Articles

We publish a lot of articles here on the blog. And that can make it a bit cumbersome to find old ones. You can always use the tags on the right side of the blog, or just come to this page for a single list of all the articles -- including the roundtables, interviews, and topical articles -- in their originally published order.

Maybe we need to compile some of this stuff into a book. It would certainly make one heck of a thick, heavy doorstop, that's for sure.


Forget the Scissors, I Need a Machete!
https://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2017/08/forget-scissors-i-need-machete.html

No Writer Is an Island
https://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2017/05/no-writer-is-island.html

Baby Makes Her Back Cover Talk
https://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2017/05/baby-makes-her-back-cover-talk-with.html

What's your favorite opening line from your own work?
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2017/03/whats-your-favorite-opening-line-from.html

The Worst Advice Ever About Writing Dialog
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2017/03/the-worst-advice-ever-about-writing_9.html

The Role of the Innocent Hero
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-role-of-innocent-hero.html

The Changing Face(s) of Pulp: Does New Pulp Make Heroes for Every Reader?
https://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2017/02/the-changing-faces-of-pulp-does-new.html

Know-It-Alls Telling Stories: Writers on Omniscient Narrators
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2017/01/know-it-alls-telling-stories-writers-on.html

Pushing Your Genre Boundaries -- Writing Outside Your Comfort Zone
https://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2017/01/pushing-your-genre-boundaries-writing.html

Fictionalizing History
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2017/01/fictionalizing-history.html

Pulp, Noir, and Hard-Boiled: You Got Your Chocolate in My Peanut Butter!
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2016/12/pulp-noir-and-hard-boiled-you-got-your.html

White by Default? A Character Assumption Roundtable
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2016/10/white-by-default-character-assumption.html

Draft Editing: Whens and Whats
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2016/04/draft-editing-when-and-whats.html

Writers Read -- Or Do They?
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2016/03/writers-read-or-do-they.html

Trends in Writing: To Chase or Not To Chase
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2016/03/trends-in-writing-to-chase-or-not-to.html

Thank You, Captain Planet -- Writers Respond to Politically Correct Character Casting
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2016/02/thank-you-captain-planet-writers.html

The Stereotype Wore Black: Avoiding the Cliches that Stain Your Pulp and Noir Mysteries
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-stereotype-wore-black-avoiding.html

Step By Step
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/11/step-by-step.html

Tuning Up Your Writing Time (Writing to a Music Mix)
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/11/tuning-up-your-writing-time-writing-to.html

Writers at the Movies
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/11/writers-at-movies.html

Online Writing Resources
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/10/online-writing-resources.html

Listen to Your Characters... But How?
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/09/listen-to-your-characters-but-how.html

Going Pro
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/07/going-pro.html

Childhood Inspirations
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/07/childhood-inspirations.html

Oh, the Horrors (of the Publishing World)
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/06/oh-horrors-of-publishing-world.html

Have It Your Way -- Genre-Blending in Contemporary Fiction
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/06/have-it-your-way-genre-blending-in.html

Origin Stories (On Becoming a Writer)
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/06/origin-stories-on-becoming-writer.html

Unconventional Structures -- Revisited
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/05/unconventional-structures-revisited.html

Building Stories on Unconventional Structures -- Breaking the Rules for Fun and Profit!
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/04/building-stories-on-unconventional.html

The Innocent Hero (A Blast from the Past)
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-role-of-innocent-hero.html

Time After Time -- Writing in "Period"
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/04/time-after-time-writing-in-period.html

The Long and Short of It -- Tips for Writing to Word Counts
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-long-and-short-of-it-tips-for.html

Clean, Cleaner, Squeaky Clean, or Get Your Hands Off My Words?
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/04/clean-cleaner-squeaky-clean-or-get-your.html

When the Sh*t Hits the Fan: Ramping Up Toward the Conclusion
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/03/when-sht-hits-fan-ramping-up-toward.html

Fans Say the Craziest Things
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/03/fans-say-craziest-things.html

Workspace -- A Visual Roundtable Experience
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/03/workspace-visual-roundtable-experience.html

Do Your Read & Write Faves Connect?
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/02/do-your-read-write-faves-connect.html

Finding and Working with Beta Readers
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/02/finding-and-working-with-beta-readers.html

Writing through Nostalgia-Colored Glasses
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/02/writing-through-nostalgia-colored.html

