The Braided Novel

The Braided Novel

In the conversations that resulted from my previous post on the fix-up novel, several people seemed to confuse it and what’s known as a braided novel. What’s the difference? A braided novel follows multiple viewpoint characters, each of whom has his or her...
Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling

Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling

I’m excited to be a part of Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling, which will be released by Apex Publications on December 13th. The book is a mix of fiction and nonfiction and includes my essay “Fractured Souls: The Evolution of the Gothic Double...
You, Human

You, Human

I’m very excited to be a part of Dark Regions Press’ new science fiction anthology You, Human, which will be released on December 6th. The book includes my Lovecraftian science fiction story “Executive Functions” along with tales by Stephen...
A Horror Writer Pursues an MFA – Part 5

A Horror Writer Pursues an MFA – Part 5

(Go back to read Part 1) My writing process was not a mystery to me before I started the Goddard MFA program. I understand how to build an organic plot from character conflict, how to create voice, how to generate narrative tension. I know how to brainstorm far more...