Horror Writer and Screenwriter Tony Burgess (Pontypool), part one

Part one of a two-part interview conducted in 2015 with horror writer and screenwriter Tony Burgess. When it’s published, part two will be available here. Tony Burgess is best-known for the novel Pontypool Changes Everything and the horror film Pontypool, which he also wrote. I have a new book publishing this year, THE NATIONAL GALLERY. See […]

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Having Too Many Ideas

Beginning writers often worry about ideas. The question “Where do you get your ideas?” has become a cliché, a question writers hate to answer, and the reason everyone hates it so much is this: non-beginning writers know that “getting ideas” is the easiest thing about writing. The difficulty, if you write regularly, is not getting […]

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Reframing Rejection

One of my earliest rejection letters, from age 22. This rejection letter reshaped my entire thought process around rejection and in retrospect was foundational in my career. Let me walk you through how it blew my young mind and made me rethink how I would view rejections forever. Most writers would do well to reframe […]

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