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Morpheus Tales #10 Supplement (Free Magazine!)

Posted in Morpheus Tales Magazine, Reviews, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2010 by stanleyriiks

Morpheus Tales #10 is out now, featuring amazing fiction and artwork! Go check out the free preview or get your copy from the website:

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Christopher Fowler says of Morpheus Tales Magazine, “The writing is sharp, edgy and dark, and it’s great to hear new voices”.

The Morpheus Tales #10 Supplement is out now too, edited by yours truly. Go check out the FREE mini-magazine, all 39 pages of it!

39 pages of non-fiction, including 2 scream queen interviews (Niki Rubin & Jessica Cameron), Eric S. Brown on Bigfoot, Tommy B. Smith on Dark Sorcery, Trevor Wright on the perils of screenwriting horror films, Ty Schwamberger on horror writing, Cover Artist Darryl Elliott is interviewed, Voodoo Jim Lesniak discusses horror From the Catacombs, an 8-page full-colour comic, The Punisher, and loads of reviews!

Free to view, read and download!

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Morpheus Tales Dark Sorcery Special Issue – I was nearly in it

Posted in Morpheus Tales Magazine, Uncategorized, writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2010 by stanleyriiks

The latest special issue from Morpheus Tales, is the Dark Sorcery Special Issue, edited by Tommy B. Smith.

It’s a great looking issue and I was very nearly in it. When I heard about this special issue I thought Dark Sorcery is for me, and went and wrote a story for it. It’s a great story too, about this young wizard running around town making sacrifices all over the place, being chased by the King’s men, and attempting to do one last spell to complete his task, a task that will change him forever. It’s even better than I’ve described it, as there are various twists which would ruin it if I told you.

So, as I was writing this story I got a bit carried away and wrote a thousand words over the maximum word count. Editing… I hate editing. Writing is a joyful experience, it’s fun being god for a little while and being in control of all my little people. But when it comes to editing, my fear of failure comes and smacks me in the face. However good it sounded in my head when I typed it out, reading it back during the editing stages makes it sound hideously turgid and boring. Whether it is or not. I can’t really tell. Anyway, I put off editing the story. And put it off, and put it off some more. And low and behold the deadline passed, and it was too late for my murderous little tale to make it in the final edition.

Despite this issue not featuring my fabulous story, it’s still a great issue.

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