2.5 less on the pile: North American Lake Monsters, Zero Saints, and Innocents and Others.
I read North American Lake Monsters once before, or most of it, but maybe I didn’t have time to absorb itit exactly, or all of it, but this time I did. I could get into the language and the way Balingrud twists up the tension, especially, in a story like Way Station, with the transitions….
Best books of 2018 – LitReactor Staff Pics.
Best books of 2018? I read very few books last year. I don’t know why I read so little. The ones I did were mainly for work. I read a lot of student work, edited manuscripts for clients and my own. Getting Collision edited and ready for printing took a lot of my time, partly…
Weird Interview drops at Entropy Magazine.
Gabino Iglesias, writer, interviewer, reviewer, world-record breaking reader, hit me up over at Entropy Magazine with some Big Questions.
How to write a novel in 90 days: t = -7
How to write a novel in 90 days? This is me, reporting for preliminary duty, hot coffee and cold pizza on hand. Excited to be starting. To be writing and planning and about to enter this 90 Day vortex of the soul. No time to explain, because fact is I only have two hours before…
I tell Nick Kaufman the scary bits
Author Nick Kaufman has me on his blog to talk about the scariest part of writing Aletheia. It couldn’t end at that moment of total narrative collapse, but it was really difficult for me to see beneath its broken structure at that point. And there was another thing. It wasn’t just the story that had…
Writing the Weird restarts on Sept 22 at LitReactor.
I love teaching this class. It can get wiggy. Some new material for a new group of talented writers pushing the boundaries of the heart and mind—I learn more from them every time.