Over at Shared Worlds a bunch of us were asked for the best writing advice we could write on our hands.
So, 27 hands, including those of Neil Gaiman, Karen Lord, Joe Haldeman, Nnedi Okorafor, Gene Wolfe, Ekaterina Sedia, Patrick Rothfuss, Team VanderMeer, et al, are on display Read more…
As we struggle to the end of all the required ‘stuff’ required to get a book out into the world, we thought we’d share some of our less-than-successful requests for cover quotes. Note: none of this may have happened.
George R.R. Martin: Who the FUCK are these people?
Tagged angela slatter, china mieville, george rr martin, hg wells, j rr tolkien, kelly link, liam neeson, Lisa L Hannett, margo lanagan, Midnight and Moonshine, neil gaiman, the brothers grimm, ticonderoga publications, ursual k le guin
8 Rules of Writing from Grandmaster Gaiman, as laid out over at Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings.
Put one word after another. Find the right word, put it down.
Finish what you’re writing. Whatever you have to do to finish it, finish it.
The rest is here.
Mr H interviews horror maven and poet Maria Alexander as part of Women in Horror Month – huzzah!
Over at Shared Worlds, a group of us were give the chance to ‘choose our critter’ and write a little history for it. I made up Cloud-Bibbles, Lavie Tidhar introduces the world to Zoltar and Neil Gaiman’s Shadder is standing right behind you.
Tagged Eugie Foster, Gene Wolf, J M McDermott, Karin Tidbeck, lavie tidhar, Lev Grossman, Matt Cheney, Michael Moorcock, N. K. Jemisin, neil gaiman, Patrick Rothfuss, shared worlds
Today we have kidnapped the much lauded, applauded and awarded Mr Stephen Jones, editor of such tomes as A Book of Horrors, Zombie Apocalypse!, Shadows Over Innsmouth, and the Mammoth Books of Best New Horror, Vampires, Wolf Men and Zombies, as well as recent collections by M.R.
Tagged A Book of Horrors, August Derleth, Basil Copper, Charles L. Grant, christoper lee, Clark Ashton Smith, clive barker, David Sutton, dennis etchison, h p lovecraft, H.G. Wells, Harlan Ellison, hellraiser, Hugh B. Cave, Innsmouth, jo fletcher, Karl Edward Wagner, kim newman, M.R. James, Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, Manly Wade Wellman, Martin H. Greenberg, michael marshall smith, Mike Ashley, neil gaiman, Peter Atkins, peter crowther, peter cushing, R. Chetwynd-Hayes, Ramsey Campbell, Randy Broecker, Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, Robert Bloch, Robert E. Howard, Robert Silverberg, stephen jones, the founder of Arkham House, vincent price, World Fantasy Convention 201
Terri Windling is one of the most intuitive of editors, most talented of artists and a truly skilled writer. There is an auction happening here to help her out in a time of need. And Russ Farr of Ticonderoga Publications has added a limited
Rob O’Connor is not only one of the most talented, amusing and quirky cartoonists you’ll ever come across, he also works at the Very Wonderful Liquid Interactive. He is one of my oldest friends and carries with him a series of stories that reflect either badly or very goodly
Myrtle Von Damitz
I seem to have agreed to become the managing editor for Ann and Jeff VanderMeer’s new weirdfictionreview.com site, which is launching the end of this month. The site is being created by Luís Rodrigues and the awesome art of the Myrtle Von Damitz (see? See?) is
Tagged 101 weird writers, Amos Tutuola, china mieville, Daphne Du Maurier, george r r martin, jeff and ann vandermeer, Julio Cortazar, Kafka, Leonora Carrington, Lovecraft, Luís Rodrigues, Myrtle Von Damitz, neil gaiman, shirley jackson, The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories, weirdfictionreview.com
With great power comes great responsibility.
On Thursday, Peter M Ball and I reconvened for our first write-club in almost 6 weeks. During the initial hour – which is when we eat pancakes and bacon and talk ‘shop’ – we decided that the very talented