November 2012

COOL: the Sci-Fi Poetry Assn now has t-shirts… and they chose my proposed slogan for them!… fb.me/MOZHuqIO

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I Deliver the Pizz-ugh: “Papa Arnz” art by Olivia Goudy @goudyliv84 pic.twitter.com/qO6v8WyQ (I… fb.me/1a9tqnprx

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@goudyliv84 @JasonJackMiller What the… Did you make this Olivia or…? It’s UNCANNY!

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Fear the Abyss is now on Kindle for $4.99 amazon.com/gp/product/B00… Ketchum, Ellison, Braunbeck, McHugh, Arnzen, Waggoner, Connolly, many more!

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@AustinTheBolts Great to hear the vidchat w/your horror class got the wheels grinding! Especially the blade-sharpening kind. Go for it!

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The Mind of Masuka

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“Batista’s Restaurant”

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@Cacotopos LOL! That’s a great sign They ought to replace all those old fallout shelter signs around the city with this.

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“Ia! Ia! Cthulhu fhtagn!” the Kindle read aloud to me, munging up Lovecraft with its tame and robotic voice. I… fb.me/1N3sqqT1G

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I like to make kindle read the unknowable to me. Here’s Lovecraft:… fb.me/1ojbeZXbI

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Thx @christine_g10! Enjoyed the vidchat with your class immensely even if w/o audio to me you were just a scary crowd of chuckling mimes.

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I’m chatting with Dr. Sander’s “Gothic” course at UC Fullerton today, which studied The Gorelets Omnibus. In that class? Give a shout out!

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Just found a rarity — Illusions of Immortality by Edmond Haraucourt (trans. Brian Stableford). Classic Decadent SF! amazon.com/gp/product/B00…

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RDSPress The ebook edition of FELLENGREY by Scott Thomas is available exclusively from @reKiosk: buff.ly/UUacX6

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Well…apparently I won tonight’s contest. Sign up for the Goreletter for another chance in the future! fb.me/2mIwC4t5V

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PMPressBooks What do Gary Braunbeck, Harlan Ellison, Tim Waggoner, Michael Arnzen, and Jack Ketchum all have in common? fb.me/1nC14vN32

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Less than 2 hours left for the Gorelets Omnibus ebook photo prize opportunity. It’s wide open. Tick-tick.

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Got The Gorelets Omnibus on ebook? A photo can win you a collectible item. Contest entries due 8pm tonight! gorelets.com/blog/dataerrat…

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7.09 The random appearance of firebug Bobby is not so random: echoes of Lila and the destructive impulses attached to desire.

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7.09 ’s conversation w/killers on his boat is an embodiment of a dialogue with manifestations of his “Dark Passenger”

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You can learn more about that collectible broadside I’m giving away over the next 24 hours here:… fb.me/1oE4WaqTk

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Thanks for the heads up on the facebook privacy notice hoax. I’ve removed it. But frankly, I don’t care if it… fb.me/1nRWDIcet

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Surprise giveaway to facebook followers: post a photo of The Gorelets Omnibus on your kindle and I’ll send you a… fb.me/2uelVArka

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Life doesn’t always hand you lemons for lemonade. Sometimes it squirts them into your eyes.

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@nehabawa Excellent. But be careful. Some have said that gasping is the new yawning!

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This sale at Dark Regions Press includes the signed ltd ed of Writing in Darkness II from 1997 w/art by Renate… fb.me/tW1Rr0iV

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One day the cycle was broken and not a soul yawned. This caused a backup. Somewhere a baby exploded. But with it the yawning ended for good.

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They will laugh on set when filming the last episode of : “And that’s a wrap.”

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If you are considering a mailing list, I tell you that @dadamail is the best. Customizable. Been running the Goreletter on it for TEN YEARS!

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@DennisJerz I’m not sure, but I’m sure a slingshot around the sun will come out tomorrow.

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@jessieherself What a happy welcome! I excitedly wave back and look forward to yer tweets! Be prepared; mine are…dark.

