Feb 12

February 12, 2015

Don’t Worry, We’ve Been Assured It’s Just Standard American Atrocity

This isn’t a political blog (except when it is), and this isn’t a post about politics. This is a post about stories, about the truth, and how vitally important one is to the other. Please read on. Tuesday night three young people were murdered in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. They were executed, shot in the head, all three of them. Their names were Yusor Mohammad, a 21-year-old woman, her husband, Deah Shaddy Barakat, the oldest of the victims at 23,…


Feb 10

February 10, 2015

We’re Still Here (Except for Those of Us Who Aren’t) [REDUX]

[NOTE: The following was written and posted on December 31st, 2014. If you’ve read about the unfortunate rebooting of the site you know this post, along with many others, was irretrievably lost to me. Thanks to a kind and diligent reader named Cameron Rowe, however, who was so moved by the following he took the time to pull it from his catcher in pure text form and send it to me, I’m able to repost it now. Thanks, Cameron.] The…


Feb 2

February 2, 2015

A very special DITCH DIGGERS featuring Kameron Hurley and Chuck Wendig is now live!

Late last year my longtime friend and fellow badass wordslinger Mur Lafferty and I created this new podcast thing called DITCH DIGGERS (in fairness Mur did/does most of the creating and I just kind of show up). We wanted to do a podcast, not about the craft of writing, which Mur covers just fine by herself on her long-running I SHOULD BE WRITING podcast, but about writing as a job. We recorded the first episode on the fly and kind of…


Feb 1

February 1, 2015

The Gravity of Hollywood: When It’s Okay for a Studio to Steal Your Story

“Have you heard about Gravity?” the love of my life, Nikki, asked me. I was barely paying attention. I think I was watching the red band trailer for HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2 for the sixth time (that bit where Rob Corddry and Craig Robinson slowly start singing, “You’re a fuckin’ nerd” at Clark Duke slays me. I’m not a perfect person). “The movie?” I asked in my distracted state. “Yeah.” “What about it?” “This author is suing them.” “Oh.”…


Jan 27

January 27, 2015

Matt-Wallace.com Rides Again! (Though Our Load Has Been Lessened Somewhat)

Welcome (belatedly) to 2015, folks. And welcome back to Matt-Wallace.com, which you may have noticed has been down for the past two weeks or so. You may also notice that while the site is now back on-line (minus a few features that will return soon), there is but a single post live on this blog at the moment. That post being the one you’re reading right now. It seems to have become a tradition here at Matt-Wallace.com that at the…