As a writer you’ll spend your life hand-crafting every item in your toolkit. It’s these tools that will save you when inspiration flees and you have to show up at the page anyway. Here’s three from mine.Read More
Good art can feel like being looked at with love by a parent, or even glanced at by God.
Turns out it's also a lot like watching Michael Bay being held down and punched repeatedly in the balls and neck.Read More
Initially I had little to no interest in dating the internet, figuring that if I really wanted to make myself vulnerable to an unmedicated sociopath I could always get back into the goth scene. But I’d heard Julian Assange’s profile was still up at OK Cupid, so I looked. The next thing I know I’ve answered fifty questions, determined that my medieval job would be ‘harlequin’, and am sitting in a park with a disgruntled German eugenicist.Read More
There is a reason - I think – why the zombie thing hasn't played out after so long. There is a reason - I think - why zombies are more popular, and more persistent, now than they have ever been. There is a reason why they've staked out a tract of pop culture real estate for themselves and aren’t budging. That reason - I think - is this:Read More