Tag Archives: Rules of Writing

Rules of Writing: Death or Lumberjack

Endings are hard. Endings are important. And because of this, endings are scary. Let’s say you’re trying to end something long-form, say, a television series or a novel or a series of novels. You’ve written an story that spans hundreds … Continue reading

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Rules of Writing: Get to the Fucking Monkey

Has a song ever changed your life? I’m betting yes. Probably whatever was playing during your all-important first kiss, or maybe it was an album that got you through the death of a loved one, or what you had blaring … Continue reading

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Rules of Writing: The Big Red Button

Not long ago, I watched The Cabin in the Woods for the first time. It came highly recommended, with both friends and critics (and critical friends) praising its innovative deconstruction of survival horror tropes. And, for the most part, that’s … Continue reading

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Rules of Writing: The Lesson of Glorfindel

You know what’s fun? When someone gets the tiniest taste of success and they turn into a pedantic jerk. So to celebrate the publication of my first book Undead On Arrival (available in paperback or kindle!), I decided to write … Continue reading

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