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.


A Matter of Pantsing -- How Do You Outline?
https://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2018/07/a-matter-of-pantsing-how-do-you-outline.html

Myth Making (A Pulp Factory Discussion)
https://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2018/06/myth-making-pulp-factory-discussion.html

Urban, High, Low, or Something Else? Writers on Fantasy...
https://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2018/06/for-our-newest-writers-roundtable-lets.html

How Much Do Writers Read?
https://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2018/06/how-much-do-writers-read.html

Questions from a Brave and Stupid Man to a Panel of Women Writers #2:
Pseudonyms
https://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2018/05/questions-from-brave-and-stupid-man-to_31.html

Questions from a Brave and Stupid Man to a Panel of Women Writers #1:
Because Asking Honest Questions Is the Best Starting Point, I Was Told
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2018/05/questions-from-brave-and-stupid-man-to.html

The Changing Role of Comic Books in Adventure Entertainment
https://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2018/04/the-changing-role-of-comic-books-in.html

Everything Old Is New Again -- Reviving Old-School Literary Tropes and Techniques for Contemporary Fiction
https://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2018/03/everything-old-is-new-again-reviving.html

Literary Pulp -- The Roundtable
https://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2018/03/literary-pulp-roundtable.html

Economic Diversity in Fiction
https://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2018/02/economic-diversity-in-fiction.html

Can Non-Series Fiction Compete with Series Fiction? (A Reader and Writer Roundtable)
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2018/01/non-series-reader-base-building-reader.html

Writing Holiday Fiction
https://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2017/12/writing-holiday-fiction.html

Natural and Fun: Writers on Sex and Sexuality in Fiction
https://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2017/12/natural-and-fun-writers-on-sex-and.html

What Are You Thankful For, Writer?
https://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2017/11/what-are-you-thankful-for-writer.html

My City or Your City -- Choosing and Creating Your Setting
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2017/11/my-city-or-your-city-choosing-and.html

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



Gordon Dymowski: AKA The Writer of AKA The Sinner
https://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2018/02/gordon-dymowski-aka-writer-of-aka-sinner.html

Stephanie Osborn, "The Interstellar Woman of Mystery"
https://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2018/01/stephanie-osborn-interstellar-woman-of.html

Barbara Doran and Her Immortals of Wuxia
https://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2018/01/barbara-doran-and-her-immortals-of-wuxia.html

Scott McCullar and His Thrill-Seeking Men of Mystery
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2017/09/scott-mccullar-and-his-thrill-seeking.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: 

Political Correctness and New Pulp Fiction
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2018/04/political-correctness-and-new-pulp.html

Reading Short Stories for Beginners -- A Primer and List of Required Collections
https://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2018/04/reading-short-stories-for-beginners.html

Literary Pulp—Why It Makes Sense and How To Write It
https://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2018/03/literary-pulpwhy-it-makes-sense-and-how.html

Using Cover Mock-Ups... Why Waste the Time?
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2017/08/using-cover-mock-ups-why-waste-time.html

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:

Not Fitting in at the Bookstore -- And What It Taught Me About Who I Am as a Writer
https://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2018/06/not-fitting-in-at-bookstore-and-what-it.html

Comics Don't Suck. We Suck.
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2018/05/comics-dont-suck-we-suck.html

Reading Short Stories for Beginners -- A Primer and List of Required Collections
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2018/04/reading-short-stories-for-beginners.html

My Top 50 Graphic Novels (or Graphic Novel-like Trade Paperback Collections) -- Updated and Expanded
https://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2018/04/my-top-50-graphic-novels-or-graphic.html

My Open Letter to the Market
https://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2018/02/my-open-letter-to-market.html

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

To Your Health, Writer (With Ashly Mixon)


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: Only the Brave Deserve the Fair – the Arthurian Gulf
https://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2017/12/the-watson-report-only-brave-deserve.html

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

What To Do for Writer's Block by William H. Coles
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2018/05/what-to-do-for-writers-block.html

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