Pow! Right in the Viscera! -- Writing Prose with a Gut Punch
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/02/pow-right-in-viscera-writing-prose-with.html

My View, Your View, Their View, and Our View -- Writers on POV
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/01/my-view-your-view-their-view-and-our.html

Something to Say -- Writers on Theme
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/01/something-to-say-writers-on-theme.html

Successful Book Marketing
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/01/successful-book-marketing.html

No S*#t, Sherlock: Publishers Clue Us In About the New Public Domain Detective
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/12/no-st-sherlock-publishers-clue-us-in_18.html

So... Sherlock Holmes?
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/12/so-sherlock-holmes.html

Anti-Heroes: Why?
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/11/anti-heroes-why.html

The Language Barrier -- Tolkien Did It, So It's Okay, Right?
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-language-barrier-tolkien-did-it-so.html

Your Character Is Your Contract with the Reader
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/10/your-character-is-your-contract-with.html

Comic Book Kismet -- Writers and Artists Speak Out
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/10/comic-book-kismet-writers-and-artists.html

Don't Suck. Okay, Well Can You Be More Specific?
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/10/dont-suck-okay-well-can-you-be-more.html

Art vs. Money: Writers Sound Off
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/10/art-vs-money-writers-sound-off.html

Best and Worst Advice: A Writer Roundtable
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/10/best-and-worst-advice-writer-roundtable.html

The OP Hero -- Balancing Plot and Character
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-op-hero-balancing-plot-and-character_3.html

Hot Lead and Dead Steel? What about Westerns?
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/06/hot-lead-and-dead-steel-what-about.html

The Cover Story -- What Makes Book Covers Work?
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-cover-story-what-makes-book-covers.html

The Butt End of the Book -- Ending a Story
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-butt-end-of-book-ending-story.html

What's My Motivation?
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/04/whats-my-motivation.html

Violence and Gore -- Write Less or Write More?
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/04/violence-and-gore-write-less-or-write.html

Fictional World Building in Action/Adventure Stories
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/04/fictional-world-building-in.html

Building Fantasy Worlds in Fiction
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/03/building-fantasy-worlds-in-fiction.html

The Opening Salvo -- Grabbing Readers from the First Sentence
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-opening-salvo-grabbing-readers-from.html

The Wayback Machine -- WWY(ou)D
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-wayback-machine-wwyoud.html

Mine or Yours: The Comic Book Edition
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2013/07/mine-or-yours-comic-book-edition.html

Mine or Yours: New Characters vs. Existing Characters
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2013/07/mine-or-yours-new-characters-vs.html

Pulps and Race -- A Writer's Roundtable
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2013/06/pulps-and-race-writers-roundtable.html

Filling Your Basket With Literary Easter Eggs
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2013/04/filling-your-basket-with-literary.html

Dream Up the Next DC JLA Event -- A Fan Roundtable
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2013/02/dream-up-next-dc-jla-event-fan.html

Going Public About the Public Domain
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2013/02/going-public-about-public-domain.html

Is Writing Really Re-Writing?
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2013/02/is-writing-really-re-writing-roundtable.html

Plotting and Pantsing: A Writers' Roundtable
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2013/02/plotting-and-pantsing-writers-roundtable.html

Marrying Plot and Character
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2013/01/marrying-plot-and-character.html

Bibbity, Bloggity, Boo -- Writers Who Blog
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/12/bibbity-bloggity-boo-writers-who-blog.html

The Illusion of Change -- The Comics and Pulp Conundrun
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-illusion-of-change-comics-and-pulp.html

Bullets vs. Bonding -- Balancing action and characterization in pulp fiction
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/11/bullets-vs-bonding-balancing-action-and.html

Can White Men Jump? Writing Other Races and Genders Than Your Own
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/11/can-white-men-jump-writing-other-races.html

Tales to Keep You In... Suspense!
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/10/tales-to-keep-you-in-suspense.html

What makes a horror book scary?
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/10/what-makes-horror-book-scary.html

Words and Art: Finding the Right Blend in Comic Book Scriptwriting
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/10/words-and-art-finding-right-blend-in.html

Killing or Kissing the Muse -- Writers on Finding Inspiration
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/09/killing-or-kissing-muse-writers-on.html

Breaking New Ground in New Pulp
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/09/breaking-new-ground-in-new-pulp-writers.html

