Last week I mentioned a list of a hundred titles I wrote out as an exercise to stave off writer’s block and lamented that I no longer had the file, but lo and behold, I did! It was a bit tucked away, but there it was.

And here it is:

  1. What Do You Do With a Drunken Sailor?
  2. Gross, Disgusting Pigs
  3. Everything That Could Possibly Go Wrong
  4. The Sun Killed My Pony
  5. Everyone is the Enemy of Phil
  6. Dead Monkey Slim
  7. Slappy Flipperbutt: Sea Lion Detective
  8. Everything but the Chimp
  9. The Big Sneeze
  10. Blood Red Steel
  11. The Cheese Stands Alone
  12. Forty-two Explosions Later
  13. Who, Me?
  14. Showgirls of Space Station Zero
  15. Zombie Blood Attack
  16. Soylent Green: The Musical
  17. Revenge of the Grown-ups
  18. The Neutering
  19. Go, Fingerlings, Go!
  20. Dehumanizing Emily
  21. Gnome, Alaska
  22. Air Marshall Skippy
  23. Wow, Do I Ever Suck
  24. Men Running Around Yelling and Shooting at Each Other
  25. Stumped by Jumble
  26. Preacherman Steve
  27. The Robot That Farted
  28. Black vs. Red
  29. Super Robo Invasion Force Geo
  30. Nope
  31. Someone Will Give You Something
  32. Fucked-up Undead Clown
  33. Super Robo Invasion Force Geo Advanced
  34. Unimaginable Fish
  35. Pregnant City
  36. If One of Those Bottles Should Happen to Fall
  37. Naked Shakespeare
  38. It’s Destroying Everything
  39. Dead Fear
  40. The Stress Family Robinson
  41. Violent Nudity
  42. Vampire Death Ghost
  43. Where My Thumb is Lodged
  44. War Against Christmas
  45. Costume Contest of the Damned
  46. Three Thursdays Hence
  47. Six of One
  48. I Pissed on Maplethorpe
  49. The Gun said I’m Sorry

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Editor and author Philip Athans offers hands on advice for authors of fantasy, science fiction, horror, and fiction in general in this collection of 58 revised and expanded essays from the first five years of his long-running weekly blog, Fantasy Author’s Handbook.


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Philip Athans is the New York Times best-selling author of Annihilation and a dozen other books including The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction, and Writing Monsters. His blog, Fantasy Author’s Handbook, ( is updated every Tuesday, and you can follow him on Twitter @PhilAthans.
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  1. PASchaefer says:

    I’m going to have to write the story called “Everyone is the Enemy of Phil.” =D

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