Excerpt: The Real Life Build!

Hey, so remember when the site died. For a month. Because host issues? Apparently one of the nuggets published during the window of no backups ("full backups" cannot be trusted) was the nifty audio excerpt I recorded. Also lost: the text excerpt. Presented for you now in one place, the first bit from The Real Life Build, in audio and text. This book should be read after Fairy Tales, and can be read either before or after The Spinner, the Shepherd, and the Leading Man, which runs concurrently with very little crossover. Updated to add: I still can't find the audio track on my computer. Loud

November 16th, 2015|Categories: blog|Tags: , , |

Origin Story: The Real Life Build

I've been writing for a damn long time. And let me say this first: I don't mean to imply that writing for a long damn time in any way leads to writing well. At all. What it does lead to is having had many thousands of characters pass through one's writing life, and a few of the more compelling eventually make their ways into current works. And so it is, kind of, with Gage Maher. I used to write into this town when I was a teenager. It was my personal Castle Rock, if you will. I knew it incredibly

October 10th, 2015|Categories: blog|Tags: , , , |

The New Book Post: The Real Life Build

Okay, I'm 500 words into The Real Life Build, and having a rockin' good time. The phone is currently sporting the above minion, with the line "Shhhhhh...I'm hiding from stupid people." It's not perfectly Dillon, but it's close enough, and the kid likes minions. For Gage, we need a bar. Since so much of this book takes place in The Dugout, which is a sports bar, my composition mode background in Scrivener is this: And @ILoveYAFiction masterminded the Spotify playlist, which I'm not exactly sure how to share, but might be here: Spotify playlist!

May 1st, 2015|Categories: blog|Tags: , |