exciting author of suspense and the supernatural


 This is my blog page, where I post my engaging and often amusing ( I think so anyway) thoughts about writing. the full title is What I Write about When I Write about Writing. I had to use an abbreviation for the web page, because apparently that title is too wordy. Enjoy my musings, people!

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They Could Have Chosen Any Author in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area, but Instead They Chose Me

Posted on August 15, 2012 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)


Friends, readers, countrymen, lend me your screens once more. I blog to you today to announce my first non-self published publishing credit. That’s right, after three and a half years of periodically submitting my work for the perusal and rejection of others (by that I mean writing contests), some of my work has finally been chosen. Although I wholeheartedly believe in publishing my own work, I still enter writing contests. Why shouldn’t...

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Redundancy Gone Wild and Feral

Posted on August 5, 2012 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

As an author and writer of stories and tales, I have found and discovered that believable dialogue and conversation are essential and important to my stories and tales. Due to and because of my continued mission and endeavor to craft believable dialogue and conversation, I have developed the habit of listening and eavesdropping on others in order to both capture common and normal, as well as uncommon and abnormal, parlance and idiom.

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A Labor of Hate That Makes Me Want to Vomit

Posted on July 19, 2012 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

I hate self-promotion! I hate it with the passion that Casanova loved women; hate it with the fury of a rabid wolverine. I hate it like Cylons hate Humans, like Red Sox fans hate the Yankees, like reptiles hate winter, et cetera; et cetera; in a freaking cashmere sweater.


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Failure Heavy Eating

Posted on July 12, 2012 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

    I eat failure for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and desert, with snack sized portions between breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I eat failure with a smile on my face, with everlasting gratitude. I eat failure with the fevered hunger of Oliver Twist in the workhouse, pleading, "Please Sir, I want some more." I eat failure covered by the pungent sauce of rejection, with a stolid glass of de...

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My Drunken Inspiration

Posted on July 12, 2012 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)










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Photos? We Doan Need No Stinking Photos

Posted on July 12, 2012 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

   Some visitors to this website might wonder why there are no photos of me here. After all- isn't that what everyone who promotes themself on the web does? I'm promoting myself on the web- so shouldn't I have pictures?Well, if you must know it's because I was born with a horribly disfigured face (think The Elephant Man crossed with Jabba the Hut). No really, I haven't posted any pictures because I don't see what the mug I wear has to do wit...

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My Pledge to Write about Writing .......

Posted on July 12, 2012 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

My Pledge to Write about Writing When I Blog at This Blog Site


     I have a confession to make. Unlike a lot of bloggers, I don't believe that my opinion ab...

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Back in the Saddle Again, Baby

Posted on July 11, 2012 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

     Friends, readers, countrymen, lend me your screens. I hereby announce my triumphant return from the non blogging void to inform you of a huge change in my life (hold the applause and rose petals, please). I recently became a father, which really knocked many of my previous habits and practices for a loop. I must confess; the prosp...

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A Good Book is a Good Book is a Good Freak....

Posted on July 11, 2012 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

A Good Book is a Good Book is a Good Freaking Book

      As anyone who knows anything about the publishing industry in this digital age knows (don't hold your breath for it to end if you hate it - it will never end!) , having an internet presence is very important to today's authors. One of the things an author can do to maintain/strengthen their internet presence is part...

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