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The Poisoned Well

Ideas are a dime a dozen. It’s rare to see an idea so great that it can transcend actual writing. Everyone you talk to has a great idea for a book. Few of them will ever write it. Writing isn’t about ideas. Writing is about writing. I’ve got notebooks full of ideas. I write them […]

Who is your favorite literary vampire?

Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula is the book that started it all. Though he was far from the first literary vampire (Wikipedia lists Lord Byron’s The Burial: a Fragment published in 1819 as the first of the breed), Count Dracula was sexy, seductive and primal. He’s been the subject of stage plays, musicals, comic books […]