We're Here To Pump Your Characters Up
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/09/were-here-to-pump-your-characters-up.html

The Hero's Journey -- To Campbell Or Not To Campbell
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-heros-journey-to-campbell-or-not-to.html

Getting Under the Hero's Skin -- Writers on Villains
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/08/getting-under-heros-skin-writers-on.html

Getting the First and Last Word -- Story Openings and Endings
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/07/getting-first-and-last-word-story.html

Re-Writing the Old Familiar
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-writing-old-familiar.html

The Horror of It All -- Writers on Being Scary with Words
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/05/horror-of-it-all-writers-on-being-scary.html

Science Fiction, Space Fantasy, and the World of Speculative Storytelling
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/05/science-fiction-space-fantasy-and-world.html

Making the Fantasy Fantastic
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/05/making-fantasy-fantastic.html

The Story Behind Urban Fantasy
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/05/story-behind-urban-fantasy.html

Why Do You Write... Pulp?
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/04/why-do-you-write-pulp.html

Pulp with Pictures
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/04/pulp-with-pictures.html

Looking Out for Number One... or Is That Number Two? Writing for Yourself or For the Fans?
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/04/looking-out-for-number-1-or-is-that.html

Hey You, Open the Book! -- What Makes an Effective Cover?
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/hey-you-open-book-what-makes-effective.html

How Epic is Epic? -- Working with "Epic" Storylines
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/how-epic-is-epic-working-with-epic.html

Everything Old is New Again... Too New
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/everything-old-is-new-again-too-new.html

Childhood Books and Movies: When You Can't Go Home Again
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/childhood-books-and-movies-when-you.html

Straight Talk About Origin Stories
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/straight-talk-about-origin-stories.html

An Issue Too Long? How Long Should a "Typical" Comic Book Arc Be?
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/02/issue-too-long-how-long-should-typical.html

Comics to Prose: From Four Colors to Black Text
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/02/comics-to-prose-from-four-colors-to.html

Pulps to Comics: A Bridge or a Chasm?
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/02/pulp-to-comics-bridge-or-chasm.html

Running on Feet of Clay -- How Bad Can a Hero Be and Still Be a Good Guy?
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/01/running-on-feet-of-clay-how-bad-can.html

How Dangerous a Mask Can Be -- The Fascination with the Masked Hero in Pulps
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/01/how-dangerous-mask-can-be-fascination.html

A Walk on the Dark Side: Writing Believable Villains
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/01/walk-on-dark-side-writing-believable.html

The Pulp Writers and Fans Roundtable About Comic Books
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2011/12/pulp-writers-and-fans-roundtable-about.html

Genre-Bending: How Pure Should Pulp Fiction Be?
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2011/12/genre-bending-how-pure-should-pulp.html

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow—In What Time Period Does Pulp Fit Best?
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2011/12/yesterday-today-and-tomorrowin-what.html

Type. Type. (Stereo)Type: Taming the Familiar Beast
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2011/12/type-type-stereotype-taming-familiar.html

Bullets vs. Bonding -- Balancing action and characterization in pulp fiction
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2011/12/bullets-vs-bonding-balancing-action-and.html

Writing Pet Peeves: A Roundtable
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/02/writing-pet-peeves-roundtable.html



The Wayback Machine: The Pulse Interview with Stefan Petrucha
https://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2017/05/the-wayback-machine-pulse-interview.html

Armand Rosamilia: The Fear of Pants Keeps Him Working
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2017/05/armand-rosamilia-fear-of-pants-keeps.html

Gordon Dymowski -- Don't Kill HIS Darlings!
https://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2017/05/gordon-dymowski.html

Getting to the Point with Dave Creek
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2017/04/getting-to-point-with-dave-creek.html

Exploring My First Novel -- Meet Stephen Ramsay!
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2017/04/exploring-my-first-novel-meet-stephen.html

John C. Brueing's Pretty Ambitious Target
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2017/03/john-c-bruenings-pretty-ambitious-target.html

Meet TammyJo Eckhart!
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2017/03/hey-folks.html

C.E. Martin and His Stone Soldiers
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2017/03/ce-martin-and-his-stone-soldiers.html

What Drew Demands: A Q&A with Drew Geraci
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2016/09/what-drew-demands-q-with-drew-geraci.html

