In this week’s blog round up, the Darkness and Dismay crew show no signs of slowing. Look out also for some pearls of wisdom and gold nuggets of amusement referred to herein –
M Edward McNally discusses negative reviews with hilarious and enlightening results in his post Ed’s Casual Friday: Everyone is a (one) Star. I haven’t had a lot of crushing reviews (mainly because I haven’t had a lot of reviews in general), but when it happens – and it will – I will refer back to this blog for solace.
Nerine Dorman talks about collaborative writing projects and her love for immortal characters on Autumn Christian’s blog.
Suzanne Robb and A.J. Brown chat about LEGO, chocolate and horror writing, amongst other things.
I hear from a lot of people who are self-proclaimed book snobs (“you just can’t beat the smell and the feel of a print book”), but horror writer Armand Rosamilia has a tale to tell about how he has become a Kindle snob (and also how he likes to spend lots of time at home sans pants).
I can SOOOO relate to this one posted on The Bookshelf Muse (which is ironic, seeing as I’m writing a blog post to show how many other blogs I’ve read recently…). How much social media promoting is too much? How do you know when you have a problem? And most importantly, how do you fix it? With thanks to Gwynplaine Lives, who put me onto it.
Suzanne Robb talks to Australian horror writer Matthew Tait, where he mentions his novella Slander Hall and piques my curiosity with references to his next big project, Davey Ribbon.
AJ Brown gets down to brass tacks and bloodied straps (that a sly little reference to his e-book collection Along The Splintered Path) in his interview on John Peters’ Dark Scribblings.
Mary Frisbee talks about her “Made It Moment” on Jenny Milchman’s blog “Suspend Your Disbelief” – and it’s not what you might think.
I love it when I learn something new. I’d heard of steampunk, cyberpunk and splatterpunk, but candlepunk? Dieselpunk? Mannerspunk? Find out just how many “-punk” subgenres there are in Marsha A. Moore’s post on Fantasy Faction.
A brave, honest and exquisitely written guest blog from Autumn Christian on the Dark Continents blog.
I hope this one gets read far and wide – Nick Mamatas, giving advice to writers on what advice NOT to give to aspiring writers.
Dean M. Drinkel gets the Suzanne Robb treatment and talks about “The Rape of Emmanuelle”, aka “the story they tried to ban”.