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Jun 28 2011 Posted by in news, other voices, writing | Comments Off on Warmed and Bound

Warmed and Bound

My story “Headshot” will be featured in Warmed and Bound: A Velvet Anthology, available July 22 in paperback and e-book from your favorite online bookseller. This project has been a labor of love, born out of a reading/writing community called The Velvet (where I’m a moderator), who are united by their love of dark, visceral […]


Jun 27 2011 Posted by in other voices, writing | 1 comment

A Simple List of Writer Dos and Don’ts

This is a guest post by Caleb J Ross as part of his Stranger Will Tour for Strange blog tour. He will be guest-posting beginning with the release of his novel Stranger Will in March 2011 to the release of his second novel, I Didn’t Mean to Be Kevin and novella, As a Machine and […]


Jun 24 2011 Posted by in writing | Comments Off on Icebergs in Your Shorts

Icebergs in Your Shorts

I’ve been reading a lot of short story collections this year, and they always take me so much longer to get through than novels. Which I’m certain mirrors their authors’ own experiences creating them. It can be exhausting reading more than one story per sitting, even if it’s just ten pages. Creative writing instructors often […]


May 30 2011 Posted by in writing | Comments Off on Bike Writing

Bike Writing

I obsess over my sentences (in stories, not blog posts). This makes me an exceptionally-slow writer, as I don’t move on from a paragraph until it’s as polished as can be at that time. One finished page is a really solid evening for me. I prefer this meticulous method to the one most authors employ, […]


May 07 2011 Posted by in other voices, writing | Comments Off on Will I Am but Will I Be?

Will I Am but Will I Be?

Today as I sat on a park bench scribbling in a Moleskine and trying not to appear suspicious (difficult for a single male my age), irony washed over me as I flashed back to the book I’d read earlier this week, Stranger Will by Caleb J Ross. One element of the story features a cult […]


Jan 06 2010 Posted by in other voices, writing | Comments Off on Planing in the Workshop

Planing in the Workshop

This is a guest post from Caleb J Ross, author of the chapbook Charactered Pieces: stories, as part of his ridiculously-named Blog Orgy Tour. Visit his Web site for a full list of blog stops. Charactered Pieces: stories is currently available from OW Press (or Visit him at …generally just presenting something semi-publicly […]


Sep 13 2009 Posted by in news, writing | Comments Off on Beer und Questions Asks

Beer und Questions Asks

I’m honored to be the first in a series of author interviews called [Blank] und Questions Asks… wherein author Caleb J. Ross sits down with me at a local bar to discuss my novel, Major Inversions, fueled by the social lubricant/truth serum of its namesake.


Oct 19 2008 Posted by in entertainment, humor, writing | Comments Off on Promo Copy Cats

Promo Copy Cats

Cutting through network promotions clichéd hyperbole. What they say. What they mean. The show everyone’s talking about.Everyone being those in our programming department whose jobs are on the line. It’s been a ratings disappointment despite the buzz cash we poured into ads and promotion. See the show critics are calling “X.”We doomed it with a […]


Jul 05 2008 Posted by in entertainment, music, writing | 1 comment

Fairy Dust Between the Sprockets

Having just been reduced to a wide-eyed nine-year-old all over again by witnessing E.T.: The Extraterrestrial in its high definition glory, and awing at the recent digital majesty of Wall•e, it brought to mind the question: what makes for magical cinema? What are the ingredients of timelessness? What’s the big diff between The Incredibles and […]


Mar 28 2008 Posted by in news, writing | Comments Off on -Esque


My short story -Esque is featured in Two Guys Enter a Bar. One Leaves, the premiere issue of the Colored Chalk lit zine (and theme for all stories this month). You’re also encouraged to plaster your own ‘hood with paper copies, guerrilla style, by downloading the printer-ready PDF. Many thanks to editor Caleb Ross and […]