You are Invited to The Chamber Magazine’s Commemoration of Jack the Ripper’s Murder Spree (August 31-November 9)

In the spirit of the horror and true crime genres, over the next several weeks in its blog, The Chamber is commemorating the horrific murder spree of the infamous Jack the Ripper during the late summer and early fall of 1888.

Une rue de Whitechapel Le dernier crime de Jack l'Éventreur

In the spirit of the horror and true crime genres, over the next several weeks in its blog, The Chamber is commemorating the horrific murder spree of the infamous Jack the Ripper during the late summer and early fall of 1888. At 10:00 a.m. (US Central Time) on the anniversary of each of the five “canonical” murders (August 31, September 8, September 30, and November 9) , The Chamber will run a documentary on Jack the Ripper from YouTube along with a few other esoteric tidbits of information. So grab the tea or coffee of you choice and a light breakfast and join us for should be four intense yet fascinating mornings.

Few Changes Made to The Chamber

I just want to drop a quick note that I made some changes to The Chamber today and I have more planned…

I just want to drop a quick note that I made some changes to The Chamber today and I have more planned.

I added widgets to go to The Chamber’s Instagram and YouTube pages. I should have thought of this long ago. While the YouTube link goes directly to the YouTube Channel, the Instagram link goes to another page on the website, where the latest thirty posts are shown. Then another, prominent link will take you to the Instagram page. I could have just set up a link like the one to the YouTube channel, that takes one directly to the Instagram page. However, WordPress has a feature where one can show as many of his/her Instagram posts on one page as he/she wants, which may actually be better than the official Instagram page, because it is limited in how many posts you can show at one time. A person can go to The Chamber’s Instagram page and quickly get a good overview of what is on the Instagram page.

I also put a link to the Bookshop.org twitter feed in the sidebar. Note that it is next to the widget that takes one to the Bookshop. I also changed the name on the widget from “Bookstore” to “Bookshop.org” and I changed the photo on the widget. The twitter feed is large and prominent. People can’t help but see it and then, hopefully, see the Bookshop widget next to it. Maybe this will result in a few sales.

I also removed four of the links to Zazzle products, so that I could insert the Bookshop Twitter feed and not have the sidebar extend past the “Like This” buttons, which I thought would look unprofessional.

I am working a lot with Instagram and YouTube these days to develop decent videos and posts that will attract more viewers. The Instagram post at the top is an example.

I am considering changing the overall theme of the website, so that I have more room for links, widgets, ads, and what have you. But I will think that through thoroughly first.

That’s all for now.

Hasta luego.

You are Invited to The Chamber Magazine’s Commemoration of Jack the Ripper’s Murder Spree (August 31-November 9)

In the spirit of the horror and true crime genres, over the next several weeks in its blog, The Chamber is commemorating the horrific murder spree of the infamous Jack the Ripper during the late summer and early fall of 1888.

Une rue de Whitechapel Le dernier crime de Jack l'Éventreur

In the spirit of the horror and true crime genres, over the next several weeks in its blog, The Chamber is commemorating the horrific murder spree of the infamous Jack the Ripper during the late summer and early fall of 1888. At 10:00 a.m. (US Central Time) on the anniversary of each of the five “canonical” murders (August 31, September 8, September 30, and November 9) , The Chamber will run a documentary on Jack the Ripper from YouTube along with a few other esoteric tidbits of information. So grab the tea or coffee of you choice and a light breakfast and join us for should be four intense yet fascinating mornings.

In the Latest Issue

“His Assitant”, Dark Fiction by Patrick Crossen, is now live at The Chamber.

Patrick Crossen is a writer living in Pittsburgh, PA trying to balance reading, birdwatching, writing, and breathing. When he’s not writing, he’s eagerly checking under bushes and stones for the pixies he knows are watching his every move. But he’s not paranoid. 

Subscribe to My Nascent YouTube Channel

I am planning to develop a fully fledged YouTube channel, as I have developed The Chamber, and see where it takes me.

Phil Slattery
Phil Slattery, Aztec, New Mexico 2017,

Recently, I have been experimenting with creating YouTube videos and have so far produced three. In these I give an introduction to myself, my writing, and my current projects. The last one I made (which was about 2:00 a.m. this morning) focused on what can be learned in writing dialog, if one analyzes Quentin Tarantino’s move “Pulp Fiction”. Now I am planning to develop a fully fledged YouTube channel, as I have developed The Chamber, and see where it takes me.

My current plan is to make these in a variety of places, so that I am not tied down to a studio. This should make the videos more lively, spontaneous, and always changing. Some I will do outside at night, some at scenic spots around my house, some inside the house, and so on. I will probably do them at all hours as I do not have a regular sleep pattern and in varying states of sobriety. These won’t be for kids, if you do not want them to watch someone speaking while having a gin and tonic or smoking a pipe. This is my channel. I intend to be myself, more or less, for better or worse. At least at first, I will not have a regular schedule for posting the videos, though I may develop one later, targeting the times when I might get the largest audience.

Currently, I am not planning to write scripts for the videos, but will shoot from the hip and talk with the viewer as if he/she and I were talking face to face. These videos will be informal, though I intend to dress presentably for them and not do any in my work clothes. We will see how that goes. If I have to do formal presentations to make the videos viewable, I will. I have lots of experience in giving formal presentations.

So, drop by the channel at any time and check out my videos. You will probably find them most enjoyable late at night when you are chilling and having your favorite beverage and/or smoke.

Let me know what you think of them so that I can continuously improve the channel.

Hasta luego.