Change (in the House of [Butter] Flies)

I keep hearing people who love metal music telling me that it bores them these days. It’s not the same. The market is oversaturated with Djent or Metalcore or [put overdone subgenre here]. Good news is, I’ve heard this complaint before in other genres and they’ve survived and thrived after the fact. I have aContinue reading “Change (in the House of [Butter] Flies)”

Genre of Choice: Paranormal Fantasy & Horror

Even as a small child, I was fascinated by the forbidden. I was the geek in the corner of the room with her nose in a tome of The Tales of the Brothers Grimm. Even with the sanitized endings, I knew the stories told of gruesome things. The story of Bluebeard was my favorite. MyContinue reading “Genre of Choice: Paranormal Fantasy & Horror”

Advice to Newbies

As an author, copy and content editor, former publisher, and a former board member of the Baltimore Writers’ Alliance, I have given this advice to a number of aspiring AND established writers. Suggestion One: Keep writing, save everything, even if you think it’s crap. Get the word count under your belt because it is theContinue reading “Advice to Newbies”

Writing Tools: Crossing Genres

There are two obstacles that every writer faces in one form or another: Writer’s Block and Craft Fail. These two elements are inextricably linked because writer’s block is caused by the frustrated ability to articulate the writer’s imagination through craft. If writer’s block were created by a lack of imagination, it would not be calledContinue reading “Writing Tools: Crossing Genres”