Archive for July, 2007
"Halo" Contest
Posted on: July 29th, 2007 by Anthony Rapino 11 Comments

About one year ago, i entered a flash fiction contest over at Jason Evans’ blog, Clarity of Night. It was a great experience that led me to meet great writers, many of which appear in my links section. Though Mr. Evans organizes these contests often, this has been my first opportunity to participate again. To […]

Posted on: July 29th, 2007 by Anthony Rapino 4 Comments

I decided, I am going to finish the first draft of this novel by the first of August. i did the calculations, and that means 5,000 words a day, for the next three days. I put down at least 4,000 today, I think. Posting on this blog is the last thing i should be doing, […]

Rain: The Other White Meat.
Posted on: July 23rd, 2007 by Anthony Rapino 8 Comments

It’s raining, but I don’t mind very much. Somehow rainy weather is more interesting. Today was one of those days that I had to be out in it. Not just walking to and from the car, but unloading trucks for work, and bringing out garbage. And, okay, walking to and from the car. As I […]

Who ever said 13 was unlucky?
Posted on: July 18th, 2007 by Anthony Rapino 7 Comments

I seem to have promised to post about my Friday the 13th. I can’t break a promise, can I? Things turned out differently than I had planned. My movie marathon and creepy confections had been postponed to the 14th because I was invited to a poker game. It had been a while since my last […]

Happy Friday the 13th!
Posted on: July 13th, 2007 by Anthony Rapino 11 Comments

Now what kind of horror writer would I be if I didn’t acknowledge Friday the 13th? For me, this day has little to do with superstition and bad luck. In fact, I tend to celebrate it like a holiday. While not as prevalent on my calendar as Halloween, I still like to have horror movie […]

Oh Well.
Posted on: July 8th, 2007 by Anthony Rapino 3 Comments

I won’t lie. After the past couple bits of good news I received, I was hoping to keep the ball rolling. I had a similar hope over a year ago when I sold my first story to a paying market. But that wasn’t the case. I hit the road hard and had a long 1 […]

It’s the Weekend Again
Posted on: July 8th, 2007 by Anthony Rapino 4 Comments

Happy Saturday fellow blogians. Blogites. Bloggers. Uh, you know what I mean. I watched The Hitcher last night. I have to tell ya, I totally expected it to be much worse. Now, I’m not saying it wasn’t kinda bad, but it wasn’t as bad as many other movies I’ve seen in the past months. Plus […]

A Good Week
Posted on: July 4th, 2007 by Anthony Rapino 11 Comments

Right on the heels of my recent hold notice at Withersin, I have just received an acceptance letter for my piece, “Retired.” The story will appear in the October issue of MagusZine. I don’t want to jump the gun with this announcement because things might still change. In this business, I have learned that until […]

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