There are two theories of thought when it comes to answering the question “when can I consider myself a writer.” The first theory is that you become a writer when you feel so compelled to tell a story that you begin typing a narrative; the other theory is that you become a writer when you present your work for public consumption. Whether or not you get paid to be a writer is a different case entirely. The short answer is: you are a writer when you feel like you feel like a writer. Continue reading “Get Busy Livin’ or Get Busy Dyin’: Encouragement for People Who Want to Be Writers.”
Have you heard? Broken Promise Records hit electronic store shelves this week! Buy a copy, and talk to me about it!
The process of writing Broken Promise Records has been a real experience; it’s an experience that expanses over years, states, cities, and who I am as a whole. When the book began, all I had to work with was an idea, and borrowed time. When the book was finished, I was certain that I wasn’t the guy who started writing the book. Life had happened in between the first words being typed on a Google Doc and the ability to purchase the book. At the very least, I can say that my initial efforts, while seeming insurmountable, did come to fruition. I finished the project, and that’s a huge ordeal for me.
“BPR” is the first writing project of mine that didn’t begin with a written outline, or careful notes. It started with a character that I identified with, in a head space that I had been before, and the common hope that he and I could change existing circumstance. It was a very surreal experience, how some of the characters came together and fell apart. Lori Marshall is a character in the book who kind of told me how her story was going to go.