Attention all writers, zombie fans, fathers, and people who don’t tweet or like Twilight…

Posted: July 4, 2012 in Blog round up
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…here are a few links of interest that caught my eye over the last couple of weeks.

Gary McMahon goes all introspective for the Northern Hemisphere Father’s Day (here in the Antipodes, we celebrate it in September) on This Is Horror.  This is how all writing should be – brave and beautiful and unflinchingly honest.

I knew there was a reason why I didn’t tweet.

Seen the movie “Four Lions”? This is our dog practicing counter-surveillance.

It’s hard to single out just one of Pierre Mare’s posts for attention, but this week I’m going to go with this one.  A quick google search reveals that the blackjack plant must surely be a contender for the title of The Plant With The Most Aliases; for example, in New Zealandese it is known as bidibid.  And as for the dogs…it must be nice to have canine companions that are smart at least some of the time.  My dog is All Stupid, All The Time (except when Schmackos are involved, when he becomes a goddamn genius).

I’ve been reading “Write of The Living Dead”, an excellent How To book on writing, and one of the useful suggestions that I have sadly fallen out of the habit of doing lately is to write every day.  It’s like training for the brain; not everything you write has to be golden, but it’s important to establish the good habit of writing regularly.  Here’s a site that will help you to do just that by providing a daily ten-minute writing prompt.

You’re preaching to the choir here, buddy.  Much peace and love to the gazillions of Twilight fans the world over (of which I am not one)…as long as you don’t call it horror.

The stingy part of me wants to not share this link, because the fewer horror writers who put this into practice, the less competition I’ll have.

Ursula Le Guin gives us all license to read whatever the hell makes us happy.  Thanks to Nerine Dorman for sharing the post.

I’ve never met Alan Dale in person, but the impression I get from his online persona is that he is a guy with a big, big heart, as evidenced by points 2 and 4 in this blog post.  But is he any good as a zombie novelist? Check out his new release on July 4 and find out.

  1. I might have to check out Write of the Living Dead. 10 minutes prompts. That’s my speed.

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