Category Archives: Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue

“It’s a dark fantasy/horror/urban fantasy/science fictiony thing…”

So, here’s something that keeps irritating me — I just haven’t gotten around to whinging about it yet. What freaking genre am I writing in? Early on, I always thought of There’s No Such Thing as Vampires as horror. No question, hands down, it’s horror. Right? Then someone else casually dropped the words “urban fantasy” into my delicate ears, and

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Unzip your head.

I was scrolling through Twitter the other day (I really should stop doing that… like, at all) and stumbled across someone who’d retweeted someone who’d retweeted someone who’d asked this question (paraphrasing): “What work of art made you want to tell stories?” My first thought was, “All of them.” Then I hesitated, and I realized that I’d cruised right by

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Burrrrnouttttt.

It’s been a week since I wrote anything significant, and I feel like I’ve been neglecting everything and everyone. Hello, post-first-draft burnout. I’d nearly forgotten about you. The timing was perfect. I finished the first draft on Valentine’s Day, just in time for a three-day weekend. I decided — brilliantly, if I do say so myself — to turn it

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