Enjoying the Journey: Recording and Writing Zombie Sing-a-long 2

I just finished a freaky fun recording session for Zombie Sing-a-long 2. I worked on a super funky joint named Zombulation. This song marks the 7th minus track I have slapped down for the new record. I miss playing funk, man. As this project has come together, it seems to have taken on a blue-collar theme. The songs sound like they were written with hammers.

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Craig Featured in a Rock Video with Rustmonster

Rustmonster has just put the finishing touches on their first rock video, Devil’s Children, from their album Last Voyage of the Black Betty. Craig loves being a member of this band. Look for him in the video wearing a wig and fez. Rustmonster will be playing live on October 29th with Bilgemunky at the Complex…

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To Self-publish or not to Self-publish

Self-publishing scares me. Something about taking a novel, which requires so much love, hate, and passion to write, and releasing it without the security of a proven publisher seems risky. However, all that being said, I think I’m coming around. As an unpublished novelist, my goal has been to complete 10 novels and submit them…

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Distracted From Writing and Feeling Guilty

Creativity begets creativity; that’s what I’ve always believed. So when I have trouble writing—usually this is caused by procrastination or fear of writing badly—I take a side trail. The problem is, lately, my side trails seem to take over my writing. I love composing music. It’s a great way to cleanse the pallet between writing…

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Publication: A Road Wrought with Monsters

I’ve decided to get downright personal. Like any serious novelist, I seek publication of my long-form work. It’s an arduous process; I know that. The road has bumps, snags, and monsters at every turn. I’ve decided to log my trek along that tortuous road right here in my blog. Consider this my effort to reach…

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Wasasquatch Bigfoot Band a Kickin’ Good Time

I had the opportunity to play a really freaking fun rock and roll show with my best friends at The Gangrene Film Festival: Size 12 on September 2nd. This cover of Stairway to Heaven was one of the highlights. The whole show had a bigfoot theme, which made it truly fun for all the good…

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How to Write a Freaking Cool Novel: Part 10: Character Depth: Putting Flesh on the Bones

This is a reprint from the medisRif (the company at which I work) professional blog site, Blogmaster2000.com. This article is part of a series. To get the most out of this series, consider starting from article 1. NOTE: To those of you who have been following this article series, I’m sorry for the latency of…

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Wasasquatch Plays the Gangrene Film Fest

Strange as it may seem, putting on furry Bigfoot costumes, getting up on stage, and playing great 80’s songs in front of an audience of about 1,000 people is something pretty usual and expected in my life. Here’s an excerpt of our show. We had an absolute blast. I’m the one in Corn Rows and…

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The Dream Show I’ve Always Wanted To Perform

I am looking so forward to performing at this show. I have the pleasure of working with a group of lifelong friends on various musical projects over the years. We’ve done funk, country, classic rock, new wave and everything else. Lately, we’ve been rehearsing hard as a Bigfoot cover band. That’s right, furry suits and…

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MythOmania

A friend of mine, Scott Halford, contacted me a couple of months ago and asked if I would be interested in participating in production of a short film. Although I couldn’t be on set due to prior commitments, I sent him a script I had finished a while back. To my surprise and elation, he…

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Real Bigfoots Caught On Film? You Decide.

Apparently some folks at Wasasquatch.com caught actual Bigfoots on film. I found this video to be hilarious. I though you might like it too.   Okay, I’m going to come clean on this one. Me and some of my friends, all of us members of the band RUSTMONSTER, shot this video to promote our big…

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How to Write a Novel

I thought I’d share an article series I have been writing for blogmaster2000.com, a professional blog site I share with my co-workers at mediaRif where I work. In this series, I share the step-by-step approach I use to write novels. I have pasted the first article below. I hope you enjoy it.

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Journal of a Zombie Apocalypse Survivor

Do you like zombies? So do I. Check out the ongoing journal entries of Lance King, a zombie apocalypse survivor on my other blog site, zombiesingalong.com You can read the fist post below. Then just click on the read Lance’s next entry links at the bottoms of the posts to progress through the entries. At…

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SHUT UP

Do you have killer creative ideas? Excellent, we love you. But keep them to yourself please. Years ago, I had the pleasure of attending a convocation at which Ray Bradbury, perhaps my favorite writer of all time, spoke. Apart from being a sweet man and quickly climbing the ranks on my list of people who I wish could be my grandpa, he offered some great advice. He told us all that perhaps the best advice he could give us as writers was to shut up. He told us to keep our ideas to ourselves.

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Writer’s Block is a Big Fat Myth

This article is a re-post from Craig and his associates’ professional blog, Blogmaster2000.com. Blogmaster2000.com is a fun and eclectic site with many interesting articles. Recently, I watched the movie Limitless, starring Bradley Cooper. The movie was about a writer who suffers from creative block. Cooper played a New York, vagabond-looking author with a killer publication…

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Craig performs his song: Grandma

If you are wondering why I haven’t posted any new stories to Harrowing Tales, its because I’ve tied up my time on a new project, Zombie Sing-a-long. This project is a bit of a diversion, but it has been extremely fun for me. I’ve requested poetry from a few friends, all zombie related, and put…

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Do You Like Zombies?

For those of you who like zombies–as do I–I have just started a new project. I call it Zombie Sing-a-long. The goal: write and record songs for and about zombies. Along with writing, I love to compose music. I am a longtime member of Rustmonster, an eccentric band based in Northern Utah. I have decided…

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Craig Nybo publishes his story, Plastic, in The Crimson Pact

I’m honored to have published my story, Plastic, in an extremely entertaining, new digital publication called The Crimson Pact. This all fiction pub is edited by two time novelist, Paul Genesse, author of his fantasy series, The Iron Dragon Series. The Crimson Pact documents a hoard of demons who break through a portal complex and…

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Coming Soon – Craig’s Novel: Allied Zombies for Peace

Craig Nybo is working hard to record his latest novel, Allied Zombies for Peace. He hasn’t decided in which market his manuscript will appear, but plans to have it finished by the the end of Q2, 2011. The first three chapters of Allied Zombies for Peace can be downloaded at this link: Allied Zombies for…

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