By Nicolas Hoffmann Once again, Matthew Quinn has reached out to me to review his work. The Thing in the Woods has been long developed and discussed with me over the years, and it is interesting to see how it is come to fruition. The style and feel remind me of a lot of Quinn’s
The other day I found this article online that suggested that rather than Ben Solo–also known as the Dark Sider Kylo Ren–murdering his father Han Solo in the science fiction film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Han committed suicide with his son’s lightsaber to make his son into a monster in the eyes of the
This really would have been better as an addendum to my last blog post on my writing and “the long tail,” but it was late and I needed to go to bed. I looked over my sales figures for the last few years and saw that the principle of The Long Tail applies to my
I’ve got a substantial commute to my day job and one of the podcasts I listen to (usually on the way home because in the morning I’m concerned I’m too tired to listen carefully) is the Sell More Books Show. The podcast’s two hosts Bryan Cohen and Jim Kukral have provided lots of useful advice
The Thing: Lessons in Running a Small Press By Jason Sizemore A decade ago I started a small press named Apex Publications. Recently, I wrote a book titled For Exposure: The Life and Times of a Small Press Publisher where I lay bare the heartbreak, the insanity, and the fun that comes with the job.
The other day I was listening to the Writing Excuses podcast in which they interviewed Charlie Holmberg, who said she had finished nine novels before she sold one. That was mildly worrying, as I’m currently pitching The Thing in the Woods (got a full-manuscript request from an agent who’s an AAR member ten minutes after querying,
The very first episode of Myopia: Defend Your Childhood discussed the 1990 film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Now, for our first anniversary podcast, we discussed its 1991 sequel Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze. So listen to the podcast here and see my thoughts below… The PlotIt turns out the villainous Shredder (Francois Chau)
Last night I saw Ant Man with some of my church friends after an illness-induced delay. So here’s my review, a few days behind schedule… The PlotScott Lang (Paul Rudd) has just been released from three years in prison for stealing from an unethical former employer. Unable to find a job to pay child support for
The other night I watched the 1998’s more action-oriented celestial impact film Armageddonwith my friend Nick for the podcast Myopia: Defend Your Childhood. You can listen to the podcast here. And now for the review… The PlotOne sunny morning the Space Shuttle is destroyed in orbit by a meteor shower that devastates New York City.
Over the next couple months, I’m going to be revamping my Kindle short-story project considerably. I have already removed two stories and have set several to leave KDP Select when the 90-period they’re committed for expires. Once that happens, I will remove several from Amazon completely and make the remainder–my three best–permanently free. It started
For the movie podcast Myopia: Defend Your Childhood, Daniel wanted to defend Muppet Treasure Island specifically and Thomas greatly wanted to see a Muppet film. So off we went. I had not seen Muppet Treasure Island since it came out in theaters when I was probably in the fifth grade, so I gladly came out to watch
Back when I was living in McDonough and working for The Griffin Daily News, I checked out from the library an ancient copy of Whitley Strieber’s 1978 debut horror novel The Wolfen, which in 1981 was adapted into a questionable horror film featuring Edward James Olmos. This was either before The World According To Quinn