Author Archives: Chris

Time Flying Like Evil Monkeys… That Fly

Did I really not post in 2016? Apparently! I think I took an unplanned hiatus, but I also think I am back on the writing train. Novels. Ugh. Why couldn’t I have gone the painter route, or sculpture, or anything … Continue reading

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Social Media

I am not great at social media. Hell, I update this blog once every few months! I need to get on top of that once the first Gnostic novel is out. Speaking if which, I’m in the middle of the … Continue reading

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To the Bitter End

I am not yet publishing, but there are a few truths about the business of writing that I have learned. One of the big ones is persistence. Actually, stubbornness might be a better word. When I let my friends read … Continue reading

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Many Moons Ago

Was my last post really in January? It’s probably not good for a writer these days to not spend at least 34% of the day posting, tweeting, facebooking, myspacing (Is that still around?), etc. I know, I am as surprised … Continue reading

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Darkness

There is a darkness that resides in all men. Some just see it more clearly than others.

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Hotels

There is something about sitting alone in a hotel room and writing.  There is a very old school feeling to it, like following in the footsteps of Bukowski or Thompson.  That’s even more true when you’ve got both a cup of … Continue reading

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The Starving Artist

It’s hard to be a starving artist.  This is the purist who lives on their more successful friends’ sofas and lights from one bar to the next, spending the last of their meager savings on beer.  It’s also hard to … Continue reading

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The Pills

They say that television will rot your brain.  After decades of steeping my mind in broadcast mediocrity I would have to agree.  We don’t love television shows, we love repetitive formulas wrapped up in sarcastic dialogue and delivered by professional … Continue reading

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Lost Soul Transients

Lost soul transients bathing in sodium street light, drunk on self-loathing and rotgut.  Pimp slapped whores walk a lonely beat while callous pigs cruise by with unforgiving eyes.  Their tusks gleam with arrogant contempt.  Everything swims in darkness, black brick … Continue reading

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Word Counts

I am going over the most recent draft of The Gnostic and doing my second-to-last edit.  I am slicing and dicing words away with ruthless efficiency.  The point is to convey the story in the clearest terms, not to add … Continue reading

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