I'd Like You To Meet... Annie Douglass Lima
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2016/04/id-like-you-to-meet-annie-douglass-lima_19.html

Chuck Dixon Doesn't Need Your Permission To Write
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2016/03/chuck-dixon-doesnt-need-your-permission.html

Darin Kennedy -- Mixing Magical Realism and Classical Music
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2016/03/darin-kennedy-mixing-magical-realism.html

Tammi A. Miller -- Writing from Wordsworth's Overflow
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2016/03/tammi-miller-writing-from-wordsworths.html

Elizabeth Donald's Missives from Schnectady
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/04/elizabeth-donalds-missives-from.html

Dropping Science on Yo' Fiction -- A Talk with Stephanie Osborn
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/04/dropping-science-on-yo-fiction-talk.html

Anna Grace Carpenter's Loss and Love
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/04/anna-grace-carpenters-loss-and-love.html

Stephanie Osborn: Hitting the Ideas (Back)
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/03/stephanie-osborn-hitting-ideas-back.html

Bobby Nash: Coming Out the Other Side Stronger
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/03/bobby-nash-coming-out-other-side.html

Grinding the Gears with Rebekah McAuliffe
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/03/grinding-gears-with-rebekah-mcauliffe.html

Getting Carried Away with (and by) Ray Dean
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/03/getting-carried-away-with-and-by-ray.html

Walter Bosley: Livin' the Pulp Life
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/03/walter-bosley-q.html

Percival Constantine: A Lot of Art Goes In
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/02/percival-constantine-lot-of-art-goes-in.html

A Means to Tell a Story -- The Rocky Perry Q&A
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/03/walter-bosley-q.html

Gary Phillips -- The Pulpster Soul of Angeltown
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/02/gary-phillips-pulpster-soul-of-angeltown.html

A POV Workshop with Stephanie Osborn
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/02/a-pov-workshop-with-stephanie-osborn.html

Nicole Givens Kurtz' Curse and Cure
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/01/nicole-givens-kurtz-curse-and-cure.html

Jeremy Hicks -- I Guess We Found Out
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/12/jeremy-hicks-i-guess-we-found-out.html

Iscah -- "I don't regret failing."
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/11/iscah-i-dont-regret-failing.html

Dark Oak's Allan Gilbreath on Writing for Art and Money
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/10/dark-oaks-allan-gilbreath-on-writing.html

Nicole Nelson-Hicks and Her Boys in the Back Room
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/10/nicole-nelson-hicks-and-her-boys-in.html

Sharing the Sickness: A Few Words with Peter Welmerink
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/10/sharing-sickness-few-words-with-peter.html

Tony Acree: Connecting with "The Speaker" Himself
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/09/tony-acree-connecting-with-speaker.html

A Rose Among the Pages: Rose Streif
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/09/a-rose-among-pages.html

Talking Byzantium with I.A. Watson
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/07/talking-byzantium-with-ia-watson.html

Talking Westerns with Beau Smith
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/07/talking-westerns-with-beau-smith.html

John Durden: Throwing Words in Glass Castles
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/07/john-durden-throwing-words-in-glass.html

The Olympian Heights of Amy Strickland
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-olympian-heights-of-amy-strickland.html

Getting to Know... Ulysses King (and Mark Beauli
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/06/getting-to-know-ulysses-king-and-mark.html

John McGuire -- Following the Dark with John McGuire
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/06/john-mcguire-following-dark-with-john.html

David Wright -- Maybe His Brother's Keeper After All
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/05/david-white-maybe-his-brothers-keeper.html

Revisting Comic Book Arc Length -- Shane Berryhill
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/05/this-man-likes-michael-bay-josh-mason.html

This Man Likes Michael Bay -- The Josh Mason Story
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/05/this-man-likes-michael-bay-josh-mason.html

Imaginative Faith: The Works of H. David Blalock
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/04/imaginative-faith-works-of-h-david.html

Logan Masterson: "Springing" into New Ventures
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/04/logan-masterson-springing-into-new.html

L. Andrew Cooper: The Extreme Side of Horror
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/04/l-andrew-cooper-extreme-side-of-horror.html

Jeremy Hicks: Cycling the Ages But Not Grinding it Out
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/04/jeremy-hicks-cycling-ages-but-not.html

Shane Berryhill and the Outlaws
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/03/shane-berryhill-and-outlaws.html

