Stories drive MidTN Sisters in Crime president Robert Mangeot

By G. Robert Frazier “Damn good writing is damn good writing no matter who wrote it, and the attention and paycheck it earns should be gender-blind,” says author Robert Mangeot, the male president of the Middle Tennessee Chapter of Sisters in Crime. Like other male members of the group – of which there are a … More Stories drive MidTN Sisters in Crime president Robert Mangeot

My writing life: 16 highlights from 2016

by G. Robert Frazier So, we’re two days into 2017 and I’ve had some time to reflect on 16 highlights from the past year.  But don’t worry, I’m not counting anything politics related. I co-wrote a short script, “Blind Sighted,” with fellow Tennessee screenwriter Dustin Alexander III, which he later produced and directed as a … More My writing life: 16 highlights from 2016

Imagination has no boundaries on National Science Fiction Day

Today is National Science Fiction Day, created to honor the great Isaac Asimov on his birthday. Asimov created some of the most thought-provoking fiction with such classics as the iRobot and Foundation series. The best science fiction tales can make you wonder about your place in the universe. … More Imagination has no boundaries on National Science Fiction Day

Chabon: Embarrass yourself by asking parents, grandparents their stories

When you’re sitting around the Christmas tree with family this year, especially if you are lucky enough to still be in the presence of your grandparents or parents, you might want to take the opportunity to get to know more about them. And no, not just their political take on Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton … More Chabon: Embarrass yourself by asking parents, grandparents their stories

Bloody or Creepy: Imaginarium panel debates when to write the gross-out

One of the panels at the 2016 Imaginarium Convention in Louisville, Ky., earlier this month featured a fascinating discussion on the use of gore in fiction. Given all the attention the season seven premiere of The Walking Dead has received, and the fact that it is Halloween, I thought I’d share some highlights from the panelists. … More Bloody or Creepy: Imaginarium panel debates when to write the gross-out