A small bouquet of daisies surrounded by presents wrapped in spring-green paper with white polka-dots
I know that some of you will be doing NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, this year, the annual (November) novel writing project that brings […]

Something Special for NaNoWriMo Writers


a cryptozoological map of monsters in America
This lovely cryptozoological map by artist Mark Adams for HogIsland Press delightfully illustrates regionally-famous monsters in America. Some of these monsters are well documented in […]

Writing Prompt: Monsters in America



close-up of a tongue-in-cheek flow chart by Canal+ showing how to make a horror movie 1 comment
Just in time for Halloween, enjoy this tongue-in-cheek flow chart showing how to make a horror movie from Canal+: Click on image for larger version […]

How to Make a Horror Movie


Jennifer Egan
Jennifer Egan’s near-future science fiction story “Black Box”, written in the form of “mental dispatches” from a spy living in the Mediterranean, was originally published in […]

Writing Prompt: The Medium is the Message


Grace Lee Boggs, Detroit, August 2012
“A revolution that is based on the people exercising their creativity in the midst of devastation is one of the great historical contributions of humankind.” […]

Grace Lee Boggs on creative revolution