NYCM Round 1 Feedback, Dissected

I can rarely get criticism. It’s not for lack of wanting; I just don’t have beta readers, I don’t have Twitter followers, I’m my own editor (and yeah, I know how bad that is). When I do get critiques on my work, I treat “don’t defend it” as best policy. Who doesn’t love staying silent […]

Macabrelibs

This year, as soon as the seasons started to hint toward Halloween, my friends and I started injecting raw spooky content straight into the gaps between our toes via hypodermic needles. We revisited all the old favorites: Search and Rescue, Anansi’s Goatman, Candle Cove. We were reminiscing on Ted the Caver, a classic, and experiencing […]

An Honest, No-Nonsense Perspective

“Do you write, like, fanfiction?” Few things make my blood run cold like a question like that asked IRL, let alone volleyed across the table from one of my coworkers as others filed in the conference room for a staff meeting. I felt my face turn red and decided to just lean into the embarrassment. […]