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@Lilydenise Thx Lily! This is one of the things we lose when libraries and bookstores close, I think. Public reading is limited to menus.

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@AntoinetteOuell The “passing down of cassettes” with reading on them is a fabulous idea! Port it over to the digital age with podcast?

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@gariovich Meant a lot to me. Thank you.

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@STCrowley LOL. Hey, literacy is a superpower: it’s INVISIBLY productive!

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@jmlandels Truth. We teach more powerfully when we aren’t explicitly trying to teach.

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Big thanks to the shocking number of folks who favorited and retweeted my “literacy” post: twitter.com/MikeArnzen/sta…

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@jamesscottbell If it makes us “hyphenates” serving our stories, all the better. Right now our hyphenates are all on the marketing side.

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Don’t just read to children. Read in front of them. Pull from your book case as often as you do your dish cabinet. Live your literacy.

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Today’s is MAD magazine’s clever mashup, “Frankenwinnie”: gorelets.com/blog/saturday-…

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“afloat”: we are pulsing like sonar / with limited range / pinging reality / missing the treasures / of the lower depth

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You are so kind @larazontally! We’d be lucky to have you in the MFA and we do have a great community, but w/o residency we have no TAs, etc.

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If struggling in your novel — a burst of TWISTED prompts to raise conflict or reset your brain: gorelets.com/blog/instigati…

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Dude the Obscure

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A zombie turkey stirs in your fridge. It’s okay. He’s harmlessly headless. But that won’t give you much to aim for. I say eat it, unalive.

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Fear The Abyss — back cover info & blurb released: “FEAR THE ABYSS brings the shocks, one disturbing jolt after… fb.me/1MqNqtsnU

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Reminder: Only one month left to back up your ebooks from Fictionwise before they close shop: gorelets.com/blog/arnzen-ne…

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Save New World

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No Country Outfitters for Old Men

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wwnorton The Doorbusters Of Perception

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RT @grammarissa $1984.00 <-Nice! Big Brother is Shopping.

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nkjemisin New video out promoting the ebook release of Octavia Butler’s works. In which I talk about Butler’s legacy. youtube.com/watch?v=aJKwxd…

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The Things They Carried

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WestofKatie We Have Always Lived in the Costco

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The Red Badge of Target

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Science-fiction by horror writers. Fear the Abyss! Now open for pre-orders - for just $18.50 ppd @PMPressBooks : postmortem-press.com/abyss.php

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Fear the Abyss antho going up for pre-orders Tuesday / shipping next week! INFO:… fb.me/1nD7H3QOp

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What’s a “noveltini,” @NaNoWriMo? I’ll take a double, whatever it is.

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@MartinLastrapes THANK YOU! (Well…one is cracked. I apparently can only juggle three at a time.)

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ElmStreetWired The Steelers’ jerseys would only be cool if their colors were red & green.

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@JustAfterSunset Sorry… I’m in the fugue state I assume before Dexter appears on my TV set and tells me to do things. You’ve got E.

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I am digging @Dropbox - best way to share files. Newly updated to version 1.6 yesterday - it rocks. Check it out at: db.tt/Dn3kQEd

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STARBURST_MAG News Recap: Marvel Comics launching DEXTER mini-series in 2013… starburstmagazine.com/comic-news/397…

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“Dexter” = implies “dexterity”; etymology: on the “right” side of a shield, ergo, defensive, just. “Morgan” = morgue-in.

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There is a turning point each season when the antagonist confronts/addresses by his full name: “Hello, Dexter Morgan.”

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“Croak Nut”: An acorn pachinkos down branches — / jackpots into skull hole with a dull dry thud. / It takes a life / time to play again.

