Finally, a serious fiction workshop for writers not in college

Three seats remain open. We have novice writers in this workshop as well as those who have multiple published novels. Do your best writing ever and get the most incisive peer reviews of you career — join now, won’t you?

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I will be considering any Weird fiction produced in this workshop for publication on Shoggoth.net, THE repository for unsettling and downright spooky creepy fiction.

Friends and aspiring writers: You might be interested in a graduate-level-style fiction workshop taught by Yours Truly, just like the workshops I held at the University. It will run 13 weeks, and people would bring in a story for the class three times to be critiqued. You could do different stories or chapters from a WIP novel or novella.

This critique process, however, will be managed by myself as your “moderator” and guide. You will get the full experience of a weekly fiction seminar at the University level. When it is done, I will write a personalized letter for every participant that can be used for grad school admissions, general letter of recommendation, or just to look at and feel inspired.

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The cover for my serial novel is COCKALICIOUS!

For those of you involved in my Patreon campaign (Patreon.com/SeanHoade) know that the next book coming to you is my serialized novel, Cal Longwood: Porn Star Detective. The first chapter is titled “Eleven Inches From Heaven,” and is essentially the “origin story” for my massively endowed noir sleuth.

Although I have had 5 books out now, I did the cover design for all of them myself. I had a wonderful artist draw the cover for my short-story collection Inappropriate Behavior according to my specifications, but other than that, it’s been all me and Photoshop.

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Now Available–He Who Walks In Shadow

Brett J. Talley is a HUGE talent, and I read That Which Should Not Be and almost got depressed over how freaking good it is. Now it’s time for the next dose of awesome!

The Site That Should Not Be

It’s finally here.

I know it seemed like it might never happen, but the sequel to the Bram Stoker Award nominated That Which Should Not Be has arrived. Can’t wait to hear what you think.

Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or directly from the publisher.

He Who Walks in Shadow hearkens to the classic pulp era of the 1930s and does justice to the Mythos that H.P. Lovecraft and the best of his successors have established. Talley skillfully blends high adventure and black magic against a backdrop of encroaching cosmic horror.” Laird Barron, author of The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All

“Talley’s unusual prose style creates an authentic Lovecraftian atmosphere that is further supported by the epistolary format of the novel, which is set in 1933 and is composed of letters, journal entries, and newspaper articles. This is high adventure that strides across the…

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SPACE … MADNESSSS! “The Substance of Shadow” by Brett J. Talley is new on Shoggoth.net!

If you like your horror dark, what’s darker than outer space? Why, outer space with incomprehensible but definitely malign entities, of course!

The acclaimed Lovecraftian author Brett Talley (That Which Should Not Be) has brought his new story, “The Substance of Shadow,” to us creepy folk at Shoggoth.net, and we couldn’t be more scared pleased!

Check it out right here!

Zombies DON’T just wanna have fun, Part Two: No more Mr. Nice Anyone Ever Again

Caution: This post is about the realities of what a zombie apocalypse would entail, and how someone like me represents those realities in his fiction. This subject was inspired by a negative review of Reviva Las Vegas!, but it is only tangentially related to that review. 

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Both of my blog followers may recall that yesterday I came to the conclusion that a bad review—as well as some mitigating comments in some good reviews—of my new novel, Reviva Las Vegas!, may have been caused by the extremely dark view of mankind (not to mention zombiekind) in the face of a true zombie apocalypse.

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DEPRESSING POST WARNING: Zombies DON’T just wanna have fun, Part One

Caution: This post is about the realities of what a zombie apocalypse would entail, and how someone like me represents those realities in his fiction. This subject was inspired by a negative review of Reviva Las Vegas!, but it is only tangentially related to that review. It will be in two parts, first Part One and then following that will be Part Two.

Gentle Reader, I have received my first really negative review. It was from another writer, and someone I respect, and it was shared in the most thoughtful and anonymous way possible. This reviewer is NOT a hater; please don’t harass him. It was mentioned briefly in his (very entertaining) roundup of CthulhuCon PDX:

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