Aaron Smith -- Man of Midnight, Death, and Galaxies
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2013/07/aaron-smith-man-of-midnight-death-and.html

Meet Cam Crowder, the Runty Little Ginger
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2013/05/meet-cam-crowder-runty-little-ginger.html

The Wizard Finds His Path: An Interview with Richard Lee Byers
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-wizard-finds-his-path-interview.html

Mark Bousquet: The Dreamer of Kraken Moor
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2013/04/mark-bousquet-dreamer-of-kraken-moor.html

Heretical in Hindsight, The Work of Andrew Toy
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2013/03/heretical-in-hindsight-work-of-andrew.html

Meet K.S. Daniels
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2013/03/meet-ks-daniels.html

Getting To Know... Pamela Turner
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/08/getting-to-know-pamela-turner.html

Hunting Fate: Getting to Know Rachel Hunter
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/08/hunting-fate-getting-to-know-rachel.html

Scott Mallory and the Cupcake Monster
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/07/scott-mallory-and-cupcake-monster.html

Steven Cumming: "Cute that Kicks Butt"
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/07/steven-cumming-cute-that-kicks-butt.html

The Powerful Press of Lance Stahlberg
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/06/powerful-press-of-lance-stahlberg.html

The Queen of Blüd: The Devin Grayson Interview
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/05/queen-of-blud-devin-grayson-interview.html

Open the Storm Gates: Don Gates Talks Challenger Storm
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/05/open-storm-gates-don-gates-talks.html

Michael D'Ambrosio -- Fractured but Never Broken
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/04/michael-dambrosio-fractured-but-never.html

David Boop: Blinding Us with Brilliance
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/04/david-boop-blinding-us-with-brilliance.html

Exploring the Darkness with James A. Moore
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/04/exploring-darkness-with-james-moore.html

Oh the Horror... of Robert Freese
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/01/oh-horror-of-robert-freese.html

Getting to know the man behind the man in (no) tights -- Ian Watson
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2011/12/getting-to-know-man-behind-man-in-no.html

Digging Up the Deadly With Bobby Nash
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/01/digging-up-deadly-with-bobby-nash.html

It's a Bird. It's a Plane. It's Van Allen Plexico!
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/02/its-bird-its-plane-its-van-allen.html

Cowboys, and Pirates, and Cannibals, Oh Ed Erdelac!
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/02/cowboys-and-pirates-and-cannibals-oh-ed.html

Getting to know the Air Chief... Ron Fortier!
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/getting-to-know-air-chief-ron-fortier.html

Prose and Bullets with Tommy Hancock!
seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/prose-and-bullets-with-tommy-hancock.html

Monsters and Bullets: Getting to Know Perry Constantine
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/monsters-and-bullets-getting-to-know.html

Houston, We Don't Have a Problem -- Catching Up with Lee Houston Jr.
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/houston-we-dont-have-problem-catching.html

Wheelin' and Dillon with Derrick Ferguson
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/wheelin-and-dillon-with-derrick.html

The Weird Tale of Michael Vance
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/weird-tale-of-michael-vance.html

Shelagh Watkins' Writing Machine
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/shelagh-watkins-writing-machine.html

Murder on Her Mind -- The World of Krystal Rollins
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/murder-on-her-mind-world-of-krystal.html

Reese's Pieces... The Fictional World of Barry Reese
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/reeses-pieces-fictional-world-of-barry.html

D. A. Adams and the (Lot More Than Seven) Dwarves
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/d-adams-and-lot-more-than-seven-dwarves.html

Visionary, Editor, Writer, Storyteller -- Allan Gilbreath
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/visionary-editor-writer-storyteller.html

Chuck Dixon: The Best Damn Comic Book Writer Ever
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/chuck-dixon-best-damn-comic-book-writer.html

Artfully Rendered -- Mike Henderson
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/artfully-rendered-mike-henderson.html

Nancy Hansen's Way
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/nancy-hansens-way.html

Alan Lewis' Bloody Garden
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/04/alan-lewis-bloody-garden.html

A Punch and a Jab with Paul Bishop
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/04/punch-and-jab-with-paul-bishop.html

Ed Crandell's Wild, Weird West
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/04/ed-crandells-wild-weird-west.html

To the Point -- A Quick Chat with William D. Prystauk
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/04/to-point-quick-chat-with-william-d.html

Chuck Miller's One Hundred Legs of Death
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/04/chuck-millers-one-hundred-legs-of-death.html

James R. Tuck -- The Man Behind the Deacon
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/04/james-r-tuck-man-behind-deacon.html

James Palmer and the Love for the Stories
seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/04/james-palmer-and-love-for-stories.html





Sean’s T&E Series (Tutorials & Essays) 

Tutorials: 

Using Cover Mock-Ups... Why Waste the Time?
Coming soon!

