April 2011

“The entrance to Target should have people splattered all around it.” - Mitch Hedberg

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Oooo…just picked up a case full of ‘Many Genres’. New book smell! Publisher did an AWESOME production job. Get one: http://amzn.to/ea4bym

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I’m on the Virtual Book Tour for Many Genres, One Craft: http://www.gorelets.com/…

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heidirubymiller MANY GENRES, ONE CRAFT Contributor News: Michael A. Arnzen Honored as Seton Hill Prof of the Year… manygenres.blogspot.com/2011/04/mgoc-c…

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A stinkbug looked at me a minute ago, with an expression that I SWORE said “Go away, Stinkmammal”!

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Writers might like my short essay on using “movie barcodes” to rethink your outlines:… http://fb.me/UyDrDfuz

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JasonJackMiller FREE Cotton: Many Genres Writing Tip from Michael A. Arnzen freecottonclub.blogspot.com/2011/04/many-g… And something about the dreams of electric sheep.

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“Color coding” your book - my Many Genres guest blog: http://freecottonclub.bl…

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RT @megmims Spotlight - The story behind the book Many Genres, One Craft with Mike Arnzen and Heidi Ruby Miller http://www.megmims.com/b…

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SarahKSilverman Being a woman is like being in the slowest horror movie ever

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Penguin launches Book Country for genre fiction. Interesting. Genre map: http://www.bookcountry.c…

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NMamatas STARVE BETTER by Nick Mamatas officially released today apexbookcompany.com/2011/04/starve…

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Classic Rock radio stations: meet Stray, the band you’ve totally been overlooking for 30 years: http://www.stray-the-ban…

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Wouldn’t it be great if there was a Political Apprentice next year, even if Trump never runs? “The Gentleman from Kansas…you’re fired.”

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@JustAfterSunset I expected your portfolio to play the opening organ from Ozzy’s “Mr. Crowley” like a musical Hallmark when I opened it up

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Heed that cautionary tale @tanyatwombly! Beware the muckbucket! You don’t really want that cup of “Joe,” do you?

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Always have a backup resource for coffee. And never use the hotel coffee maker. People wash their underwear in those.

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Thnx for the advice @fri558 @Caymon @DennisJerz and again, @nehabawa and @NicolePeeler!

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RT @NicolePeeler : “Casual Friday” does not mean dress like a hobo. Or a tramp.

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ChuckWendig Then: 25 Things Every Writer Should Know (aka “Things I Think About Writing”) at . http://bit.ly/fljIzP

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Thnx for the advice @RDansky (true dat!) @MikeBrendan (hah!) @tanyatwombly (word!) @LaMaupin (indeed!) @franfriel (YES!)

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What advice — funny, serious, topical, bizarre, life-changing, or timely — would you offer ? RT or reply with hashtag.

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If you could offer one piece of advice what would it be?

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grammarissa @MikeArnzen : don’t rely on your resume. Network as if your life depended on it (because it does).

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mthielbar @MikeArnzen You won’t have everything you want when you’re 30—unless you’re really unlucky.

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Thnx for the advice @nehabawa and @misslazyj Keep it coming at your leisure folks. Serious, silly, crazy or wise.

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Don’t trust the sneeze guard.

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RT @GirlyEngine @arnzen My advice for the Class of 2011: Shoot for the stars but keep your feet on the ground.

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LOL @MarkWorthen. Classic @snarkdogg. More advice — funny, serious, topical, bizarre, lifechanging — wanted to deliver

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If you could offer one piece of advice what would it be? I very well might read replies to students. Pls pass it along.

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Please RT or reply w/hashtag: If you could offer one piece of advice what would it be?

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I wish trucks didn’t beep when they backed up. It’s annoying to have to listen to this while you bleed to death.

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Looks like @amazon is discounting each Doctor Who season on DVD by 61% today for BBC week. Tempting!: http://amzn.to/ec2LfN

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joe_hill Link: http://www.shirleyjackso…

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I can leak the news: @RDSPress http://www.rawdogscreami… will be publishing the print edition of The Gorelets Omnibus this Halloween!

