Tag: Matthew Quinn

"I am the Wendigo," "Melon Heads," and the Long Tail


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

Guest Post: The Thing – Lessons in Running a Small Press


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.

My Trunk Novels, Fan-Fic, and One Million Words


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,

Blast from the Past Movie Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991)


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)

Blast from the Past Movie Review: Armageddon (1998)


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.

The Perma-Free Plan for FLASHING STEEL, FLASHING FIRE


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

Blast from the Past Movie Review: Muppet Treasure Island (1996)


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

Blast from the Past Book Review: THE WOLFEN (1978)


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