Aaaaaaaaaaaand my tenth Storyville column is now up as well. It’s all about promotion—how much is too much, what can you do on a budget, and what really works? Head on over today to find out.
My ninth Storyville column is up as well. It’s all about how to balance your life and your writing, how to find time to be creative and also be a father, a husband, a friend.
My eighth Storyville column has been up for a little bit now. It’s all about how to write a horror story, all of the elements that go into creating tension, scaring your audience, and caring about characters in distress. Enjoy!
I can’t remember the last time I read such a compelling work of fiction. I’ve been a long time fan of Matt Bell, but Cataclysm Baby (Mudluscious Press) may be some of his best work to date. Maybe it’s the fact that these stories were scattered far and wide across the literary landscape, and now that they are all contained in this one collection, they are larger than the sum of its parts. All I can say is that these depictions of life in the post-apocalypse are dark, touching, and haunting. Do yourself a favor and pick this up today. Read the full review at The Nervous Breakdown for all of the details.
In addition, Matt is one of the nicest guys out there in the literary world, doing great work at Dzanc Books, one of my favorite independent presses, one of the best, as well as running The Collagist. So, some extra reasons to support his writing.