Off the Beaten Path…Have You Seen Our Writing Blog? Welcome to “The Starving Writers’ Club”!

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Welcome to the Starving Writers’ Club!

WELCOME to our new blog: “The Starving Writers’ Club”! We love this new site! AND we know you will, too! There is a writer in you and we want to help that writer grow.

Our Charter:

The Starving Writers’ Club is a writerly advice and inspiration blog where we keep things light & humorous; but still very informative, up-to-date, and always encouraging. We will cover things like writing technique and craft; artsy-fartsy-ness topics; quotes; how-tos; writing samples from classic writers; and maybe even from you and your neighbor! Why not?

Word of the Week:

“Vapors”: In archaic usage, the vapors is a reference to the treatment of certain mental or physical states, such as hysteria, mania, clinical depression, bipolar disorder, lightheadedness, fainting (from publisher rejections), flush, withdrawal syndrome (because no one wants to celebrate your supreme talent), mood swings, etc. where a sufferer lost mental focus. The term was often applied to the melodramatic behavior of women in centuries past who felt light-headed or “faint”. (parentheses, ours).

Our Motto:

‘Don’t let “the vapors” take you down! You ARE a FABULOUS writer. So, get up, dust off your pearls, grab that tumbler of “ambition-on-the-rocks” and kick some ass, Baby!’

So come see us and follow us at: https://thestarvingwritersclub.wordpress.com/

Off the Beaten Path, But…I Came Back Haunted! Don’t Miss Story #1 in Our New Ghost Story Anthology!

GGSETFriends, please don’t forget that I am honored to be publishing the first book by Sanguine Woods Publishing(sm) on my blog @ Haint-Blue Shudders (link below).

I don’t like hype. And so I don’t spin it or any other BS. THIS IS A GREAT BOOK. Rare ghost story reprints (you have not read these I’ll bet, I haven’t) and a few new stories written in the old-fashioned ghost story vein.

The Greatest Ghost Stories Ever Told is a celebration of the places where the Gothic tradition has overlapped with a creative and unique intellect (writers like Le Fanu and Richard Hichens come to mind, and Blackwood and Machen), driven to write about the things that haunt us in the darker hours.

Edited, compiled and Introduced by blogger, writer, and Denver-based poet, Sanguine Woods. Each month, a new story will be published on the blog. (STORY 1 IS ALREADY OUT THERE! HAVE YOU READ IT?) (Link below)

I’m excited!

In late 2017 (if the creek don’t rise) the full ebook (with some new material not published on the blog, and perhaps a surprise or two for supporters of the blog publishing event each month) will be made available; and then, if all goes as planned, in the first half of 2018, Sanguine Woods Publishing(sm)* will publish its first trade paperback edition of The Greatest Ghost Stories Ever Told.

I know Sanguine plans to give 100% of the book’s proceeds to charity and is working on that as we speak. In fact if you have a charity in mind and would share it with us, that would be cool. We want to touch not just readers and lovers of horror and good literature, but also human beings. Because it’s the right thing to do.

Please read Story 1** and comment, share, support this very cool effort. We are doing it for you. And for the ghostly tradition in literature. Cheers!

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*Sanguine Woods Publishing(sm) will publish its first ebook: The Greatest Ghost Stories Ever Told, ed. by Sanguine Woods in late 2017, with a trade paperback to follow in 2018: please follow this effort and support us as you can here:

https://haintblueshudders.wordpress.com/2017/03/25/the-greatest-ghost-stories-ever-told-an-anthology-of-frightening-tales-by-various-authors-part-1-introduction-table-of-contents/

**Read the first story in the new anthology here, where the book will continue to be published, story by story:

https://haintblueshudders.wordpress.com/2017/03/26/story-1-how-love-came-to-professor-guildea-by-richard-hichens-the-greatest-ghost-stories-ever-told-ed-sanguine-woods-2017/