A Bad Tweet About My Writing Process

This week, I'm preparing for a trip and reading A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman. I'm supposed to be making sure I can find warm clothes for the trip, but instead I'm reading Fredrik Backman's novel, A Man Called Ove. This is one of the novels I'm making myself read this year. There are also a few more. I'm also very much aware that it's nearly the end of the year. I read so many novels my final semester at the University of Louisville that I had to take a break from reading novels all summer and fall. I…

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The Arrangements of Bird Men – Fiction

Thanks again for voting on which short story to post on my blog. I'm pleasantly surprised at how this one turned out. This is a version of a short story about mystery, plastic bird men, and awkwardness, I guess. If you like it, please share it. * He sits down next to me. His slim fitted pants wrap up his legs like a much anticipated Christmas present, one you don't even intend to eye all that often because you already know what's inside, but you stare anyway. It's been awhile since I've had a good conversation with a stranger, even…

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I (Kinda) DID participate in Small Business Saturday

I definitely did participate in Small Business Saturday this past weekend. Kind of. It's just that I don't post things on my blog on Saturday, or on the weekend anymore, because I'm trying to make this writing thing my job. If i'm going to go through all the hard work of working for myself and being a writer, I'm going to make my own hours and they're going to be scheduled around my lazy time. I haven't talked much about my lazy time yet, but it's a really important part of my life. So there. But, I DID participate in…

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Five Stories Into My Second Fiction Collection

Last week I tried this thing where I had three short story drafts, put up a Twitter poll asking which one I should edit and post onto my blog, and then posted this short story about a man who glows in the dark on Friday. I was writing some this weekend and I decided to try it again. The catch is I only have two short stories kind of ready for editing this time. There's a story about a woman who hates her job as a payroll accountant for a medical library where a toxic chemical is being used. It's…

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The Brawl Outside Butterweather’s – Fiction

Thanks for voting on which of my short stories I should post on my blog. This was the winner, a story about a man who glows in the dark. It's an early draft of a story in a themed fiction collection that, so far, has been about misunderstandings in dating. If you like it, let me know. I'll do this more often. I write a lot. Check my Twitter for more polls on the weekends. Links to more of my fiction are here. * Julian sat down on the cream colored chair at the table and dropped his jacket, beanie,…

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