On Being Nineteen

March 20, 2018 Lucy A. Snyder 0

When I started reading Stephen King’s Dark Tower novels, one of the things that resonated with me is his introduction, “On Being Nineteen”, which is included in […]

The Red Tree

August 1, 2017 Lucy A. Snyder 0

Caitlín R. Kiernan’s The Red Tree is a dizzying weird gothic novel that chronicles the final months of a writer named Sarah Crowe as she grieves for […]

Themed Anthologies

July 25, 2017 Lucy A. Snyder 1

A themed anthology is a book-length work containing short stories, essays or poetry all written by different authors on the same theme, concept or topic. […]

Unreliable Narrators

July 20, 2017 Lucy A. Snyder 0

Caitlín R. Kiernan’s dark fantasy novel The Drowning Girl: A Memoir and Robert W. Chambers’ supernatural story collection The King in Yellow have several themes in common—ancient […]

What’s Weird Fiction?

July 12, 2017 Lucy A. Snyder 1

Weird fiction can refer to a couple of different types of literature, depending on who’s discussing which books and stories. Classic Weird Fiction “Classic” weird […]

On Alpha Males

February 27, 2017 Lucy A. Snyder 1

If you have been writing mostly horror but are interested in branching out into urban fantasy or paranormal romance, there are some genre conventions to keep in […]

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On Dark Fantasy

February 20, 2006 Lucy A. Snyder 0

In the 1990s, dark fantasy became regarded as being “code” for horror. Why? Major publishers who flooded the market with awful, horrible, no-good novels in […]