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Death Of 1000 Cuts: Cut 13 – Plan Like Hell

‘How do you think we stand it here?’ said the nurse. ‘You specimens come in here talking like ordinary people and then you go down to Shayol. Terrible things happen to you on Shayol. Then the surface station sends up parts of you, over and over again. I may see your head ten times, quick-frozen […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – In The Barber’s Chair: The Stranger (by Fin)

Booya and welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. Each week we take the 1st page of a writer’s novel or short story and look at ways of making it better. If you’d like to submit a piece of your own work for consideration, please […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – Mailbag

Hello dear friends, and welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. This week I’m doing another Mailbag, because I’ve had some more questions, and I enjoy answering them. It helps mix things up and allows us to deal with some familiar topics in a bit […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – In The Barber’s Chair: Untitled (by Eli)

Hello and welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. Each week, we take the first page of a novice author’s novel or short story and look at ways of making it better. If you’d like to submit your own work, please read our submission guidelines. […]

Creative Writing Courses Aren’t Killing Literature – Sanctimonious Rich White Tossers Are

I don’t often weigh in on the latest literary chattering points for fear of contributing to the very close-quarters farting contest I purport to detest. But the latest comments by Nobel judge Horace Engdahl really piss me off, so fuck it. As the publishing world waits to hear who has won this year’s Nobel literature […]

Death Of 1000 Cuts – In The Barber’s Chair: Untitled (by Christopher)

Hello and welcome to Death Of 1000 Cuts – making you an awesome writer, one cut at a time. This is a blog for writers, editors, and readers who are interested in the craft of fiction. Each week we take the first page of an aspiring author’s novel or short story and we look at […]