You Are Not Alone

I’m an aspiring writer who hopes to publish his first novel in the next few months. If you like zombies and the supernatural, then you’ll definitely want to follow me around as I chuck words into my “Fantasy Novel Machine” (FNM).

For a taste of my writing (the official kind, not my rib-tickling blogging style), check out the first page of my current novel:

I’ll be sharing more of my novel as it nears completion, so if you like it, stay tuned! ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m irreverent towards writing “conventions,” and I despise novelists and creative writing professors who treat writing as a science and not an art.

Gaming also takes up a good chunk of my time; though videogame writing hasn’t reached the level of books or movies just yet, they’re getting damned close.

I often think about my survival chances during a zombie apocalypse. When I’m not imagining an undead horde shambling down the boulevard that runs across my apartment building, I’m wondering how much a bite from a zombie would hurt.

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16 comments on “You Are Not Alone

  1. I agree with you on following “conventions”. The best advise I read appeared in last Saturday’s Wall Street Journal in the “Word Craft” byline. The author advised writers to follow one rule that is not to follow rules. One gets so involved in following the rules that creativity gets a back seat.

  2. Hi and thanks for liking my blog. I do love scary movies, to be honest though, dont think I’ve read any scary novels yet. Agree with the writing being art bit. Good luck with your novel. Would like to review it someday!

  3. I think creative writing has to be a dual-brain process. First you need a great story, which is the job of the right brain. But then you need good editing, which is the left brain’s job. I’ve read some fiction that was so-so–good story but really needed some surgical work. As a former English teacher and a stickler for spelling, punctuation, and grammar, I find that if the structure is weak, the story is difficult for me to enjoy. Conversely, if the structure is perfect but there isn’t a real story, what’s the point? It takes both sides of the brain to make a great story, in my opinion.

    • I don’t mind at all, Kat! Thank you so much. I’ve been so busy with a few other things that I haven’t given your wonderful tag the time it deserves. I’ll have to take some time out for this. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Hi Mike – – tag you’re it….I’ve taken the 7/7/7 challenge. Share 7 lines (+) from page 7 of a work in progress and tag 7 other writers to do the same… Copy this line and put it in a post called 777 Writer’s Challenge and follow the directions.

  5. I love this. I love your “confessional” writing. Are you too “art” to write about yourself? And is the title of this post to the melody of Michael Jackson’s song “You Are Not Alone?”

  6. First, (as per your note on the page above) I think it’s not so much that the bite from the Zombie would hurt… as that it would turn you into a zombie (right? Isn’t that how it works? I’m not up on zombie-lore.)

    Second, thanks for stopping by today and “liking” my post about the new story that got accepted for publication. I really appreciate your support Mike!


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