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I agree @MikeBrendan; would be awesome if @FleetingPages could extend it beyond a month. They might be setting up an online shop, too.

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heidirubymiller MANY GENRES, ONE CRAFT Virtual Book Tour manygenres.blogspot.com/2011/04/many-g… - stops at Free Cotton and Seton Hill Writers

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Yinzers and Pittsburgh readers/writers: Check out @FleetingPages — indie takeover of a dead bookstore! http://www.fleetingpages…

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Writers: Pre-order Many Genres, One Craft: Lessons in Writing Popular Fiction and tackle your novel this summer: http://amzn.to/ea4bym

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heidirubymiller MANY GENRES, ONE CRAFT Contributor News: Lee Allen Howard’s SEVERED RELATIONS and THE SIXTH SEED … manygenres.blogspot.com/2011/04/mgoc-c…

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The Alternative Rorschach series is complete. View the set! http://fb.me/R1KcJN7a

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The Way We Grrr

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Can’t Get Enough of your Blood, Babe

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It’s understood that ‘liking’ my facebook page is a relative term: http://www.facebook.com/…

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Last night I read ‘Write Good or Die’ by @hauntedcomputer Solid ‘real world’ freelance tips from experienced authors: http://amzn.to/gPRBfn

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RT @sblackmoore @warrenellis: people interested in writing comics: @ruckawriter puts one of his scripts online - http://bit.ly/gNTOHW

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thx @brainpicker Everything Is Going to Be OK: http://j.mp/fNS5Na .. Very different than Everything Will Be OK: http://youtu.be/1IUX0Qy-…

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Another crazy Rorschach alternative posted to Flickr. Almost done with the set of 10. http://fb.me/LrINTHXD

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@NoraThompson As far as I’m aware, the “In Your Write Mind” workshop IS open to all serious writers: http://alumni.setonhill….

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SHU Writing Popular Fiction “In Your Write Mind” annual workshop & retreat (not the MFA program) is open: http://alumni.setonhill….

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I see a sad alien clown who just lost his balloon. But I’m weird. What do you see? http://www.flickr.com/ph…

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io9 The Euthanasia Coaster, the last roller coaster you’ll ever ride http://io9.com/5793305/

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RT @sarahhollowell http://xavid.us/quote.cg… <-LOL! Hilarious quotes from the 2010 Alpha sf writing workshop!

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@sarahhollowell THANK YOU for the kind words! Where is the Alpha quotes page? I’d love a refresher of the weirdness that was perpetrated.

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heidirubymiller MANY GENRES, ONE CRAFT Contributor: Timons Esaias manygenres.blogspot.com/2011/04/mgoc-c… - Read an Excerpt

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RT @HorrorLibrary: “Horror Writers: Want an Editor Who Understands Your Genre? http://tinyurl.com/horro… <-RJ knows his stuff.

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I want to read Jim Thompson in graphic novel format. Does it exist?

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If you’re a goodreads.com member lookin’ for linkage, here’s my profile. http://fb.me/sMZSY2yw

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Pennwriters pre-con seminar May 12 taught by authors of Many Genres, One Craft: http://manygenres.blogsp… http://tinyurl.com/4bkxl…

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Latest addition to the Alternative Rorschach inkblot series. What do you see? http://fb.me/L8qyTwnC

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Enjoyed your comment in Time @RL_Stine: http://www.time.com/time…

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Just saw that @amazon is offering the larger Kindle DX at $80 off in their gold box deal today: http://amzn.to/dOS4Wd

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chadhelder From Michael Arnzen, who will be teaching a workshop at Stoker Weekend in June. http://fb.me/TegOtpvj

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Some snippets from Many Genres will be appearing here throughout the month. Book should be out within the month! http://fb.me/XbLBFkgB

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We’ve started running contributor profiles/excerpts on the Many Genres page. I’m up 1st with 7 excerpts (!): http://manygenres.blogsp…

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(A personal favorite)

“Wrap”: They found the tenth head / wrapped up tight / in rumply tin foil. / No clear clues / except for the man’s name. / Another Reynold.

