Category Archives: Literature

The Writer’s Block Presents: One Lunatic’s Dream

There are two types of people in this world. One is the sensible, rational type. They set realistic, achievable goals: grow up, get a job you like and are good at, meet someone awesome, get married and have two awesome children. My sister is one of these people. So is my sister-in-law. The other type […]

The Writer’s Block Presents: Get Buried in Blue Clay

The latest offering from Bram Stoker Award winner L.L. Soares (Life Rage) is Buried in Blue Clay (2017, Post Mortem Press). We’re immediately on board (both literally and figuratively) with Reddy Soames, a writer who’s not sure he’s still got what it takes, and drinks too much while he ponders this question. He’s heading back […]

The Writer’s Block Presents: Curtis Lawson’s Writing Process

This month, I asked author Curtis Lawson (It’s a Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad World) to talk about his writing process. I’m about halfway through his new short story collection, Black Pantheons, and am duly impressed, so I figured the world should hear more from this talented author. Black Pantheons is available now on Amazon and […]

The Writer’s Block: Sick

This month, I thought I’d offer a taste of flash fiction here at The Writer’s Block. Here’s a piece I originally wrote for The Storyside: Sick By Stacey Longo He is sick. She knows this. She knows this because he tells her every day. In the morning, he complains of a headache. She once suggested […]

The Writer’s Block: So You’re About to Meet an Author

I do a lot of events. Conventions, fairs, craft shows . . . you never know when my smiling face is going to pop up from behind a table. (Next Saturday, you’ll find me at SuperMegaFest with Rob Watts: stop on by!) Over the years, I’ve found that some fans are wonderful, and some of them […]

The Writer’s Block: Friends of Mine

In honor of this week’s Sci-Fi Saturday Night, I want to tell you about my friends. Back in 2011, I was at a writer’s conference. My husband and I were walking along a short patch of beach when we ran into a stranger wearing a suit jacket and a big smile. (Also other clothes. He wasn’t […]

The Writer’s Block Presents: John Valeri

This month, author John Valeri gives us insight into pursuing that special someone, with hilarious results . . . The Woman of my Screams By John B. Valeri My wife and I have an agreement. Should the opportunity to get biblical with Neve Campbell arise, I’d get “a pass.” Admittedly, this is not very likely […]

The Writer’s Block: Ursula Wong on Strong Women

This month, author Ursula Wong reflects on strong women in science fiction, and how they’ve inspired her writing. I love strong women and write about them, so on a quest to meet more, I sought out Katniss from Suzanne Collins’s Hunger Games, Nyx from God’s War by Kameron Hurley, and the brilliant Trillian from Douglas […]

The Writer’s Block: In Twain’s Shadow

I live in Connecticut. As you might imagine, we have to scramble to find things to brag about. We have two impressive casinos, the best women’s college basketball team in the nation, and a failed hockey team. It was in Bristol, CT, in 1989 that Milli Vanilli’s scam started to unravel. That about sums up […]

Secret Things by Stacey Longo

It’s a cool thing when a writer you think you know can surprise you. It’s a cooler thing when a writer who’s also a friend blindsides you with the sheer originality of their work. This is the case with Secret Things: 12 Tales to Terrify, a collection of short stories by my friend and terror […]

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