Monthly Archives: March 2012

Rob’s Critical Review: “Home,” by Carson Buckingham

With “Home,” Buckingham’s put out a work of dark fantasy of the kind to make Caitlín R. Kiernan smile, and yet the work’s not derivative or copy-cattish, not of Kiernan’s work, or that of anyone else.  Instead, the tale is … Continue reading

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Rob? How short should my novel chapters be?

Two hundred and fifty words. (Psst. And maybe even less!  Sometimes only a few words, such as has been done by the genius writer Caitlin R. Kiernan, in “Daughter of Hounds,” though such micro sections were rare.) That said, it’s … Continue reading

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Rob, off the cuff: “What’s better to write? Good guys or bad?”

One of the great privileges of writing, is the chance to step into the shoes of the other sex(es), or that of animals–or aliens. With this, since many writers–not all; remember De Sade was an author, too, having written “Justine”–are … Continue reading

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Why would anyone go to the bother of writing a bad review for a book they got for free?

On the Facebook group: Kindle Horror Books, an open group, author Lee Allen Howard posed the question: Why would anyone go to the bother of writing a bad review for a book they got for free? It’s an interesting question, … Continue reading

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Color

On Facebook, in the Suspense/Thriller writer group, author Pat Bertram (http://patbertram.com/) posted the following: Color is an important part of life, and we should honor that importance in the stories we write. Although we can simply name any color for our … Continue reading

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On Editors, Revising, and Writing Groups–A Letter to a friend

“On Editors, Revising, and Writing Groups—A Letter to a Friend”  By Rob M. Miller      Fellow Writers,   Recently I received an e-mail from a close friend, a fellow writer whose work I’ve had the privilege of editing.  In … Continue reading

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Rob, off the cuff: Guest blogging.

Building this new site, and needing to populate it with content, I had to mention the guest blog I was asked to submit to Lee Pletzer’s site, Kobe Fiction. Published there December 2011, I was more than pleased with the … Continue reading

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Rob’s Critical Review: “Heartless,” by Allan Leverone (Delirium Books, 2012)

For those reading, not in the know, I participated in a promotion, and won the grand prize, a signed, limited edition hardback of Mr. Leverone’s novella-length work “Heartless,” published by Delirium Books. And what is there to say? First, Delirium’s … Continue reading

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Rob’s Critical Review: “Oh My Days,” by David Mathew (Triskaideka Books, May 2011)

Who the hell is David Mathew? One talented and brave writer out of the UK, that’s who. An accomplished name in the short story field that I’m hoping to see make a big splash in the States with his breakout … Continue reading

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Rob, off the cuff: Reading a praising review

Last year, I had the joy of having a piece of mine, “Monsters Are Made,” published in Angelic Knight Press’s first title release, an anthology titled “Satan’s Toybox: Demonic Dolls,” the first in their now three-book series. A FB-poster asked: … Continue reading

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