January 2011

Heady stuff: Mark McGurl’s “The Zombie Renaissance”: http://nplusonemag.com/t…

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Cool — Pawns in chess once had occupational names: eg. left-most pawn was a “Gambler”: http://en.wikipedia.org/…

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byMichaelWest Check this video out — Puddle Of Mudd - Psycho youtube.com/watch?v=pDdeOn… via @YouTube

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@RL_Stine Agreed about Ira Levin. I see his top novels are being reprinted this summer w/intros by @chuckpalahniuk! http://bit.ly/eKCFi4

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New review of Erik Loyer’s @opertoon ipad app, “Strange Rain” on The Popular Uncanny: http://bit.ly/f0xmk0

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Sometimes, curiosity strangles the cat very slowly.

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Thx for the review of Play Dead on Goodreads.com @wdprescott! http://www.goodreads.com…

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A link to all my >poems< on twitter, on one page, for the illtwitterate among ye. http://fb.me/BarHFv2f

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i saw a child / building a snowman / only to start stabbing it / in the gut / so hard with his bare fist / it left blood for buttons

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Love this analogy: “Genuine polemics [critics] approach a book as lovingly as a cannibal spices a baby.” -Walter Benjamin

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Revising a syllabus for a Literary Criticism class. We’ll be reading ‘The New Uncanny: Tales of Unease’ http://amzn.to/e6WgY5

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RT @icypop ‘If there is “hell to pay”, what currency do they accept?’ <- It pays to Discover. :-)

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mattkressel New Weird Tales site, 5 cents/word, for fiction Neil Clarke’s submissions system & more. Design by me. http://bit.ly/h1aWzM

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Cool song from Skipp’s Zombie Musical: “Empty Vessel” http://soundcloud.com/us… (Kickstart it!)

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Weight Watcher: Woman at diner / taps keys to add up / the calories… / and sighs. / I see her fume / then smile / and eat the calculator.

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Windows software I like: SmartFTP file transfer program: http://www.smartftp.com/

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Windows software I like: SyncBackPro backup manager: http://www.2brightsparks…

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Windows software I like: Goldwave audio editor: http://goldwave.com/

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Windows software I like: EditPad Pro text editor: http://www.editpadpro.co…

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Windows software I like: xplorer2 file manager: http://www.zabkat.com/

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I posted 2 photos on Facebook in the album “Book Covers” http://fb.me/SQTE5F4K

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JaneFriedman Your blog is a body of work, not just some marketing channel. @DanBlank

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I posted 7 photos on Facebook in the album “Book Covers” http://fb.me/JQS7cZou

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Loved those russian warning posters ( http://bit.ly/foP07J ) too @miketrubino Have you seen Stick Figures in Peril? http://bit.ly/eyUQbS

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You have no reason to like my new facebook page, but here it is: http://www.facebook.com/…

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Shoot, it’s out: I’m now on facebook. They say “empty vessels make the most noise.” Make some! Rattle your gourds!

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ElectricLit A collection of Soviet accident-prevention posters http://bit.ly/foP07J

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sfsignal It’s official: to get full new series in 2012 http://bit.ly/fah7Ml

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You’ll want to preorder this anthology: ‘Crucified Dreams’ edited by Joe R. Lansdale: http://amzn.to/fgd0iX Contents: http://bit.ly/fOMSun

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Etymology of the word “sluggish” suggests that people are not slug-like, but that slugs are people-like. 15C M.E. slugge=”lazy person”

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I dug Aurelio O’Brien’s book, Eve. He just announced a wacky new alien book at: http://www.aurelioobrien…

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GREAT ‘secret society’ show by Robert Plant in Pittsburgh last night. Vocal euphoria. Zep, sure, but top number was “Monkey” — killed it!

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Tonight the monkey dies. http://www.npr.org/templ…

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“Some people are afraid of heights. Not me. I’m afraid of widths.”
- Steven Wright http://people.msoe.edu/~…

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Writers: Here’s the TOC for our upcoming book: Many Genres, One Craft: http://manygenres.blogsp…

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@mashable @euterpethemuse Starbucks Starts Accepting Mobile Payments Nationwide - http://on.mash.to/fUERVR <- Neat app. Goodbye sleep!

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Gauntlet Press’ cool “Illustrated Masques” graphic novel, now taking preorders at: http://www.gauntletpress…

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Zombie fans and walkers. Chuck a buck to John Skipp’s “Rose: The 3D ZombiePuppet Musical”: http://kck.st/gS9Rh3

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Alert: The Magazine of Bizarro Fiction #4 edited by John Skipp is now available: http://amzn.to/hrozSx

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Blood in avg body: 1.3 gallons. Average bucket size: 4 gallons. Number of pails needed to qualify as ‘buckets’: 2. Total: 6.15 bodies min.

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JefferyDeaver Quite honored to be here in Dubai to announce the title and cover art for my new James Bond novel, CARTE BLANCHE http://twitpic.com/3qujig

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The making of the tentacled chair: http://www.maximoriera.c…

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BoingBoing Jim Woodring’s giant ink pen unveiled http://bit.ly/h2lfLz

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I love cleaning up the errant stacks of papers in my office. Makes me feel like I’m sorting through the left behind clutter of a dead man.

