You Are What You Eat

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There are many axioms that get tossed around writing advice columns and beginning writer’s workshops.  Show, don’t tell is a big one, as is Avoid -ly adverbs.  While these are good and useful, they’re really only pertinent to the actual process of writing.  Just as there is more to being a professional athlete than the [….]

Interview With Frederik Pohl and Elizabeth Anne Hull

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In honor of the memory of SciFi legend Frederik Pohl, we are rerunning the interview our contributor Bryan Camp conducted with Pohl and his wife Elizabeth Anne Hull. Pohl passed away yesterday, September 2. More information on his passing can be found here. This interview was originally published in October 2011.   We are honored [….]

Me, Clarion West, and a Shark Named Sandina

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It was July, 2012; I was in a living room in Seattle, hunched over my netbook, trying desperately to finish a short story that was due that night. I was having a difficult time with the story for a number of reasons. It dealt with a particularly difficult subject, and I was worried that I [….]

Featured Author Review: Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences

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We’re thrilled to host Tee Morris and Pip Ballantine as our May Featured Authors. The couple penned the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series and both have long been a prolific social networkers and proponents of steampunk. Morris began his writing career with his 2002 historical epic fantasy, MOREVI The Chronicles of Rafe & Askana. He then [….]

IMMORTAL by Gene Doucette

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We would like to extend a heartfelt “congratulations” to our friend Gene Doucette, whose Immortal series has been picked up by The Writer’s Coffee Shop. Immortal, the first in the series, is being re-released today with Hellenic Immortal forthcoming this May. The following is a reprint of Bryan Camp’s review that first appeared on The [….]

Patience, Grasshopper

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As someone who has just completed an MFA program, I have one word of advice for anyone attempting to grow as a writer, particularly those studying creative writing at the graduate level.  That word is humility.  You’ve heard the expression that the military “breaks a person down in order to build them back up?”  Well [….]

LitStack Giveaway/Review: KIN by Kealan Patrick Burke

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KIN Kealan Patrick Burke Cemetery Dance Publications Bad Moon Books   ▬ᴥ▬ If you took the moral quandaries about revenge, justice and violence against evil from Dennis Lehane’s Patrick Kenzie novels, spread it over the sprawling cast of a Stephen King thriller, and mixed it with the Southern Gothic grotesques of Eudora Welty, you might [….]

Featured Author Review: IN THE LION'S MOUTH by Michael Flynn

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The quality of Michael Flynn’s writing is apparent in every sentence. In the first pages of In the Lion’s Mouth, his latest novel, we get the following description of one of his central characters, Francine Thompson: She stands by the large bay window that overlooks the endless prairie, though she herself overlooks nothing.” By toying [….]