Writing the Scary -- 7 Tips for Creating Horror and Dread with Words
https://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2017/08/writing-scary-7-tips-for-creating.html

Not Your Stepping Stone -- Short Stories Are a Destination, Not a Starting Block
https://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2017/06/not-your-stepping-stone-short-stories.html

Why Diversity? It's Just Fiction. What's the Big Deal?
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2017/04/why-diversity-its-just-fiction-whats.html

Visceral, Visceral, Visceral (to the tune of Marcia, Marcia, Marcia)

10 Methods for Crafting Better Story Openings

As Close to Perfect as Possible: 5 Tips for Becoming More Effective Self-Editors

Writing Redemptive Stories

Basic Webpage Design for Authors

The Cover Story -- Pulps Should Shock and Grab You!


Writing Anthology Shorts

Reading IS Fundamental

Believable Dialog

Writing Super-Heroes as Human Beings

Plotting by Questions

Two Spectrums of Writers

What Is New Pulp?

Back Story

Essays:

Content Is Crap, Not King, and We Prove It with Every Click by Sean Taylor

I Want to Be a Time Machine by Sean Taylor

Who Better Than Bob Dylan? by Sean Taylor

The Cover Story (Part 2) -- The Woman's Rise to Pulp Power by Sean Taylor

The Cover Story (Part 1) -- Pulps, Women, Sexism, and Power

Remembering Ray Bradbury

The 30 Best Graphic Novels Ever (series)
Femme Fatales—An Obsession Dissected

Tommy Hancock's Ideas Like Bullets

Ideas Like Bullets -- Remembering Logan Masterson
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2016/04/ideas-like-bullets-remembering-logan.html

Ideas Like Bullets -- The Depression of Creatives
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2016/03/ideas-like-bullets-depression-of.html

Ideas Like Bullets -- How Well Do You Know Your Coppers?
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2016/03/ideas-like-bullets-how-well-do-you-know.html

Ideas Like Bullets -- From Van Gogh's Ear
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2016/03/ideas-like-bullets-from-van-goghs-ear.html

Ideas Like Bullets -- Read Your Bible
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2016/02/ideas-like-bullets-read-your-bible.html

Ideas Like Bullets -- Free Books From Pulp's Historical Characters
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2016/02/ideas-like-bullets-free-books-from.html

Ideas Like Bullets -- Writers Read (So Read This)
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2016/02/ideas-like-bullets-writers-read-so-read.html

Ideas Like Bullets: New Pulp Award Nominees Announced
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2016/02/ideas-like-bullets-new-pulp-award.html

Ideas Like Bullets -- HEY! DON’T CHANGE A THING! IT’S MINE!!!!
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2016/01/ideas-like-bullets-hey-dont-change.html

Ideas Like Bullets: Old Stories, New Takes, Same Spirit
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2016/01/ideas-like-bullets-old-stories-new.html

Ideas Like Bullets -- The Perilous Adventures of Anabelle Flagstaff
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2016/01/ideas-like-bullets-perilous-adventures.html

Ideas Like Bullets -- The Legend Speaketh...
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2016/01/ideas-like-bullets-legend-speaketh.html

Ideas Like Bullets -- Writing Challenge: "The Perilous Adventures of Anabelle Flagstaff"
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/12/ideas-like-bullets-writing-challenge.html

Ideas Like Bullets -- The Wake Up Call You Didn't Ask For
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/12/ideas-like-bullets-wake-up-call-you.html

Ideas Like Bullets -- Bullets from Another Gun Reviews
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/11/ideas-like-bullets-bullets-from-another.html

Ideas Like Bullets -- I Oughta Be Committed
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/11/ideas-like-bullets-write-what-you-want.html

Ideas Like Bullets -- Close to the Vest and Holstered
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/10/ideas-like-bullets-1-close-to-vest-and.html

