeroll. Well, friends, that slightly silly idea… Continue Reading “Effectively Wild – A Horror/Baseball Novella”

One-Hour Flash: The Christmas Crypt

I don’t write many holiday-themed stories (okay, maybe Halloween), but I did write one Christmas story nine years ago for a one-hour flash fiction event. I’ve shared it before, but, you know, ’tis the season and all that. It’s a weird little flash that’s… Continue Reading “One-Hour Flash: The Christmas Crypt”

Submission Statement: November 2021

November 2021 is but a memory. Let’s see how I did. November 2021 Report Card Submissions Sent: 8 Rejections: 5 Acceptances: 1 Publications: 1* Further Consideration/Shortlist: 0 November was a momentous month in submission land, not because it was special in the sense of… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: November 2021”

Write to Revise: My WIP Checklist

This week, I started the second revision of my WIP novel Hell to Play. This is the big revision/rewrite before I start shopping it around, and it will be driven by the comments and notes from my three excellent critique partners (bless you, you wonderful… Continue Reading “Write to Revise: My WIP Checklist”

A Week of Writing: 6/14/21 to 6/20/21

Three weeks of June gone by. Here’s how I did. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from Anthony Trollope. A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules. – Anthony Trollope I like this… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 6/14/21 to 6/20/21”

One-Hour Flash: My Hero

Been a while since I’ve done one of these, but this is another story I wrote in an hour based on a visual prompt. Many of these prompted one-hour stories go on to publication, and others, like this one, well, don’t. So instead of… Continue Reading “One-Hour Flash: My Hero”

Night Walk Wednesday: The Rarest Cut

Welcome to Night Walk Wednesday, where I talk about the submission journey of a story from my flash fiction anthology Night Walk & Other Dark Paths. This week’s tale is “The Rarest Cut.” How it Started This is yet another one-hour flash fiction success story,… Continue Reading “Night Walk Wednesday: The Rarest Cut”

Night Walk Wednesday: Far Shores and Ancient Graves

Welcome to Night Walk Wednesday, where I talk about the submission journey of a story from my flash fiction anthology Night Walk & Other Dark Paths. This week’s tale is “Far Shores and Ancient Graves.” How it Started Another one-hour flash fiction success story, “Far… Continue Reading “Night Walk Wednesday: Far Shores and Ancient Graves”

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