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In case you missed it in 2010: “Attack of the Bleu Man Group” - Free Crazy Musical Zombie Story by @MikeArnzen: http://bit.ly/afatXq

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Neat! @guidedogbooks announces signed limited hardcover edition of @jeffvandermeer Monstrous Creatures: http://guidedogbooks.blo…

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Just renewed my membership in @Pennwriters … will be teaching at their conference this year: http://www.pennwriters.o…

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Sign up for dropbox for great web storage (use this link for bonus): http://db.tt/sUePzC0 Then play Dropquest for xtra: http://bit.ly/dSglMT

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The awesome reference - ‘The Book of Lists: Horror’ - is now just $6 @amazon. Highly recommended: http://amzn.to/htcHKF

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“Breaking the Knob”: New digital art posted to my gallery at: http://www.flickr.com/ph…

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Neat! My website’s intro was a recent @peroozal spotlight: http://www.peroozal.com/… (Join peroozal.com - it’s cool).

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New list started for contributors to Many Genres, One Craft who are on twitter (29 of 60): http://twitter.com/#!/Mi…

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Many Genres book website updates:. extra feature by @heidirubymiller on writers and yoga; events; more: http://manygenres.blogsp…

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THANK YOU @KL_Grady for the Plush Beating Heart! Perfect! Funny video of it in action: http://www.youtube.com/w…

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Gary’s Garden looks fun, @Kevin_Herrera! Nice trailer: http://bit.ly/e16oih

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Brilliant Sicko License Plate: http://jalopnik.com/5727… (thanks Lee Howard)

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Congrats to all graduates. Loved the “Arnzen joke”. See you in June, alums! Writing Popular Fiction: http://fiction.setonhill…

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“Punishment” - new weirdo demonic artpiece now up on my flickr gallery: http://www.flickr.com/ph…

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ZOMBIE DOGS FROM PITTSBURGH: http://www.pittsburghliv… [Thanks @JonathanMaberry!]

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phillyliarsclub RT @elle_stone: RT @amergina: So much great advice from @JonathanMaberry at Seton Hill’s WPF MFA residency. Check out @NicolePeeler’s stream

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Looking forward to today’s guest lecture by @JonathanMaberry at Seton Hill U. Writing Popular Fiction program: http://fiction.setonhill…

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LOL @KevinBreaux! Scaredy cats, I assume. But you are in my mind and getting the prize anyway…email me or DM your address pls. Cheers!

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@KevinBreaux is my 1000th follower. Bet he didn’t know he would win a signed book for the kindness! Msg me KB and we’ll make arrangements!

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YUM: ‘Recipe for Murder: Frightfully Good Food Inspired by Fiction’ by Esterelle Payany: http://amzn.to/hLqR3p

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@guidedogbooks is now on twitter and also has a new blog: http://guidedogbooks.blo… Follow them!

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Just updated my “currently teaching” bookshelf at goodreads.com for Sp 2011: http://www.goodreads.com…

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Thnx for “Shrink” @nextnature! Malstaf’s “Mirror” video also cool: http://www.fortlaan17.co…

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Have you read ‘Legends of the Mountain State 4’? It awaits your review @amazon: http://amzn.to/ei8cPV

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Our January Writing Popular Fiction MFA residency launches w/ people tonight. Zombies tomorrow! http://fiction.setonhill…

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Our upcoming how-to book, Many Genres, One Craft, is on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/…

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They say mankind envies birds and dreams of flying. But I don’t want to fly…I want to slither.

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GalleyCat How to read your new print book: a blog & video tutormediabistro.com/galleycat/user…5m4f

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Our graduate program at SHU is discussing your novel Patient Zero this Friday, @JonathanMaberry! Early reports: everyone loves it! CU soon.

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SignificObs The Wonderful, Evil Print-On-Demand Book Machine Arrives in Manhattan | The Awl theawl.com/2011/01/the-wo…

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Hellnotes Horror Is Dead! (Again?) by R.J. Cavender - http://bit.ly/fVXPrs

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Scrobble it, whatever that means: Attack of the Bleu Man Group: http://www.last.fm/music…

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Describe the nearest framed picture/artwork by your computer right now. [Me? “Suicidiot” poem illo by M. Borell: http://bit.ly/hTTCBz ]

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Sidney_Williams Zombie Spaceship Wasteland excerpt - book by Patton Oswalt http://bit.ly/fTvnRd

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Swiss Miss, Instant…Cthulhu Fhtagn! http://amultiverse.com/2…

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Texas Chainsaw Sharpener

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The People vs. Larry the Cable Guy

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I enjoyed your essay on “The Hope of Horror Poetry” in the latest issue of Star*Line @karenlnewman! Kudos.

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@JustAfterSunset Your cannibalism is a virtue. Kudos. Enjoyed the new poem on http://thedarkfiction.com too!

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(A personal favorite)

“palms read”: the suicide marvels / at the way blood channels / off his palms / as if made to spill just so. / ironic, the name / life lines

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Writers: you can now sign up for an e-mail alert when Many Genres, One Craft is available this Spring: http://manygenres.blogsp…

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DHarlanWilson Here’s the abridged version of my path to publication at author Heidi Ruby Miller’s blog: http://bit.ly/gF1RfU

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Upgrading my newsletter server at http://gorelets.com Needs tweaks. Sign up and let me know if it serves you trouble, so I can try to fix.

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Selected poems from
The Nest appear in:

cover for The Gorelets Omnibus by Michael Arnzen