Yesterday, I celebrated 5 years of "Bookstagram". It occurred to me that where I'm at right now in my career is entirely dependent on the fact that 5 years ago, I chose to turn my personal Instagram account into a "Bookstagram" account.
If you didn't know, the hashtag #bookstagram is a little corner of the bookish universe hosted on the photo-driven app Instagram. If you click on the hashtag, you'll learn that there are over 54M photos. Basically, Instagram accounts created by book nerds dedicated to reading, reviewing, and...
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A Complex Accident of Life in La Belle Ajar: A Duo Interview featuring Jessica McHugh and Adrian Ernesto Cepeda
A Complex Accident of Life in La Belle Ajar
A Duo Interview featuring
Jessica McHugh and Adrian Ernesto Cepeda
When I first devoured Jessica McHugh’s A Complex Accident of Life, I immediately shared on social media how much I loved and adored this blackout poetry collection as I raved More than just a collection of verses, A Complex Accident of Life is living breathing poetic masterwork of art. I wanted to know the impetus and inspiration...
It goes without saying that 2020 was one dumpster fire of a year, but the silver lining in that toxic black cloud is the quality titles that were released. Here are 10 of my favorite books from 2020 in no particular order (let’s just be happy I narrowed it down to 10, ok?). There is a brief spoiler-free emoji review for each book. They are all horror, but they are also very diverse. There is psychological horror, gothic horror, historical fiction, slasher, splatterpunk, demonic/occult, serial killer horror and cosmic horror. In other words, a little something for...
Guest Post: Prose Mechanics Evolution: How the Writing Process has Changed Over the Past 45 Years by Ronald Kelly
PROSE MECHANICS EVOLUTION!
How the Writing Process has Changed Over the Past 45 Years
By Ronald Kelly
A random comment or two on a Twitter post a few days ago led Sadie Hartmann (known by those of us who love and cherish her as Mother Horror) to ask me to elaborate on the way writers have performed the physical process of turning prose into the printed word over the years. In my case, it has been 45 years since the writing bug first bit me – rather hard – at the age...