November 2011

Am I too insane in my new author photo? Hard for me to tell, um, due to the insanity and all. What d’you think? See: gorelets.com/about-michael-…

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If only Quentin Tarantino could have gotten to “Tequila” before Pee Wee Herman did; it would be a different world today. @QTArchives

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You rock @flavorsme — thanks for not only the RT, but for adding my page — michaelarnzen.com — as a featured site in yr newsletter!

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Attn friends on @flavorsme: the site has gone social and utterly cool for mobile. login to upgrade & then add memichaelarnzen.comEZlt

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Offered: Hardcover Many Genres One Craft Signed by Editors and Several Contributors fb.me/1dLL5xI5x

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Put this under your child’s pillow when they lose a baby tooth,,, post.ly/45V2N

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New Post on Gorelets.com: Vampires of the Wild Kingdom post.ly/450Mf

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This just in: I will be reading this March at the Louisiana Conference on Media, Technology and the Imagination: english.louisiana.edu/laconference/

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@RDansky HAH! Yes, I played Skyrim into oblivion, too…but not like this guy — Skyrim’s first serial killer!: kotaku.com/5863096/a-peek…

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I ate a Hostess cupcake into oblivion today, too, btw. OBLIVION. It was ugly. It ain’t coming back. Not even on my waistline.

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@RDSPress No better feeling than obliviating a to do list item. I don’t ‘check’ my list, though. I scratch each line into oblivion.

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@snarkdogg I believe the phrase ‘pickles into oblivion’ is a euphemism of some kind. But yes…do it like that!

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Persist…into oblivion! :-)

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@Horror_Nerd @Tweet_Shrieks My advice? Submit to an editor and trust them to decide if the world is ready for it or not. PERSIST.

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The journal PARA*DOXA: Studies in World Literary Genres is calling for academic papers on “Espionage” literature: paradoxa.com/cfp-espionage.…

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Phrase for the month: “into oblivion.” Append it to random statements in everyday life with abandon. (“With abandon” was last month’s!)

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heidirubymiller Bid on signed copy of MANY GENRES in auction to benefit Terri Windling. & prizes from Cory Doctrow, Cherie Priestmagick4terri.livejournal.com/32552.htmlevsY

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Yes, You Can Now Buy Actual Dunder Mifflin Paper - The Consumerist: bit.ly/suRNkV

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Xmas gift for the writer in your life (is it you?): Many Genres, One Craft: Lessons in Writing Popular Fiction amazon.com/gp/product/093…

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@bxwretlind I haven’t yet booked the trip but I hope to attend the ICFA — used to be a regular stop for me; now it’s been like three years.

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Floridian sf/horror/fantasy fans with a scholarly bent: consider the ICFA conference in March: iafa.highpoint.edu/annual-confere…

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mcsweeneys Literary Genre Translations: mcsweeneys.net/articles/liter…

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RDSPress AIRPLANE NOVEL by Paul A. Toth is listed by USA TODAY as one of the top 10 Indie books of 2011! fb.me/17euhpl7i

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Metal Distortions: New Photo Set Posted to Flickr post.ly/43eSD

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@TomPiccirilli Metal on Metal. Here’s Conan and Anvil together! metalinjection.net/tv/view/3700/a…

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CthulhuHaiku Open call for Cthulhu Haiku & Other Mythos Madness. DetailsCthulhuHaiku.comlge2. Spread the word!

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timwaggoner Die a horrible death in my next novel! Part of the auction to benefit Sheldon Higdon: tinyurl.com/cs2onqt

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RDSPress Small Business Saturday has been pretty fun, don’t forget RDSP’s ebook sale: raw-dog.livejournal.com/236528.html, join the fun and RT

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(A personal favorite)

remove the thermos / and you can squeeze a whole brain / inside the lunchbox

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mindlessones From the mind of Garth Marenghi comes a guide to modern urban vigilante warfare: thereprisalizer.com (cheers @NigelHeath) !

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Pre-order ‘Poe’s Lighthouse’ ed by Christopher Conlon, w/John Shirley, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Gary Braunbeck, me, more: amazon.com/gp/product/193…

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You call it ‘disturbing,’ I call it… post.ly/41Lw1

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Breaking News: Kamikaze Turkey attacks restaurant in desperate attempt at revenge on Thanksgiving Day: wtae.com/news/29852496/…

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It is hypocritical to thank a turkey for giving its life so that you may eat it. Unless it says “you’re welcome.” Then stab it right away!

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@JasonJackMiller Congrats on Hellbender’s release! Gonna get it for my kindle: amazon.com/dp/B006AHKFRU/…

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Tweet_Shrieks Review: Play Dead by Michael A. Arnzen wp.me/pDjgE-fe

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You can now describe books w/haiku at @LibraryThing librarything.com/more/haiku I like the one for @BrianKeene’s The Rising: librarything.com/work/32255#hai…

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That is so cool @theJessMcHugh — great interview. Thanks for the mention and all the best with your books!

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Fun with Frankenstein busts: The “IT’S ALIVE!” project — theitsaliveproject.org/Welcome.html

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@AwkwardTweets2U Possibly meet with Dr. McClain. Good luck with your writing!

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The Mounds and the Flurry. [Right on the shelf beside The Almond Joy of Cooking].

