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Kind Words About My Short Story Mechanics Class

If you’ve ever thought about taking my Short Story Mechanics class–either at LitReactor.com—or as is noted here, at Storyville in the “At Your Own Pace” version, you may want to read this blog post by Keily. This thrills me to no end. This is why I teach. “Personally, I was shocked by how much I’d […]

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Interview with Brian Hodge (Part Two): It’s All the Same Road in the End

Part Two of my group interview with Brian Hodge continues, with his second story in The Best Horror of the Year—quite the accomplishment. Read on! “It’s All the Same Road in the End” (Originally in The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu, edited by Paula Guran, and reprinted in The Best Horror of the Year, edited by Ellen Datlow.) […]

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Interview with Brian Hodge (Part One): On These Blackened Shores of Time

Last year I taught two of Brian Hodge‘s stories in my Advanced Creative Writing workshop, online. They were both pretty amazing. One of my students (Ian Vogel) reached out to Brian, and the next thing I knew we were sending him questions, and talking in depth about his stories. This is something I do with […]

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Novel Workshop 365

2020 IS NOW FULL. WE ARE NOW SIGNING UP FOR 2021 AT STORYVILLE. Instructor: Richard Thomas Email: storyvillerichard@gmail.com Skype: richardgthomas3 Class Hours: Fourth Thursday of each month, 3 hours, 7:00 to 10:00 PM CST. Length: 52 Weeks Class Size: 8 students COURSE STATEMENT: Are you ready to take the next step? I constantly talk about […]

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Complete List of Online Interviews by Richard Thomas

This is a list of interviews that I’ve conducted over the years, all in one place. More coming soon. Enjoy! With Noir at the Bar (Jed Ayres) at Walrus Publishing 7/2013 With xTx at The Rumpus 7/2013 With Amelia Gray at The Nervous Breakdown 10/2010 With Kevin Guilfoile at What Does Not Kill Me 3/2009

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New Column: THE WORD is now live at ManArchy Magazine

So, I always leap at the chance to work with brilliant and talented people. So when Pela Via asked me to do something for ManArchy Magazine, I said, “Sure. Watchoo want?” We talked a little bit about it. I already do book reviews for The Nervous Breakdown, and a column on writing for Lit Reactor. […]

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My Ninth Storyville Column is Up: Balancing Life and Writing

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.

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Storyville Column Seven is Up: Dissecting a Story.

And, now my seventh column is live up at Lit Reactor. It’s about the process of writing, what I go through when writing, editing and finishing a story. I dissect my Pushcart nominated story “Twenty Reasons to Stay and One to Leave” which was originally published at Metazen. Hope you enjoy it.

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I’ve finally landed a literary agent! Paula Munier at Talcott Notch.

I’m thrilled to announce that I have finally secured a literary agent—Paula Munier at Talcott Notch Literary Agency. Paula has over twenty years of experience in the business and has been a real pleasure to talk to as we discussed my second novel, the neo-noir, transgressive thriller Disintegration. I can’t explain how exciting it is […]

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Storyville Column Six is Now Up at Lit Reactor: Getting an Agent

And, now my sixth column is live up at Lit Reactor. It’s about how to get an agent. Now, I don’t HAVE an agent, so keep that in mind, but I’ve gotten very close, and I’m very familiar with the process. Heck, if you have any new ideas, let me know. It’s a slow, painful process […]

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