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The FEAR THE ABYSS antho (starring Ketchum, Ellison, Waggoner, Braunbeck, me, more!) taking pre-orders on Tuesday: gorelets.com/blog/arnzen-ne…

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Today’s is a charming claymation apocalypse :… fb.me/21ZqrVTjf

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Hoarding Hostess? Go to Cleveland where “Twinkie Sauce” Still Drips from the Pipes in Famous Cleveland Bookstore: wkyc.com/news/article/2…

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Hey Pittsburgh: I love what the Prometheus aliens have done with the Squirrel Hill tunnel!

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My thoughts on the death of Fictionwise.com — and an alert to backup/transfer your ebooks: gorelets.com/blog/arnzen-ne…

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If you own any of my ebooks from Fictionwise see this important webpage. They’re unfortunately shutting down: fictionwise.com/BN-Transition-…

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Laugh while it’s still FRESH: Classic rap album covers p-shopped with US politicians: complex.com/pop-culture/20…

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Great news about the 3 book deal @jeffvandermeer! Congrats!

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PMPressBooks Fear the Abyss - Table of Contents …

• “Cutting the Cord” – Joseph Williams
• “Extraction” – Jessica McHugh
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It gazes back into you! fb.me/22uM5r9om

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I have to defer to the publisher to announce things @tanyatwombly as it’s sort of a secret project. But I hope to share info when I can.

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Status: gleefully macabre. Just finished a brutal little story.

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heidirubymiller @MikeArnzen & @heidirubymiller discuss Niche Book Marketing at Western MD Indie Lit Festival: youtu.be/3v8ETDd8BGg @RDSPress

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When people say “Welcome to my world.” Respond: “Thank you for summoning me with the goat blood and all…Now what can I do for you?”

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Waiting till I finish current project to catch up on …Will one long marathon session of the show tear the fabric of my brain? Good.

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@Dark_Regions_Pr Please DM or send me an email address? I don’t think my messages to Joe are getting through.

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Hey HWA members. No need to ask me to opt in. Junk mail to avoid junk mail is crazy. Just assume I’m in and send the links and stuff.

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@Tweet_Shrieks Celebrity Deathmatch rewawakens! In fact, I’m thinking of signing this petition: change.org/petitions/mtv-…

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@JeffStrand Yes, and it’s “The 10 Grumpiest Dead Writers” we all have to worry about most!

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@sevenfootprints @thejackketchum I’d love to hear if there is a link. I delivered papers on “Ketchum Avenue” in Amityville as a kid! :-)

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Flavorwire’s “10 Grumpiest Living Writers” — flavorwire.com/283530/the-10-…

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Dark_Regions_Pr Support author Tom Piccirilli! 20% hardcover & 100% of ebook proceeds to be donated in his fight against brain cancer: darkregions.com/books/the-wall…

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@simonwoodwrites @TreasureLondon I would leave a will, a treasure map, and a mysterious card in my dead hand, bearing…THE BLACK SPOT.

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simonwoodwrites Want to freak out your family? Leave a treasure map in your will and no explaination.

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@JasonJackMiller @goudyliv84 I was going to add “Extra Wheeze” but I charge extra for that.

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@goudyliv84 @JasonJackMiller Papa Arnz makes a mean pizza. Try the Leperoni with Extra Cheese.

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Good article on scary doll movies and the Uncanny by @BrandonKosters in the new issue of @DiaboliqueMag gorelets.com/uncanny/film/t…

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@goudyliv84 I dig it! Good drawing. Funny, that’s what it looks like when I look into the blank phone screen, too.

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Audio clips from my “Halloween Resurrection” reading in Greensburg last weekend w/@JustAfterSunset: twy.la/SWMZnv

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Here’s the POEDOWN THROWDOWN with Arnzen & Wytovich @JustAfterSunset!… fb.me/zfNHtMmU

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Just downloaded the Christmas issue of Diabolique mag (featuring my story, “Convictions”)…has a great article on… fb.me/z7BhGyKr

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“Zombie GPS” — new post in the Popular Uncanny: gorelets.com/uncanny/odditi…

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Great shot of @JustAfterSunset and I at tonight’s Poementous occasion @NicolePeeler! Thank you and @ewazoo23 for spending the time with us.