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JasonJackMiller Pittsburgh writers should check this out—PENNWRITERS ONE DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP jasonjackmiller.blogspot.com/2011/04/pennwr… All this, and more!

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Many thanks @DouglasClegg Folks, don’t miss Doug’s “Saddest Little Zombie” via the blog at http://www.DouglasClegg….

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@nehabawa LOL! Uncannily, @NicolePeeler just gave me that poster! http://theoatmeal.com/co… It is all true (he said on cup #2).

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I’m told Many Genres, One Craft will be available the first week in May. You can order it today on @amazon!: http://amzn.to/ea4bym

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@jodydiperna asks: “So this is what you were thinking about at 7:30 in the morning?” <- Yes. Some people exercise in the morn. I exorcise.

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Colorful new one posted to the Alternative Rorschach art series. http://fb.me/uuku6dzK

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“Creasing His Collar” - a creepy new horror poem. http://fb.me/DkDz99kZ

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Many Genres kicks off its virtual book tour: http://manygenres.blogsp…

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(A personal favorite)

Girl Names from the Demon Baby Dictionary: Oblivia. Grueliette. Clawra. Regretta. Scarla. Killda. Retchen. Lucivere. Peryl. Sinona. Flamey.

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Just explained my next novella’s plot over the phone to my dad. After a pregnant pause, he asked if I’ve been sleeping well lately. Hah!

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We will deconstruct a pizza delivery menu in my Literary Criticism class tonight. Derrida weeps, but still wants a slice.

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AdviceToWriters Houghton Harcourt will distribute selected Amazon titles in bookstores: http://bit.ly/hJ3J4b

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Listened to Dio, got puzzled, and had to do a lyric search… found this funny job of close reading: http://alum.wpi.edu/~gee…

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Our new book: Many Genres, One Craft: Lessons in Popular ! Cover, intro, contents, preorders here: http://fb.me/L4c9bJmM

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ChiZine is redesigned and relaunched: http://chizine.com/volum…

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Wow, my own cat just rolled its eyes at me. I’m done now. /\_/\ Okay one more: The Mouse of Usher. G’night!

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CREAM AND CREAM AGAIN!

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linc0lnpark BeetleMilk

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Dead Ringworms

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LOL. I can’t believe how stupidly fun this is. Thks @sheriw1965 and you are insane @chrisbowsman! HAH!

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The Toxoplasmosis Avenger

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The Amityville Purrer

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Rosemary’s Kittie

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swierczy For years, I thought the lyric was, “pulling muscles from Michelle.”

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JeremyCShipp Paws

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rusty_shackles In The Mouth of Morris

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Please RT: Many Genres, One Craft: Lessons in Popular ! Cover, intro, contents, preorders here: http://fb.me/L4c9bJmM

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Fiction writers: you can now preorder our new book, Many Genres! http://fb.me/L4c9bJmM

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Check out ‘Card IX’: the new “Alternative Rorschach” inkblot. http://fb.me/W45JoE0X

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My duty to report: Amazon is selling the huge Boris Karloff ‘Thriller’ series again, for almost $100 off: http://amzn.to/esPywi

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More on Odyssey’s “Making Readers Squirm” podcast: http://www.gorelets.com/…

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“Each of us is a mobile bag of brine, trying to succeed, have a good time, and not die.” - Mark McLaughlin http://bit.ly/i2UqEX

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Odyssey SF/F Writing Workshop is now podcasting my lecture “Making the Reader Squirm” http://fb.me/NvWXmMHJ

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Advanced peek at the cover art and intro for Many Genres, One Craft: http://www.gorelets.com/…

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heidirubymiller “MANY GENRES, ONE CRAFT: Introduction by Arnzen” on Scribd http://www.scribd.com/do… @arnzen @MikeArnzen

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Congratulations to @Dark_Regions_Pr (Dark Regions Press) for winning the 2010 Specialty Press Award from @HorrorWriters! Well-deserved.

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Must-see conceptual horror film in the spirit of Maximum Overdrive: Rubber http://www.rubberthemovi…

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Selected poems from
The Nest appear in:

cover for The Gorelets Omnibus by Michael Arnzen