The Watson Report with I.A. Watson

The Watson Report: On Barbers
https://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2017/06/the-watson-report-on-barbers.html

The Watson Report: Arthurian Grammar -- A Primer by I.A. Watson
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2016/05/arthurian-grammar-primer.html

The Watson Report: Boy Meets Girl by I.A. Watson
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2016/04/boy-meets-girl.html

The Watson Report: Magic Swords and Their Makers by I.A. Watson
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-watson-report-magic-swords-and.html

The Watson Report: Behind Every Good Man -- Thoughts on Pulp Heroines by I.A. Watson
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2013/06/behind-every-good-man-thoughts-on-pulp.html

The Watson Report: Change and Growth for Characters in Pulp and Comics by I.A. Watson
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/11/change-and-growth-for-characters-in.html

The Watson Report: The First Whodunnit? (Part Two) by I.A. Watson
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-whodunnit-part-two.html

The Watson Report: The First Whodunnit? (Part One) by I.A. Watson
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-whodunnit.html

The Watson Report: Getting to know Aria, a Princess of Mars
(no relation to that Thoris woman) by I.A. Watson
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/07/getting-to-know-aria-princess-of-mars.html

The Watson Report: The Baffling Story of Spring-Heeled Jack by I.A. Watson
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/07/baffling-story-of-spring-heeled-jack.html

The Watson Report: Starting a Story by I.A. Watson
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/07/ia-watson-on-starting-story.html

The Watson Report: How Bad Guys Die by I.A. Watson
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/01/how-bad-guys-die-by-ia-watson.html

The Watson Report: On Heroines by I.A. Watson
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/02/on-heroines.html

Other Articles

The Role of Descriptions in a Literary Text by Lucy Adams
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2017/04/the-role-of-descriptions-in-literary.html

Publish, Self-Publish or Perish by C. Hofsetz
https://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2017/02/publish-self-publish-or-perish.html

Hackneyed and Innovative Ideas for Writing Fiction by Lucy Adams
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2016/12/hackneyed-and-innovative-ideas-for.html

Putting Things in Place: Finding the [right/interesting/perfect] Words for Your Story by Ray Dean
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2016/03/putting-things-in-place-finding.html

How to Stay Sane While Balancing Writing and Freelancing by Gordon Dymowski
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2016/02/how-to-stay-sane-while-balancing.html

Vixens Make the Pulp Go ‘Round
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/12/vixens-make-pulp-go-round.html

The Do’s and Don’ts of Romance by Ellie Raine
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/11/the-dos-and-donts-of-romance.html

Everything I needed to know about being a writer I learned from “A Christmas Story” by Amanda Hard
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/11/everything-i-needed-to-know-about-being.html

First Publishing Experience by Ray Dean
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/09/first-publishing-experience.html

My First Novel by Paul Bishop
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/09/my-first-novel.html

Researching Steampunk — And More by Stephanie Osborn
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/06/researching-steampunk-and-more.html

The Bast Lisa M. Collins Made
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-bast-lisa-m-collins-made.html

Still Swimming Like a Shark ( or "I Wish I'd Known This Before I Started") by Percival Constantine
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/06/still-swimming-like-shark-or-i-wish-id.html

Listening to Your Characters by Selah Janel
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/06/listening-to-your-characters.html

Big Booms vs. Deep Thoughts: The War Between Star Trek Past and Present by Jimmy D. Gillentine
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/05/big-booms-vs-deep-thoughts-war-between.html

On Killing Your (Fictional) Children by Ellie Raine
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2015/04/on-killing-your-fictional-children.html

Plotting in the Context of a Series by Stephen Zimmer
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/06/plotting-in-context-of-series.html

How to Evoke a Feeling of Dread in Writing Horror by JH Glaze
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/10/how-to-evoke-feeling-of-dread-in.html

The Iron Man Cometh?
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-iron-man-cometh.html

The Grandchildren of Pulp (Or, How I Learned That Pulp Never Really Died) -- part 2 by Bill Cunningham
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-grandchildren-of-pulp-or-how-i_28.html

The Grandchildren of Pulp (Or, How I Learned That Pulp Never Really Died) -- part 1 by Bill Cunningham
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-grandchildren-of-pulp-or-how-i.html

There’s No Place Like Home – When Being Likeable Was Enough by Selah Janel
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/theres-no-place-like-home-when-being.html