Now for the Moral of This Story:
Don't Swim in the Company's Pool With Your Manuscript
Besides the realization that horror writers aren't actually
crosseyed psychopathic nethercreatures with horns, the thing
that amazes non-writers the most is that the majority of
us hold down day jobs. Yes, alas, the days when we authors
(and now I'm referring to all of us, not just horror writers)
relaxed in plush firelit dens with our quills to dash off
a few lines of dialogue before adjourning to the boudoir
for intimate conversation, brandy, and pipes lit with $100
bills, are long gone.
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Essays on Writing & Appreciating the Genre