Dan Stout

Noir with a twist of magic and a disco chaser.

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Dan Stout lives in Columbus, Ohio, where he writes about fever dreams and half-glimpsed shapes in the shadows. His prize-winning fiction draws on travels throughout Europe, Asia, and the Pacific Rim as well as an employment history spanning everything from subpoena server to assistant well driller. Dan's stories have appeared in publications such as The Saturday Evening Post, Nature, and Mad Scientist Journal. His debut novel, Titanshade, is available from DAW Books. Say hi on social media or at

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Story Behind the Story: Sin Titulo

Published Jun 30, 2019 · 329 words (2 minutes) · 163 views

The story behind the short story, "Sin Titulo." Best read after the short it discusses.




One Hundred False Starts to a Novel

Published Jun 28, 2019 · 844 words (4 minutes) · 409 views

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Writers and artists are often asked where their ideas come from. I have a standard answer, but it's not exactly the whole story...