Fiction Circular 6/13/19

§00. Editor’s note: links affixed to author/publisher’s name will redirect to author/publisher social media, links affixed to story/article titles will redirect to the site whereupon the named piece is archived. The ‘authors’ section focuses on lone individuals who publish their own literary work, ‘organizations’ section focuses upon independent presses, lit-mags, e-zines and other literary organizations who… Continue reading Fiction Circular 6/13/19

Simple Schema For Fiction Note-Keeping

§.00 I'm very partial to note-keeping and have consequently developed a note-keeping method specifically tailored for fiction. §.01 Consideration in my schema is first given to character(s), since once one has assembled their principal character or characters, the setting and plot can be developed more naturally. Next, principal setting(s), then theme(s) (since once one has… Continue reading Simple Schema For Fiction Note-Keeping

A Consideration of Wenclas’ Vodka Friday Night (2019)

Kirk Fannin was the dangerous one– yet for a moment Stacey Shemke was the aggressor. (Wenclas, Vodka Friday Night) §.00 Karl Wenclas' short fiction Vodka Friday Night was the first incarnation of what the author has described as the '3D Story,' a self-conscious attempt to generate a new, vitalistic literary model. §.01 The plot—sharp as a razor—revolves… Continue reading A Consideration of Wenclas’ Vodka Friday Night (2019)

Notes on Schopenhauer’s The Art of Literature (1893)—I

Arthur Schopenhauer's The Art of Literature is a brisk, engaging consideration of many of the central questions pertaining to literary craftsmanship. The first question tackled is authorship (On Authorship serves as the title of the book's first chapter). Schopenhauer begins his endeavour by defining two types of authors; those who write for the subject and… Continue reading Notes on Schopenhauer’s The Art of Literature (1893)—I

In The Mouth Of Madness (1994) | Review

R | 1h 35min | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 10 Dec. 1994 (Italy) | 3 Feb. 1995 (USA) Direction: John Carpenter | Cinematography:  G. B. Kibbe | Music: J. Carpenter, Jim Lang Screenplay: Michael De Luca Cast: Sam Neill, Julie Carmen, Jürgen Prochnow, Charlton Heston Summary: Horror novels by a reclusive writer begin driving its readers to madness. The author of the novels,… Continue reading In The Mouth Of Madness (1994) | Review

30 Days of Night (2007) | Review

R | 1h 53 min | Action, Horror, Thriller, Supernatural | 19 October 2007 (USA) Direction: David Slade | Cinematography: Jo Willems | Music: Brian Reitzell Writing: Steve Niles, Brian Nelson & Stuart Beattie (read script here) Starring: Josh Hartnett, Danny Huston, Melissa George 30 Days of Night follows the exploits of vampire-attack survivors lead by Eben Oleson (Josh Hartnett) in the Alaskan… Continue reading 30 Days of Night (2007) | Review

The Ghost & The Darkness (1996) | Review

R | 1h 50min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Creature-feature | 11 October 1996 (USA) Direction: Stephen Hopkins | Cinematography: Vilmos Zsigmond | Music: Jerry Goldsmith Script: William Goldman | Inspired by: The Man-eaters of Tsavo by John Henry Patterson Starring: Val Kilmer, Michael Douglas, Tom Wilkinson, John Kani, Bernard Hill, Henry Cele, Brian McCardie, Om Puri Summary: Tasked with overseeing the construction of a East… Continue reading The Ghost & The Darkness (1996) | Review