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T.E. Grau

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T.E. Grau is the author of the books They Don’t Come Home Anymore, Triptych: Three Cosmic Tales, The Lost Aklo Stories, The Mission, and The Nameless Dark, which was nominated for a 2015 Shirley Jackson Award for Single-Author Collection. His first novel, I Am The River, will be published in June of 2018 by Lethe Press. Grau lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter, and is currently working on his second collection and second novel.

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I never know how long a story is going to be when I begin writing it. I have a rough idea, based on the scope of the plot and complexity of the narrative, but that’s always vague and never completely predictive. I only truly find out when it’s complete. Maybe I don’t have the proper control over the work I’m doing, or perhaps it’s more about trusting the story to tell... Read more of this blog post »
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“Q: Do you have any advice for upcoming writers who want to pen weird stories?

A: READ, damn it. Fill your brain to the bursting point with the good stuff, starting with writers that you truly enjoy, and then work your way backward and outward, reading those writers who inspired the writers you love best. That was my path as far as Weird/Horror Fiction, starting with Lovecraft, and then working my way backward/outward on the Weird Fiction spiderweb. And don’t limit your reading. Read it all, especially non-fiction and various news outlets. You’d be surprised by how many of my story ideas were born while listening to NPR, perusing a blog, or paging through Vanity Fair.

Once you have your fuel squared away, just write what you love, in whatever style and genre. You’ll never have fun being someone you’re not, so be yourself. When a singer opens their mouth, what comes out is what comes out.

Also, don’t be afraid to fail, and don’t be afraid to walk away. Writing isn’t for everyone, and that’s totally fine. One doesn’t need to be a writer to enjoy being a reader and overall fan of genre or wider fiction.”
T.E. Grau

“the searing knife slowly sawing through his guts, screaming for a bullet but settling for wine.”
T.E. Grau, The Nameless Dark: A Collection

“Confidence pumped to the level of giving zero fucks was portable, at least in theory.”
T.E. Grau, They Don't Come Home Anymore

“But the stillness was the sleep of swords.”
Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

“He never fell,
never slipped back,
never flew.”
John Steinbeck, East of Eden

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown”
H.P. Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror in Literature

“Q: Do you have any advice for upcoming writers who want to pen weird stories?

A: READ, damn it. Fill your brain to the bursting point with the good stuff, starting with writers that you truly enjoy, and then work your way backward and outward, reading those writers who inspired the writers you love best. That was my path as far as Weird/Horror Fiction, starting with Lovecraft, and then working my way backward/outward on the Weird Fiction spiderweb. And don’t limit your reading. Read it all, especially non-fiction and various news outlets. You’d be surprised by how many of my story ideas were born while listening to NPR, perusing a blog, or paging through Vanity Fair.

Once you have your fuel squared away, just write what you love, in whatever style and genre. You’ll never have fun being someone you’re not, so be yourself. When a singer opens their mouth, what comes out is what comes out.

Also, don’t be afraid to fail, and don’t be afraid to walk away. Writing isn’t for everyone, and that’s totally fine. One doesn’t need to be a writer to enjoy being a reader and overall fan of genre or wider fiction.”
T.E. Grau

“the searing knife slowly sawing through his guts, screaming for a bullet but settling for wine.”
T.E. Grau, The Nameless Dark: A Collection




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T.E. Grau Michael wrote: "Waking From the American Dream; 10-Mile
Not for the faint of heart. You may find this amusing.~Mike."


Appreciate the link, Michael. Thank goodness my heart ain't faint.


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T.E. Grau Simon wrote: "Thanks for looking me up, TE."

Cheers, Simon.


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T.E. Grau Jayaprakash wrote: "Greetings, Grau!"

Hiya, Jaya!


message 3: by Kane

Kane S. Waking From the American Dream; 10-Mile
Not for the faint of heart. You may find this amusing.~Mike.


message 2: by Simon

Simon Thanks for looking me up, TE.


Jayaprakash Satyamurthy Greetings, Grau!


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