“When you start thinking about art and

Robert Mitchell Jr.

“When you start thinking about art and creativity, rationality is not big enough to contain it all.” #AlanMoore #quotes

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Hey Writers: Wanna Bundle With Me?

Robert Mitchell Jr.

books_bundle2So there’s this not-so-new idea of selling story bundles, and since I’m always somewhere like two years behind the curve on most trends, I got the idea that I might try and create a story bundle with another writer.

If you’re a horror, occult, mystery, or slipstream writer who writes creepy, strange, unusual books and you want to team up on a bundle, post a link to your stuff in the comments below.

Maybe we can make a bundle together, what say?

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Depression Vlog

My Brain Hates Me

Being real about my battle with depression. If you need help, please reach out! You can reach me through my blog? or comment down below?

http://brainhatesme.wordpress.com/ – Check out my blog for more information about me, my condition, my coping skills, and my journey!

Suicide & Depression Hotlines

United States Hotlines

Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696

Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-8433

LifeLine: 1-800-273-8255

Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386

Sexuality Support: 1-800-246-7743

Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-847-831-3438

Rape and Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-4673

Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272

Runaway: 1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000

Exhale: After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-439-4253

National Alliance on Mental Illness


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention




International Bipolar Foundation


No Stigmas


Active Minds


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ZINEFEST SALE — 25% off!

Robert Mitchell Jr.

Books Books and stuff are on sale at PTDICE.com

In honor of RVA Zinefest — at which I’m tabling today — here’s a coupon for 25% off at my web shop over at PTDICE.com.  You’ll find all kinds of ‘zines (a.k.a. booklets), books, t-shirts, punk patches, and of course PTDICE (the most amazing and nerdy fitness tool on the market).

Enter coupon code BP88G at checkout for 25% off.

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The Amazon Gambit

Robert Mitchell Jr.

Kindle Capture My fiction novels are now available for your Kindle

[In Part 1, The Amazon Withdrawal, our intrepid hero pulled all his eBooks from Amazon because he blamed the massive retailer for the demise of the corner bookstore.  In Part 2, The Amazon Stupidity, the  struggling writer realized that none of his objections were going to change where readers go to get their word fix.  Part 3, The Amazon Gambit, opens with the writer offering all of his fiction books on Amazon, the most popular eBook marketplace on planet Earth.]

Well gang, didn’t want to, but I pretty much had to.  Amazon, like the river from which it takes its name, is the biggest tributary on Earth, and the current there is strong.  Sales of my non-fiction are getting better every day, but the fiction novels are stalled.  Time to do something smart — namely go where the…

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F=MA: The Secret to Success

Robert Mitchell Jr.

Trains are hard to stop because they have lots of mass and they go fast. (photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

There is a simple lesson that artists of all kinds can learn from Applied Physics. Believe me when I say that, whether you are a writer, a painter, or a martial artist, the equation “F=MA” is directly relevant to you.

For those who don’t remember high school science, “F” is force, and it is equal to “M” (mass) times “A” (acceleration). A bullet is small and light, its devastating force caused by blinding speed.

If you are a martial artist, your mass is largely fixed. In competition there are weight classes. You and the person you are fighting have just about the same mass. The only way you can increase your force is by increasing your speed. Outside the ring, in self-defense, speed is still the answer to the quest…

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The Color Thesaurus

Ingrid's Notes

I love to collect words. Making word lists can help to find the voice of my story, dig into the emotion of a scene, or create variety.

One of my on-going word collections is of colors. I love to stop in the paint section of a hardware store and find new names for red or white or yellow.  Having a variety of color names at my fingertips helps me to create specificity in my writing. I can paint a more evocative image in my reader’s mind if I describe a character’s hair as the color of rust or carrot-squash, rather than red.

So for fun, I created this color thesaurus for your reference. Of course, there are plenty more color names  in the world, so, this is just to get you started.

Fill your stories with a rainbow of images!













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