Repressing Erotica

I first wrote erotic horror when I was a teenager and went on to share some of it when I was studying fiction writing in college. One of my teachers said that my writing style seemed like a cross among Stephen King, Clive Barker and H.P. Lovecraft, but I think that was more of a suggestion of a direction to go than a comparison of quality. Continue Reading

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The Extroverted Writer?

I’ve seen several Internet memes and blogs lately explaining how introverts are different than extroverts. I don’t necessarily disagree with the comparisons, but the tone used seems to treat the introvert as a disabled person who needs special treatment. It’s funny to me because twenty years ago extroverts were the ones seen to be lacking communication skills—embarrassing themselves by being ‘trite’ and spreading false stereotypes. Continue Reading