Category Archives: Writing

Considering my MFA from Stonecoast Five Years Later

Five years ago, I earned my MFA in Creative Writing with a concentration in Popular Fiction. Five years ago, James Patrick Kelly was our graduation speaker and he was firm in telling us to remember to make time to write. … Continue reading

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Viable Paradise 2012 Writing Workshop — Signal Boost

This is a signal boost for the writing workshop Viable Paradise (VP for short) , which is held annually on Martha’s Vineyard. I attended the 2006 workshop. There are many terrific workshops out there and Viable Paradise is one of them. So, … Continue reading

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New Writer Spotlight: Lori T. Strongin

It’s always fun to find new and interesting writers such as Lori T. Strongin. Her debut novel, Bite Me, is about some very funny and unique college student with who are dealing with more than just papers and professors. I … Continue reading

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The Many Mysteries of Charles Tan: An Interview

Charles Tan is the blogger behind one of speculative fiction’s top blogs, Bibliophile Stalker. While much of the content on his site pertains to Philippine speculative fiction, Tan has his finger on the pulse of the SF/F industry. Not only … Continue reading

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Postcard Story #0: In Which Will Ludwigsen is Interviewed

Will Ludwigsen is a talented speculative fiction writer who has placed some terrific stories in magazines such as Weird Tales, Cemetery Dance, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Strange Horizons, and Asimov’s Science Fiction as well as the Interfictions 2 anthology. For … Continue reading

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Underwords is Now Accepting Submissions for Reviews, Interviews, Etc.

When I started Underwords in November 2010, I thought it would be a fun project filled with interesting posts about literature and writing. It has been that and so much more! I’m thrilled that Underwords has become much more successful … Continue reading

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New Writer Spotlight: Kat Howard

Continuing the New Writer Spotlight series, Underwords is pleased to present Kat Howard. With some impressive sales in her first year of publication, Howard is attracting quite a bit of attention. You can find her online at and @KatWithSword … Continue reading

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Writing Workshops: Viable Paradise 2011

Underwords reflects my passion for literature, reading, and writing within the popular fiction world. When I first began writing, I needed something or someone to help me figure out what I was doing. By chance, I attended a Boskone panel … Continue reading

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