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A little good news

Traditionally, black roses are symbols of mystery, danger, and drama. Today, the black rose is part of some wonderful news I’d like to share with you. First, you will soon see me on YouTube as part of Matt Whiteside’s UniWeb Productions interview program. We will be recording next Tuesday, April 16. I will post the …

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Comedy isn’t easy

This post came from a couple of questions. The first was a tweet where someone asked why writers feel that they must always be serious. The second was a question from my wife who asked me, “Why did you find John Belushi so funny?” The answers to both come from the same issue, comedy is hard …

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Art and connection

At Fun A Day Reseda, I gave readings from two of my recent novels: my work-in-progress Snow in Los Angeles and my 2016 Fun A Day project, The Remainders. I also used the opportunity to talk about art, and the most important thing it offers, connection.

The value of work (and writing about it)

During Fun A Day Reseda 2019, I’ll take breaks from writing my new novel, Snow in Los Angeles, to share with you themes and other insights from writing this book. I consider myself a cubicle author because work plays a role in every novel I’ve written. The same is true for Snow in Los Angeles, although …

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Is there a right way to write a novel?

During Fun A Day Reseda 2019, I’ll take breaks from writing my new novel, Snow in Los Angeles, to share with you themes and other insights from writing this book. A question that often comes up among new writers on Twitter is, “Is there a right way to write a novel? Is it better to …

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