IWSG: How do you know when it sucks?

IWSG: How do you know when it sucks?

I have the world’s worst critic. No matter how hard I try to please them, they’re never satisfied. “God, talk talk talk. That’s all your characters do. Where’s the action? Where’s the drama? When are they going to do...
The five creepiest children in film

The five creepiest children in film

Ah, children. They’re so sweet, so innocent. Or are they? Many a scary movie has used a child to up the fear factor. Maybe it’s a demon child, or a satanic baby, or just one creepy-ass kid. I’ve learned some very practical things from a lifetime of...
Update: Owens charged with Zebb Quinn’s murder

Update: Owens charged with Zebb Quinn’s murder

Those of you who follow this blog may remember the case of Zebb Quinn, the teenager who went missing from Asheville, North Carolina on January 2, 2000. Finally, seventeen years later, there is a break in the case. Robert Jason Owens, a friend who acted strangely after...
IWSG: What Rebecca Black taught me about writing

IWSG: What Rebecca Black taught me about writing

Inspiration can come from the most unlikely sources. If you’re reading this, you most likely had childhood dreams of becoming a writer one day. Rebecca Black dreamed of being a singer. When she was just thirteen years old, her mother decided to help make that...