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@tanyatwombly@MikeArnzen Gravy Markings” <-LOL, Tanya! How about “Grave Arby’s” too?

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Gravity’s Sbarro

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One Hundred Years of Cinnebon

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Bartleby the Snickers

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Hershey’s Come Undone

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@poxypigtails Sounds like you’ve found a brilliant and open-minded poetry professor! & THANKS Lara!

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theJessMcHugh I can’t express enough how much I love “100 Jolts” by @MikeArnzen. If you dig flash horror, you NEED to get this… fb.me/B2IqOUwT

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Bank robbers probably should NOT use this bag for the money: adsoftheworld.com/media/ambient/…

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Invertebrates are the 97%: deepseanews.com/2011/11/octopi… But on a more serious note: motherjones.com/mixed-media/20… and do see the squid: vulgararmy.com

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@NoraThompson Congrats & thanks for mentioning our writing class in your intervibit.ly/veRJAXSQvP Your book turned out great!

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NoraThompson Yay! Got some press for the Twisted book: bit.ly/veRJAX Special thanks to @MikeArnzen for not calling me a sicko. In public.

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right on: @goodreads is now in harmony with the arnzen @flavorsme profile at michaelarnzen.com — still wanted: the new @Delicious

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Soon we will see the undead in retro TV programs like What’s Not Happening and Charlie’s Devils and The A Teeming with Maggots.

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Congrats @JasonJackMiller: “And here’s where I announce my 5 book deal with @RDSPress jasonjackmiller.blogspot.com/2011/11/and-he…

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@JasonJackMiller @bizarroguy “Bobcat Chicken” is like turducken — only a hen inside the stomach of a cat all cooked inside a man named Bob.

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heartyourguts Uterrorist instagr.am/p/ReiiI/

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For the ladies (or, also, men in tights): Fascinatingly Strange Tights: les-queues-de-sardines.com [“Descente d’organes” are my faves.]

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LCConnolly Many Genres: One of this year’s top books on writing. fb.me/1jeJVUtOJ

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@AngelaPardue Enjoy the EXQUISITE CORPSE DVD! It’s a weird mix…with true highlights! It takes some time to absorb. Post abt your faves!

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MANY GENRES named one of 10 of This Year’s Terrific Writing Books by The Writer Magazine! fb.me/1aY5qHzWs

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Nothing more ‘still life’ than an abstract of skull. fb.me/K2skhXv1

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@ZombieRiot Is that THE STEPFATHER (the original — the only version that counts). “Who am I today?” lol

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NaNoWordSprints Weird, wonderful word, SPLATTERING. What is going to splatter in your story? LOVE your PHANTOM sentences, guys. SO good, so very good.

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“Slit Skull Scream”: gorelets.com/gallery/scrawl…

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I will spend tonight’s extra hour eating — eating for an hour! — my own “Hour d’oeuvr”

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itemsmagazine Bruce Stirling: we need a tremendous new effort of imagination to grapple with - next literature.

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(A personal favorite)

whirling in wind / the leaves above their pile / dance in a vortex of brown and red / and soon assemble arms / rustling / reaching for rakes

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Forbes lambastes most overpaid actors: forbes.com/pictures/mfl45… Forbes celebrates 400 wealthiest people: same page.

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Don’t worry, dismembered arm. I just might leave my Halloween deco up as long as some folks leave up their Xmas decorations. Maybe.

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torbooks RT @blastr: Peter Jackson’s latest vid makes us want to see that 3D Hobbit NOW bit.ly/sWfYpF

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mattstaggs PS Publishing is doing a huge blow-out sale on their ARCS: pspublishing.co.uk

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@gemmafiles Great link Gemma. That io9 article rocked.

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ebertchicago The Sudden Death of Film. My new blog entry, just posted: bit.ly/roTvUy

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Aaron Durand (@everydaydude) saved his mom’s bookstore with a Tweet. stories.twitter.com/en/1/aaron_dur… via @TwitterStories

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@JaredvonHindman Just read your “30 Years of Stupid Monsters” (tribute <?> to D&D). Hilarious stuheadinjurytheater.com/article73.htmuGrr

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RT @AnitaLaydonMill “Thank God it’s not the math kind.” LOL!

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Back to proofing… but not the math kind.

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@troilee Today. I gave up writing and now write SCARY MATH instead. b00!+g00! = b00gab00!

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@troilee I made progress. Now it’s divided by zero times the square root of the negative imaginary number.

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heidirubymiller RT @MikeArnzen: “Many Genres” receives honor: Finalist in the USA “Best Books 2011” Awards for Writing & Publishiusabooknews.com/bestbooks2012a…53Us

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Hmm…If we give more gifts to those over 50, will we live longer? I’m puzzling over “Gifts and the Life Cycle”: thediagram.com/11_5/giftsand.…

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“Many Genres” receives honor: Finalist in the USA “Best Books 2011” Awards for Writing & Publishiusabooknews.com/bestbooks2012a…L@heidirubymillerller

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writers might find our book, Many Genres, helpful: manygenres.blogspot.com Also see Svenja’s spreadsheets at svenjaliv.blogspot.com

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Here is the archive from Halloween, in case you missed yesterday’s live undead fun. fb.me/15YG9DI87

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Selected poems from
The Nest appear in:

cover for The Gorelets Omnibus by Michael Arnzen