Tag: jay wilburn

Writing for Dummies: Seriously, this is not advice, I’m telling you that writing is dumb

by Jay Wilburn The joke is that the second best thing you can do for someone who wants to be a writer is to give them your favorite book on writing style while the best thing you can do is kill them while they are still happy. Similar jokes go […]

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Shared Universes in Horror

by Jay Wilburn I’ve always loved shared universe stories as a young reader in sci-fi and fantasy. The Thieves World books were some of my favorites. They were set in the same fantasy, sword-and-sorcery city and each author in the anthologies added onto the world and characters as they went. […]

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Do Guys with Shit Jobs Write Better Fiction?

by Jay Wilburn The goal of many writers is to write full time. They want to quit the day job and live in the cabin on acres off the grid (except for Internet of course) and off the millions they make from their zombie wombat steampunk epic fantasy. Who wouldn’t? […]

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The Art of DARK MOON DIGEST Issue #28

Every story published in the physical issues of our magazine is accompanied by an illustration by Editor-in-Chief Lori Michelle. Today, we thought we’d share with you the illustrations found in our latest issue. If you haven’t ordered your copy yet, now’s the time! First, here’s the glorious (and, perhaps, depressing) […]

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No Logical Way to Write a Haunting: Ghost Stories Make Humans Look Stupid

by Jay Wilburn I love ghost stories. I love them even though it has gotten weirdly hard to write any sort of haunting that makes the characters’ motivations and the necessities of the story work together. Everyone gets to the point early in the story where they realize: Yep, that’s […]

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Let’s Get Spooky With the New DARK MOON DIGEST

Who said Halloween wasn’t in July? Oh, every calendar in existence? Well, forget about them. They’re worthless. Nobody ever got anywhere in life by owning a calendar. It’s July (for another day or so) and it’s time to get hella spooky, folks. The new issue of Dark Moon Digest is finally available […]

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