Monthly Archives: January 2013
I was once considered a promising writer. I had written more than 150 short stories. Then it happened. The horrible realization that sapped my strength and crushed my heart and left me dazed and disoriented and despondent. I was a fake. A fraud. A pretender. I was not the spinner of brief tales I had always seen myself as.
I was not a short story writer at all. It seemed I was a natural novelist—an entirely different animal. Continue reading
Guest post by Michaelbrent Collings. I am a guy who writes scary stuff. It’s basically all I do. I’m one of the bestselling horror writers on Amazon, a supernatural horror movie I wrote came out last year, and in 2013 … Continue reading
The stereotypical epic fantasy is set in a pseudo-European, pseudo-medieval world. One of the major differences between such a fantasy world and the real medieval Europe is fairly obvious: there’s magic that actually works. But there’s another difference that’s not … Continue reading
Perhaps it’s a fluke. Perhaps it’s a perfect storm. But I was very interested to see so many of the most popular films this year (and many of them Oscar contenders!) to be so earnest, so lacking in snark, so… … Continue reading
See also Part 1, The National Market. I used to call this section “Mormon Market”, but it is getting harder to differentiate between Mormon market books and books by Mormon authors published through independent and small publishers, as well as … Continue reading