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Six stories on Ellen Datlow’s Year’s Best Honorable Mentions List!

So exciting! Ellen Datlow has just published the full list of Honorable Mentions for Best Horror of the Year, Vol 4 — and she gives the nod to SIX of my stories! Hannett, L. L. “Gutted,” Shimmer 13. Hannett, Lisa L. “Carousel,” Bluegrass Symphony. Hannett, Lisa L. “From the Teeth of Strange Children,” Bluegrass Symphony. … Continue reading

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Hewing Away the Rough Walls (Or, Five Ways to Put Your Story on a Diet)

My second ‘Advice for New Writers’ post is now up over at the Shimmer blog! I’ve been thinking a lot lately about superfluous words like “very” and “really” and “extremely” — and those thoughts have transformed into a post about ways to trim the flab from our short stories. Michelangelo, that Renaissance jack-of-all-trades, is given … Continue reading