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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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Goodreads drawing for free copy of Grave Markings XXth ann ed from  +Raw Dog Screaming Press
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Flash contest tonight on twitter for #Halloween! Rare CD prize. Details: http://gorelets.com/blog/ambulations/flash-contest-its-haikuween-night-on-twitter/ Ends 11pm est.
Horror poet Stephanie Wytovich (author of Hysteria and Mourning Jewelry) and I will be live-tweeting horror haiku intermittently on twitter.com throughout Halloween night, from 7pm-11pm eastern. Anyone who retweets one of our poems tagged with #Haikuween (or who posts their own bloody #Haikuween ...
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Thanks to all who came out for the contest. Our winner was Eric Stoveken!
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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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Get the Goreletter: http://eepurl.com/9uM8X  Latest issue instigates you with horrifying holiday writing prompts and contains lots of coverage of the launch of Grave Markings XXth Anniv Ed. Subscribe!
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Ltd time deal! Buy Grave Markings or Play Dead in paperback + get two more books free! From +Raw Dog Screaming Press  http://rawdogscreaming.com/sale/
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Actually, you can buy either Grave Markings or Play Dead and get 2 "mystery books" with your purchase. These books may be overstock RDSP titles or duplicate books that we picked up attending recent conventions. All the books are in new condition but you can't choose the "mystery" titles.
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Grave Markings: 20th Anniversary Edition is officially published. Includes 50 pages of bonus features (plus more online). Check it out at http://gorelets.com/books/grave-markings/
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Next event: Reading at Rickert & Beagle Books, Tues. 10/28, 6:30-9pm in Pittsburgh with the "Write or Die" group. http://gorelets.com/events/rickert-and-beagle-books-pittsburgh-pa-2/
Write or Die annual Halloween Reading Rickert and Beagle Books Oct 28th, 2014, 6:45pm | Pittsburgh, PA. The Write or Die Writing and Critique Group will be holding its first annual Halloween reading on Tuesday, October 28th, beginning at 6:45 pm, at Rickert & Beagle Books — Pittsburgh's awesome ...
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Grave Markings XXth Ann Edition released from +Raw Dog Screaming Press! EVENT: Launch party and #Bizarro #Halloween readings at Terrault Contemporary Gallery in Baltimore Sat. 10/25 at 7:30pm. BOOK NEWS and Ordering Details: http://gorelets.com/blog/arnzen-news/new-release-grave-markings-20th-anniversary-edition/
This Halloween marks two decades since my Bram Stoker Award-winning first novel, Grave Markings, was published by Dell/Abyss Books. The story dramatizes a tattoo artist's descent into madness, and the subsequent “artistic” killing spree that results. I was fortunate that ten years ago, ...
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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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    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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