My fellow weird writers might want to take note of this.
One of the neat bonus features available only in the hardcover edition of The Gorelets Omnibus is a “horror poetry writing workshop” that includes a handful of essays I’ve written about the craft over the years (for places like Byline magazine and the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s Star*Line magazine, among others). The chapter titles are:
“The Poetics of Horror”
“The Element of Fear in Horror Poetry”
“The Dead Draft: When Poetry Fails”
“New Media Horror: Six Lessons from an E-Poet”
Rounding out this virtual workshop in the book is a complete collection of Instigation prompts (aka “Twisted Prompts for Sicko Writers”) that have not only appeared on gorelets.com and in the Goreletter newsletter, but also from my former weekly column in Hellnotes newsletter. I think there are something in the order of 300 creative prompts, all counted…maybe more. Here’s an excerpt from the book that samples of just a few, which I recently shared on my page at scribd.com. :