I'm invested in heavy ideas... but how much is everything really worth? I'm reading, querying, outlining, writing and editing. I'm not vomiting out everything on social media. What you see isn't all there is. But I don't want to set the bar too high this fall. What have I accomplished so far and what do I want to accomplish in months ahead? The kids head back to school, leaves change colour and writers take stock. My goals for long fiction have many question marks, but I won'
How do I get inspired? I read often when I'm not ogling comic book art or writing. My journal is Twitter. I've recently had a short story published in Down In The Dirt volume 159 (the July-August issue) available on Amazon. I write short and long fiction. What influences my writing? The world and everything I live, feel, touch, smell, hear or read. I write and read a lot, because the more I write (and read) the more I learn and become a better writer. I sometimes read my prev
Hello... my name is Richard Tattoni and I went to a comic book store in New York City. I always wanted to go to Forbidden Planet, but I wasn't impressed. However, it did take my mind off the second draft of Lionheart Leaks. And I wanted to discover a comic book from the future with art designed by a retired stock trader on Wall Street. The story would be about slimy aliens wielding swords, defending Buck Rogers from socialism and the future wave of Venezuelan immigrants wanti
Hooray... my first work of short fiction is published and it's thrilling as hell. The magazine is available on Amazon. The story Pink Bunny Rabbits is about eighty-year-old Dick in a hospital. It feels like he's on his death-bed, on powerful drugs, until he wakes up and sees his grandson. Another short story, which I call Nobody Knows How It Ends, is my next story that is going to appear in a charity anthology with Rhetoric Askew. There are more short fiction stories that I'