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Seeded some new twisted prompts into Diabolique Strategies this week. Have you tried your fate on these "random provocations" yet? http://diaboliquestrategies.com/
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Alert! Publisher +Raw Dog Screaming Press leaks early details about DogCon4 in Philadelphia, Oct 23-5th! http://rawdogscreaming.com/dogcon/
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Signing this Friday, 6/26/15, 7-9pm with +Raw Dog Screaming Press and more at +Seton Hill University 'In Your Write Mind' book fair: http://gorelets.com/events/shu-in-your-write-mind-2015/
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Diabolique Strategies: your random prompt engine for #NaPoWriMo http://diaboliquestrategies.com
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NEW in the Popular Uncanny: charting the circulation of the word "uncanny" in publications leads to some musings about the popularity of the term.
One can't help but see the two high points of the term — cresting in 1928 and almost at the very same point in 2008 (though I suspect the chart would be at an all time high if it reflected today's rate in 2015). What does this tell us? What speculations can we make about this?
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Happy New Year! Here are my author appearances scheduled so far for 2015: http://gorelets.com/upcoming-arnzen-appearances/
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Dark minds think alike. Get your MFA by working with horror novelists at Seton Hill University.  http://setonhill.edu/fiction #SHUWPF
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See the latest issue of The Goreletter for future events., weird poetry, a cool magazine offer, and more.
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I'll be running the sci-fi/fantasy/horror writing workshops at the Nightsun Conference this summer at the Frostburg State University Center for Creative Writing in Frostburg, MD. If you want to attend, the applications are July 1st!  See also http://www.frostburg.edu/cwcenter/workshops/nightsun-writers-conference/
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Coffee with an Arnzen. May 2nd, 10am. Frostburg U Center for Creative Writing: http://www.frostburg.edu/cwcenter/ #horror #writing #coffeetime  
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Been fielding some great questions on Goodreads. Join in and ask away!  http://gorelets.com/blog/arnzen-news/ask-me-a-question-on-goodreads/
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Faculty member in Seton Hill U's MFA in Writing Popular Fiction. Writer of horror fiction, humor, poetry, and criticism.
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  • Writer, 1989 - present
  • Seton Hill University
    Professor of English, 1999 - present
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"Where does it go from here? / Is it down to the lake I fear?"
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I write horror fiction and teach in the Writing Popular Fiction graduate program at Seton Hill University.  I invite you to learn more about my work:

Creative Horror :  http://www.gorelets.com

Social Network  :  http://michaelarnzen.com

New books and stories and articles and classes are always in development.  I'll post news here and share research and "likes" in between all the usual wacky snippets and odd discoveries that you expect to find on sites like this. 

If you are a writer interested in learning more about the craft of (and approaching the marketplace for) genre fiction, visit Seton Hill's MFA program at: http://fiction.setonhill.edu  You also might be interested in the book I recently co-edited with Heidi Ruby Miller called "Many Genres, One Craft": http://manygenres.blogspot.com

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4x winner of the Bram Stoker Award for my weird writing.
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