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I think @JustAfterSunset won the Poedown. But I mopped up afterward. Thanks all! The Beast Has Seven Heads and Seven Sets of Teeth…(soon).

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Final announcement: Horror poetry reading tonight with @JustAfterSunset - 7pm at DV8 Greensburg, PA Hi-jinx happens! gorelets.com/blog/arnzen-ne…

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MikeMehalek keeps giving-Just rec’d my Play Dead ballcap from @MikeArnzen

@bizarroguy @RDSPress @heidirubymiller @ctstout pic.twitter.com/pfx9Rvss

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@Tweet_Shrieks You’ll be missed, Scott! The event will be a good one. Hopefully some trace effect of the experience will make it online.

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@PaulaCKirk I have that song on perpetual loop right now, as I put some finishing touches on preps for my horror reading tonight. :-)

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Don’t let the Christmas decos in Downtown Greensburg fool you. The Halloween Resurrection erupts tonight at 7pm… fb.me/1JS9vrzXb

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Let him who hath understanding reckon the number of the beast — for it is a human number — and its number is 1-800-Flowers.

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Reading. Sat nite. 7pm. DV8 Greensburg. FB event deets: facebook.com/events/3974186… fb.me/2uNfkfJyI

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Great point about The Weird @frame_diver (Book might be too big for classroom use — not sure — but it just won a World Fantasy Award).

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Excellent, @TobyTate @DaveThomas76! I’m also wondering : has ‘extreme’/’splatter’ changed somehow, I wonder? Is horror more/less political?

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If I asked you what was “new” or “trending” in the horror >fiction< genre today, what would you say? I’m updating a class and am curious.

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JustAfterSunset Reminder! @MikeArnzen and I are taking over Greensburg this Saturday at 7 in the DV8 cafe!

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In an alternate universe, states are purple and green. And an Latino-Irish rocker named Bamba O’Rodney is predicted to win by a mudslide.

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Reminder: Halloween is Resurrecting this Saturday nite. Arnzen reading at DV8 in Greensburg PA with @JustAfterSunset twy.la/REl9fL

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WIREDInsider 8 highly unscientific ways of predicting the next president: ow.ly/f40Lj

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Alarm”: a dark parable from 100 Jolts: Shockingly Short Stories : gorelets.com/blog/gorelets-…

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A gorgeous pre-CNN map shot by +Bruce Siskawicz If you’re tracking election outcomes today, check out… fb.me/28e2wtD1p

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Hey champs: you’re permitted one break today: to vote! The election impacts the arts, the publishing economy, and reader’s lives.

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7.06 Hannah’s snow fantasy — uncanny repetition, in a way, of the ITK’s Christmas gift scenario in s1. Here Dexter is giving.

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K-pow. Arnzen Arms in Eden Prairie, MN. fb.me/27duGRySF

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heidirubymiller MANY GENRES ONE CRAFT Event Michael A. Arnzen Poetry Reading at DV8 w/Stephanie Wytovich manygenres.blogspot.com/2012/11/mgoc-e… @MikeArnzen @JustAfterSunset

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The PLAY DEAD signed “Ace of Spades” hat — 1 of 5 in existence. Two of these were given as prizes at DogCon 2012… fb.me/1lREm8yst

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See you at the Halloween Resurrection, this Saturday nite. fb.me/2bK9P3cRt

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7.6 Psychological displacement? The only other woman has freed like this before…is Deb. “Do what you gotta do.”

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7.6 “Plant” - like “price” - is a loaded term in this episode. (“Planty”? Not so much.)

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Oh, okay, one more, then I’m gone. SCREAM OF WHEAT.

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Cinnamon Toast Crash

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@sheldonhigdon Frankenweenieberry? That sounds wrong to me.

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@Tweet_Shrieks @sheldonhigdon “We’ll tear your bowl apart.” LOL! I have such milk to show you.

