“The idea that the creative endeavor and mind-altering substances are entwined is one of the great pop-intellectual myths of our time. … Substance abusing writers are just substance abusers — common garden variety drunks and druggies, in other words. Any claims that the drugs and alcohol are necessary to dull a finer sensibility are just the usual […]
But writing is not my career. It doesn’t end or stop at the point at which I’m making money. And it shouldn’t be influenced by the loss of sales or whether or not people find my work accessible.
I have seen some troubling things happening in this horror community over the last few years. I am speaking specifically of the community that largely centers around HWA, Nightworms, some parts of Bizarro, and the Brian Keene Show. The Matt Hayward situation made me realize that these issues were not independent of each other, and […]