Stuff About Me

Posted: January 19, 2017 in Blog
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  1. I began creative writing when I was in elementary school. My teacher gave me an extra credit assignment to write a fictitious newspaper from another planet.  I chose Venus.  I used my parents old typewriter, leaving space for “photos” which became hand drawn pictures by me.  One was of a bank robbery in action.  I remember the Venetians were thin, hairless, and had antennae.
  2. I wrote my first “complete” novel when I was in my mid 20’s. It’s still sitting on my old Macintosh SE.  As far as I know, the old Mac still works.  I took it to a Mac store some years ago and asked what it would take to transfer the info off and into a more modern format.  They quote me a price in the high hundreds, so I didn’t do it.  The story was influenced by the Tarot deck, and each of the major arcana is represented as a character or concept in the story.
  3. I am influenced in my writing style by my philosophical background as well as by such writers as Douglas Adams, H.P. Lovecraft, and Frank Herbert.  I went through a period where I was writing very Lovecraftian short stories.  I sent many of these off to magazines, but none of them were published.
  4. I am a stream-of-consciousness writer. When I write, it feels like I am telling a story I have witnessed.  This has also led to some pages of bizarre stuff that I ended up abandoning.
  5. I don’t often listen to music when I write. I prefer quiet.  But if I do listen to music, it has to be instrumental (the vocals distract me), and something “moody” that fits the vibe of whatever I am working on.
  6. I have written and directed a play about the Marquis de Sade.  It was seen by very few people, but I think it was very entertaining.  It was certainly somewhat shocking.  I still have the script.  It was an idea of the Marquis “pressing” local actors into service and forcing them to act out a play about Don Quixote and his horse.
  7. I have written many poems and songs in addition to my usual creative writing of fiction prose.

Anything you might like to know, feel free to leave a comment.  If you enjoy my writings, please consider buying my book.  The second is in the publisher’s hands and will be out soon.  The third is currently being worked on. – print version – electronic editions

Thank you,

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