Month: May 2015

Unlikely Influences: What Daniel M. Bensen learned about writing from teaching ESL

Unlikely Influences is a series of weekly blog posts about how writers can learn the tricks of their trade in odd places. Most are from guest authors, but I’ll pop in from time to time too. This week’s installment is by my agency brother Daniel Bensen. ◊  …

Unlikely Influences: What Lisa Shapter learned about writing from pottery

Unlikely Influences is a series of weekly blog posts about how writers can learn the tricks of their trade in odd places. Most are from guest authors, but I’ll pop in from time to time too. This week’s installment is by Lisa Shapter and was originally published…

“Skullduggers” now available in Postscripts to Darkness Vol. 6

This gothic story about 19th-century medical students in Canada has been rattling around in my brain for a few years now, and I am thrilled to see it in one of my favourite anthology series. (And with gorgeous art, natch, by Alis Kellar. Here’s…

Unlikely Influences: What Beth Cato learned about writing from baking cookies

Unlikely Influences is a series of weekly blog posts about how writers can learn the tricks of their trade in odd places. Most are from guest authors, but I’ll pop in from time to time too. This week’s installment is by Beth Cato. ◊ What I Learned About…

Unlikely Influences: What I learned about writing fiction from writing opinion

Unlikely Influences is a series of weekly blog posts about how writers can learn the tricks of their trade in odd places. Most are from guest authors, but this week’s installment is by me. ◊ I’ve been writing opinion pieces for a living for about 13 years…

Unlikely Influences: What Lise Fracalossi learned about writing from LARPing

Unlikely Influences is a series of weekly blog posts about how writers can learn the tricks of their trade in odd places. Most are from guest authors, but I’ll pop in from time to time too. This week’s installment is by Lise Fracalossi. ◊ What I…