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Timothy Baker

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Retired fire-fighter, martial arts instructor, revving past the publishing start line with three short stories published by Angelic Knight Press, a debut novel from Ragnarok Publications, a forthcoming novella from Black Bed Sheets, and a short story included in the 2015 release of Midian Unmade: Tales of Clive Barker's Nightbreed from TOR.

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I have a mental illness you may know as clinical depression. There. I said it. To the world. Well, at least my small part of it. Now all tens of you know.

It’s not a pretty thing, oh no, my friends. When I’m in dark deep end of it, I’m a walking cliché of symptoms: deep sadness, death of motivation, repetitive thoughts, sleeplessness, sleepiness, severe introversion, irritability, fear, guilt, f...

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"Monster Ink is Timothy Baker’s collection of three short stories — Monster Ink, Hell and Tarnation, and Front Lines, Big City. This is very quick read.

Monster Ink leads this collection and takes up half the book’s pages. I thought the story starte..." Read more of this review »
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Monster Ink features two tales of in-your-face horror, followed by a healthy dose of urban fantasy in this novella length collection of work form Timothy Baker.

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“Elmore Leonard's Ten Rules of Writing

1. Never open a book with weather.
2. Avoid prologues.
3. Never use a verb other than "said" to carry dialogue.
4. Never use an adverb to modify the verb "said”…he admonished gravely.
5. Keep your exclamation points under control. You are allowed no more than two or three per 100,000 words of prose.
6. Never use the words "suddenly" or "all hell broke loose."
7. Use regional dialect, patois, sparingly.
8. Avoid detailed descriptions of characters.
9. Don't go into great detail describing places and things.
10. Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip.

My most important rule is one that sums up the 10.

If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.”
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