Monthly Archives: October 2017

Conflux: A Grimm Tales Report

Ellen Datlow, Kaaron Warren, Angela Slatter at Muse. Photo by Cat Sparks

So the title is so misleading!

It was great! Grimm but great!  But not grim.

As some of you’ll know from my constant stream of selfies (sorry!) I spent this past weekend in
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Hellboy in da house

Kinda literally, but kinda figuratively.

Technically, it’s the new Hellboy prose anthology (via Dark Horse Comics), An Assortment of Horrors, edited by Christopher Golden and artified exquisitely (as always) by Mike Mignola.

So, yeah, if your dog went nuts a day or so ago, it’s
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Poetry

White fox by Kathleen Jennings (not a puppy)

For whatever reason, I’ve been writing poetry lately.

I’m finding it a good way to work stuff out of my head and also to limber up the writing muscles before I hit the prose.

Crap at finding
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Five Books That Taste Great by Cassandra Khaw

Few things warm my cold, cold heart more than the words “We read your stories in class.”

One of the things that sets said chill heart to “positively toasty” is articles like this by the multi-talented Cassandra Khaw, who’s kindly put my The Girl
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Modern Literary Witches Go Beyond Maiden, Mother, and Crone

Over at Tor.com Natalie Zutter examines breaking out of the Maiden, Mother, Crone Bermuda Triangle!

Partway through Deborah Harkness’ A Discovery of Witches, scholar-turned-witch Diana Bishop encounters a trio of familiar figures: a maiden, a mother, and
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On Reading

Specifically, on the reading you need to do when you’re a writer.

Reading out loud.

In front of an audience.

This is terrifying enough on its own, but you can manage it. Here are a few hints that I find useful:

Practise your reading before you
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