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Brady Bunches of Oats

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Hellraisin Bran

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Awesome @JustAfterSunset … I should have called it a “Poedown” instead of a “Throwdown”. And you’re already winning; I haven’t started.

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Special K-Pax

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The Good, The Bran and The Wheaties

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The blood slide’s point of view. fb.me/1lHP5yqbk

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strangehorizons We’ve passed $9,000! Poetry pay rates will increase from 1 January, 2013. Thank you! Now, about our next goal … buff.ly/RdvkIr

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No. Sleep. Till .

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“I’ve been collecting books on writing for decades and this is one of the best I’ve found.” Great review of ManyGenres: goodreads.com/review/show/41…

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Dexter looks up “Aconitine” on wiki en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aconitine in promo for 7.06 @DextergrBlog dexterdaily.com/2012/10/dexter… Hannah’s garden?

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THROWDOWN to @JustAfterSunset - I challenge you to write a poem for our reading on Sat based on The Raven or other Poe. I’ll do “Black Cat”

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It’s okay if you forgot to turn your clocks back. The Watcher will do it for you… “Spring Ahead, Fall Back” —… fb.me/1zT3LEsZv

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don hertzfeldt profoundly asks in his online journal, “When a person with an artificial heart dies, how do they… fb.me/1FWBzjpym

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I’m doing a live reading with Stephanie Wytovich @JustAfterSunset in Greensburg next Sat. Info: gorelets.com/blog/arnzen-ne… pic.twitter.com/puSq3ohP

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A great pair of writers, riffing off each other in rare form. fb.me/122Dx981t

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RT to HONK if it’s still Halloween in your life. (It’s a real clown car here — hope it keeps up all year!)

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Love that quote, @JackKetchum … further proof that Brian Hodge is definitely one of the best writers in our genre today.

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Some dark prompts for champs, excerpted from The Gorelets Omnibus’ workshop. scribd.com/doc/83186395/I…

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Here I am (yes, I now wear glasses) with Bill Hamilton at the big Popular Uncanny lecture last week. Photo c/o… fb.me/vvY5VPnV

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LOL @DavidKM … I think teleporting zombies are called “Zscotties”

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To finish a novel in a month you must actively block all distraction — surround yourself with a “Nanowrimote.”

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@NicolePeeler I completed the entire bathroom in 25 days with “Write or Scrub.”

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@NicolePeeler Print pages as they’re completed, one by one. Place underpants under pages. They will be pressed when you’re done.

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HAH! Totally @sheldonhigdon… As Zombie Franklin once said, “The disinterred gets the worm.”

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@JMMcDermott @colsonwhitehead I’ll look for it! (But I was thinking about zombie movies, not books/stories…in books, everything works!)

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Slow zombies = uncanny horror that will claw into your dreams. Fast zombies = action movie bologna. Still zombies = not really zombies.

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Exclusive FREE digital eBook from @darkfuse horror author Greg F. Gifune. [Thanks @SandyDeLuca!] bit.ly/PklO7C

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Watched The Black Cat (Stuart Gordon’s version of Poe’s tale) on Masters of Horror. Jeffrey Combs IS Poe: he’s the Hal Holbrook of Horror!

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The @Twylah ‘trending tweets’ widget seems to be back up and running on gorelets.com. THANKS Kelly Kim, for the awesome fix. Solid!

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Are you reading Diabolique magazine? You might want to start. This cover art rocks. fb.me/zdhuQPFt

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For some reason the trending tweets widget hasn’t been working for @Twylah on my website. If you’re looking, I’m here: tweets.gorelets.com

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Hey authors: don’t overlook the “Instigation” column at gorelets.com for ideas. More available in The Gorelets Omnibus.

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And so the Halloween poetry spree ends. Thanks for following and RTing my experiment today. Keep watching twy.la/PIrEjm

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Selected poems from
The Nest appear in:

cover for The Gorelets Omnibus by Michael Arnzen