Welcome, Evil Readers (and Writers!) to the new and improved home of the Evil League of Evil Writers!
It’s a new year, and we thought we’d start off 2015 with a shiny new space to call our own. When our Bitchstress Dreamkiller and I first launched the ELEW publicly back in 2011 (we’ve been around as a private group since 2009, for those just joining us), we had a little corner set aside on BD’s personal site in which we expounded on various evil subjects. When we got a little bigger, our beloved Lt. Quillstabber bought us our very own shiny domain names, and we took them and moved over to another platform – Blogger (you can see the older posts under the “Old Site Archive” tab) – which was our home for a couple more years.
2014 was a huge year for the ELEW. By “huge” I mean, “we raised over $12,000.” The ELEW is always up to no good, and this was the biggest evil we’d ever enabled. After the mayhem of the summer died down, the idea of a place of our own was kicked around the fire and the more we thought about it, the more the idea appealed to us. We had shiny domain names…all we needed was a place to live.
That place is here! Have a look around! It’s so SHINY! Special thanks to our Bitchstress Dreamkiller and her mad skillz of awesome in designing our new digs. There’s a lot more here than we used to have on our older platforms, and this year we plan on having even more.
For those who are just joining us, welcome to your doom. I mean, enjoy your stay here at Hotel Eviltry! I won’t repeat here everything you can find under the various tabs (our origin story, members, etc.), so have a look around and see who we are and what we do. Every week you’ll get posts from our various members in a two-week rotation. We have a calendar feature now that shows what no-goodness we’re up to by the hour, and it’s there that we’ll list the occasional interviews and giveaways we have, plus book releases, appearances, signings and so on. There is always snark and no sympathy to be found here. We are a website dedicated to the dark side of professional writing. You will learn much here, if you have the fortitude. Writing at any level isn’t for the weak or faint of heart.
Andrew Jack lives with his wife in Christchurch New Zealand and has been misusing the written word for most of his life. He even got his first rejection letter from Random House at the age of four, who kindly suggested he learn to read and write before resubmitting. A life long martial arts enthusiast, Andrew spends his time getting beaten up by his friends and trying to stop his cats from destroying his house. On top of writing short stories and novels, Andrew also writes the webcomic Cthulhu Slippers, a Lovecraft-inspired office comedy.
Andrew will be sharing is inaugural post with you this week, so stay tuned for that.
2015 is going to be an awesome year here at the Evil League of Evil Writers. Who knows what no good we’ll get up to, but given our experience with the previous years, it’s bound to rock the awesome like nothing we’ve ever seen.
Now, go here and download the word tracker of your choice (Loki! Dean Winchester! Thor!) and start your year off right with some fucking productivity. Special thanks to Svenja Gosen for these gorgeous spreadsheets.