So excited to announce that I’ve sold a new story, “Those Who Forget and Those Who Perish,” to Seize the Press! Despite what the title may suggest, this is not an Omelas story, but it is a gruesome little downer, and it’s my first horror sale! I’ve rewritten this piece several times, and I’m so glad it finally has a home.Continue reading
One month after my first professionally published story, “Our Fate, Told in Photons” appeared in Clarkesworld, I’m celebrating another publication, this time in Diabolical Plots.Continue reading
Six years ago, I published a chapter from an unfinished fantasy novel in my alma mater’s student literary journal. It won the University’s Best in Fiction award that year. Today, I made my debut as a professional fiction author.Continue reading
In October 2019, I took the plunge. I made my first short-story submission to a paying market. The rejection came twelve days later. It was a higher tier rejection—the best kind, short of one bearing a personal note from the editor. I felt energized. I was—to steal Mur Lafferty’s phrasing—a working writer.Continue reading
When you’ve been writing for long enough, or once you’ve read enough how-to books for writers, you start to notice just how similar all the “different” advice you’re getting sounds. In Damn Fine Story: Mastering the Tools of a Powerful Narrative, veteran writer Chuck Wendig has crafted an irreverent guide to the one thing every writer should be striving for: how to tell good stories.