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Visual References for As Above, So Below

I’ve talked before about the first photograph that inspired the character Lorelei in my original short story about the succubus who falls in love with the angel. The story sprang from a photo in Access magazine that accompanied an interview … Continue reading

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Come Write with Me

I am now an event organizer for Shut Up & Write! In the Before Times, I used to attend two Shut Up & Write groups that met in cafes in San Francisco. Since the pandemic trapped me at home, I’ve … Continue reading

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The Brand-New Spooky Writer’s Planner

Do you write horror, speculative fiction, dark fantasy, paranormal romance, or fairy tales? Are you a spooky blogger, macabre nonfiction columnist, or haunt travel vlogger? Are you ready to stop dreaming and be a writer? Are you an author who … Continue reading

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How to Write When You Don’t Feel Up to It

Sometimes, especially lately, it’s hard to do the creative work you want to do. I’ve used a bunch of tricks to get around the blocks. I offer them here, in hopes they’ll inspire you. If you have tricks of your … Continue reading

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5 Questions for John Urbancik

John Urbancik and I met years and years ago at one of the World Horror Conventions. So many years ago that I can’t even tell you which one it was. The first of his books I read was Necropolis, a … Continue reading

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