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Finished the draft on a book, figuring out the next step

I finished the edits on the book about my experiences in Portland last year.  It turned out good, I really tightened it up–the thing is that it totals 50,000 words.  As you writers know that is about 10,000 words short of the ideal novel length. I am not sure what the next step is.  I … Continue reading

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A Map is a Window

I apologize for not posting in some time, I have been deep in editing and improving a book about my experiences in Portland last year. It’s about me, but it’s much more universal than that; it’s about re-inventing your life after being stripped to metal, which many of us have experienced the past few years. … Continue reading

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Could it Be the Sun?

Portland is reluctantly edging towards Summer:  We have some sun but then it edges back and spits rain and gray in our faces.  When you have a few days of beautiful weather in late Spring  it’s just this town lulling you into a false sense of security before turning on a nickel and unleashing the … Continue reading

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Primitives in the Modern World

I have written before about my work towards getting “my brand” in order.  My girlfriend has been helping me put together a marketing strategy and help me stay on track with regards to keeping up a professional appearance–no fart jokes or anything of that nature.  We spend a lot of time on this.  Honestly, I … Continue reading