Reviews, Literary Thoughts & All Things Wordy

I used to write for a site called LitStack. It was run by an incredible group of people who just loved books. All kinds of books written by all kinds of people. I penned a number of reviews as well as several "open" pieces that were included with similar articles written by the other contributors … Continue reading Reviews, Literary Thoughts & All Things Wordy

How to Overcome the Fear of Coming Out as a Writer — First Edition Design Publishing – a hybrid publisher

Are you nervous about coming out as a writer? Maybe you just want to write for yourself and not share your words with others? It can be scary putting yourself out there. I have that fear too – even after writing and publishing hundreds of posts and a range of books. A short while ago, […] … Continue reading How to Overcome the Fear of Coming Out as a Writer — First Edition Design Publishing – a hybrid publisher

Gaslighting and Writing Villains Who Make Your Spine Tingle

Over the last couple years, America has learned in great detail what gaslighting is & how effective it can be. I'm a big fan of Writer's Digest & have been a subscriber for years. This particular article from WD talks about the psychology of villains & how to use them & gaslighting effectively in your … Continue reading Gaslighting and Writing Villains Who Make Your Spine Tingle

14 Vintage Writing Tips

Ever wonder how similar or how far apart we are from writers of different generations? Ponder no more! Writer's Digest provided this delightful list of 14 different tips provided by editors of the magazine going back to the early 20th century. Grab your favorite fountain pen, find some quality paper, enjoy the words and then … Continue reading 14 Vintage Writing Tips

The Jennifer Sweet Problem

(My story isn't nearly as interesting as this picture's origin. For reals.) This fuckin’ kid, man. Christ. Look, I know my job isn’t very kid-friendly and I know they have a right to defend themselves, but man, this kid is too much. My name’s Kevin and I work at an odd place. We provide childrens' monsters with … Continue reading The Jennifer Sweet Problem

Happy Birthday, Lord of All Evil!

As I often do, I'm taking part in another Chuck Wendig Terrible Minds Flash Fiction Challenge. This one is based on this Tweet from a Twitter account that does nothing but throw out insane writing prompts. We're about to see how pure evil celebrates a birthday. And no, it's not political. But this one is. … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Lord of All Evil!