The Writer’s Scrap Bin

Welcome, readers and writers! On The Writer’s Scrap Bin you’ll find a variety of distractions and support, from blog posts on “The Bin” and reviews in “The Slush Pile” to writing resources and services I offer my fellow writers.

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Featured Book

Review: The Vampire Christ by Nicholas P. Clark


The Vampire Christ by Nicholas P. Clark


I think the best way to describe this novel would be to call it Anne Rice—especially Interview with the Vampire and Memnoch the Devil—mixed with the movie The Librarian and the Curse of the Judas Chalice. The latter is one of my favorite movies, perhaps my favorite movie in The Librarian series, so I was destined to love this novel. I’m also pretty certain that Anne Rice fans will really connect with Clark’s work as well.


Featured Article

Which will conquer the publishing industry: eBooks or print?



Writers and publishers have worried for years that eBooks will put print out of business. With eBook sales currently declining, is this concern still valid? Or are both formats here to stay?

Featured Writing Advice

Ursula K. Le Guin



Ursula K. Le Guin was a prolific American writer, best known for her science fiction/fantasy works and use of speculative fiction for socio-political and cultural commentary. Should we avoid exposition? What effect does “show, don’t tell” have on world-building?


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