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Mar.08.2014
Acid enhancement Detachment Alcohol fueled inspiration Perspiration Sweating out Truths   Create. Destroy. Reality unconfirmed Reality deniable Catalysts force action Not action unforced   These things bring Evil Fire These things bring Good Fire An ego conflagration   Judgment...
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Jan.17.2014
I’m just over 30k into the manuscript for my next book. If you had to stick it on a shelf, it’s essentially horror. Although I’ve enjoyed the genre since childhood, I haven’t written much that I’d consider horror, as filling out tax forms doesn’t count as creative writing. In the latter part of...
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Jan.10.2014
My completely unplanned January press tour continues with an interview over at The Hook. It was a good time, and The Hook’s readers are a complete blast. I blasted Scooby Doo, got the tears going with a bit about my Dad, and attempted to defend my strange and baffling appreciation for Steely...
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Dec.17.2013
It’s kind of hard to admit this But I did something stupid It wasn’t the last stupid thing I have done But it was perhaps the greatest   I was at a party Downtown, in a warehouse Old slaughterhouse turned hipster I was bored so I wandered   Up and up.    Seven stories until the...
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Oct.28.2013
Gethesmane Cemetary is a small, forgotten field near Detroit’s City Airport. Broken and fallen tombstones fight for space amongst a chokehold of weeds and overgrown grass. Dirt and mold conceal the names etched on the stones. No one is buried here anymore. Few come to visit those that were.  ...
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Oct.12.2013
Sometimes I think This is as good as it will ever getI talk too muchI don’t listenI am not worthyI am underappreciatedI could lose some weightI look just fineI am not smart enoughI am not talented enoughI am wasting everyone’s timePeople secretly feel sorry for meThat I am a terrible friendI am a...
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Oct.05.2013
Yesterday I went to the mall.It was one of those high-class megacomplexes.Upscale, upwardly moving, a temple of commerce.A architectural celebration of merchantry.Built of blazing glass and tempered steel.A wonder to behold.Quite nice.No riff-raff here.No refuge for the riff-raff here. Only room...
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Sep.20.2013
Shadow or spotlightNeither promises muchGlaring truth in plain view Chopper blades hummingThumping looming closingHeart valves pounding straining RunningStumblingFallingSweatingScreamingStruggling They finally found meHopes and expectations to the etherThe noose tightens quickly All those thingsI...
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Jul.18.2013
How to Write a Novel…and Not Lose Your Mind in the Process By Tom Lucas   If the title of this post caught your eye, my guess is that at some point you have said: “I’m going to write a book someday.” Or perhaps: “I want to write a book.” And even better yet? “I’m working on a book.”  As...
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Jul.10.2013
Hmm, feels weird to write a headline in the third person, but the Internet gnomes told me that it is good for SEO to do so. So, a little sprinkle of happy dust on my head today that I’d just like to share. I’m featured in an article in the current (September) issue of Writer’s Digest. The...
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May.31.2013
So here’s the back-story on this week’s post. Years ago, I was an Editor/Writer for The South End, Wayne State University’s student newspaper. Unlike many college papers, ours was a M-F daily. As the Entertainment Editor, I had a small staff of writers and a daily quota to fill. My writers always...
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May.23.2013
GIVEAWAY ALERT!!!   Enjoy the surreal and satirical? How about science fiction?  This Goodreads giveaway just might be for you.   I'm giving away 10 copies of Leather to the Corinthians via Goodreads. Please share!  Enter here: http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/53881-...
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May.17.2013
  Flashback Fridays! I'm very much enjoying ruffling through the old crate of notebooks. These poems are better than a journal. Less minutiae, more emotional memory. This one goes back to late undergrad and speaks of a young man who is having a hard time wrangling someone he cares about. Poor...
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Apr.26.2013
  If I must do something It might as well be this I enjoy it mostly It helps iron the wrinkles   I could write my own ticket Open my own doors Kick life in the teeth   With these words or others.    
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Apr.19.2013
  Hey folks, Hard to believe it’s almost the end of April. I’ve been so busy (in a good way) that I haven’t noticed the days flying off the old wall calendar. In fact, I have just realized that I have been blogging for just over a year now. How could I forget my own blogiversary? Bad blogger!...
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