If you’re going through hell, keep going.
It’s an idea. Who knows where it fucking came from? Isaac Newton invented gravity because some asshole hit him with an apple.
The state of publishing was explained to me early on, when I first started writing. You see, publishers prefer it if you write in a specific way, because they can categorize you much more easily. L…
There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
Character isn’t giving someone a limp, its how they feel about that limp and how it effects them and others around them.
People should leave 2-star reviews if they feel they must. Totally fair. That said, I’m not gonna lie: I prefer 5-star ones.
You Done Yet? on Flickr.
I’d forgotten about this photo of @BrianKeene.
It occurs to me, almost all of my photos of my friends are candids. That should be my first real photo project: solid portraits of all my friends.
That makes it a missed opportunity in Colorado. I could have shot portraits of Brian, Mikey, Coop, John, Russ, Michelle, and what could have been my last opportunity to snap Pic.
I still have that opportunity with my Peoria friends and our ladies.
I can still throw the camera in the bag when Steve and I jump on our motorcycles for a ride.
I can still shoot Ommus and some of the old Chicago crew.
I need to stop worrying I’m going to be bothering them, and tell them why I’m bothering them.
Time could be short for some of us.
I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I’m afraid of.
In writing, and in life, our apparent disappointments sometimes turn out to be doors to the manifestation of even bigger dreams.
I beat the urge to call in sick and write all day, but it really feels like I lost.
There are going to be some exciting, exclusive, film-related opportunities for Keene fans in New Zealand over the next twelve months. If you live in New Zealand and are a fan of my books, please get in touch by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put ‘NEW ZEALAND’ in the subject line so your email is given priority.
Write. No amount of self-inflicted misery, altered states, black pullovers or being publicly obnoxious will ever add up to your being a writer. Writers write. On you go.
If you wait until you got time to write a novel, or time to write a story, or time to read the hundred thousands of books you should have already read - if you wait for the time, you will never do it.
Never use an adverb to modify the verb “said” … he admonished gravely. To use an adverb this way (or almost any way) is a mortal sin.