Monthly Archives: December 2010

Call for Subs: Candle in the Attic Window

Innsmouth Free Press is calling for subs for its latest anthology, Candle in the Attic Window.

Candle in the Attic Window, an anthology of Gothic fiction, will open to submissions January 1-February 28, 2011. Do not send
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Christmas – It was Wet

Normally we spend Christmas hiding in the family room with the air conditioner on full blast in order to prevent melting and/or spontaneous human combustion. This year such precautions were not required because it rained. And it rained. And then not content with raining, it pissed down. We were lucky as we get the ‘inconvenience’ level of precipitation, but a
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The HebrewPunk Drive-by: Lavie Tidhar

Lavie’s Tidhar’s first novel The Bookman was released in 2010 by Angry Robot (back when it was a HarperCollins baby), the next one Camera Obscura will see the light of day in April 2011 (as part
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The Publishing Revolution: Part the Second

Alan Baxter continues his series inevstigating different viewpoints about the new world order of publishing. Guest #2 is Moriah Jovan.

A rose by any other name…

There’s been a lot of discussion lately about the definition of a “book,” or more specifically, the proper formatting of an e-book, and the definition of a “page” and its importance in the New eWorld Order.

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A Brief Review: Music for Another World

Music for Another World
Edited by Mark Harding, published by Mutation Press 2010

I love an anthology. I really love an anthology that I can read in a day without getting bored or being overcome by the desire to throw the book across the room. Music for Another World ticks those boxes :-).

The theme is, funnily enough, the intersection of music and
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Remember when I said …

… that I would document my Smashwords journey? Well, I didn’t lie, but I did get distracted. Luckily, Alan Baxter prodded me with a sharp stick … the result is a guest post over at The Word, the first in a series … not a series with me, but with other far more erudite and interesting writers than I. Let’s
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Very, Very Useful Advice

From writer Carolyn Jewel, the following writerly advice – go to the site for other super sensible stuff!

Rules to Write By

Carolyn’s Rules

Fiction writing must be active and immediate.
Don’t tell readers stuff they don’t need to know.
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Short Films: Kill Devil Hill

I’m always interested in what’s happening in short films – it’s incredible to see how much story can be told in a truncated format. Short horror flicks are also of particular interest (my short story, Sunday Drivers was turned into the 8 minute film Sisters, by James Findlay this year).

Here’s an interview over at with Ace Jordan,
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The Darwath Drive-by: Barbara Hambly

Barbara Hambly writes across fantasy, science fiction and historical fiction. She has an MA in Medieval History. Her world-building capabilities are enviable and to call her prolific is to understate things just a little. Her series, to date,
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You know I love nerdy stuff

It may be a bit close to Christmas … but look! Look!!

Here is a new happy home for geeks and nerds :-).