Seven Crowns

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I've accidentally started a novel. I didn't mean to, but when I added one line, it seemed inevitable. I need to consider my options . . . Mar 3, 2021 at 5:22 PM

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    Favorite Writers:
    I wish Junot Diaz and Nathan Ballingrud would write more. They would be leading the list but they don't have much volume. I have no idea why. They need more novels. I wish they'd put one out every year.

    I plan on reading everything by Karen Russel and Kevin Wilson. I like their strange humor.

    Dan Simmons is a genius.

    I'm also a fan of John Barth, John Updike, Abe Kobo (depends on translation), Borges, Stephen Graham Jones, Paolo Bacigalupi.
    Favorite Books:
    A Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole)
    Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (Patrick Suskind)
    Rabbit, at Rest (John Updike)
    The Nickel Boys (Colson Whitehead)
    Fight Club (Chuck Palahniuk)
    The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
    North American Lake Monsters (Nathan Ballingrud)
    Entropy in Bloom (Jeremy Robert Johnson)
    The Books of Blood (Clive Barker)
    The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Junot Diaz)
    The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
    The Art of Disposal (John Prindle)
    Eisenhorn (Dan Abnett)
    Primary Genre:
    I write a lot and like to edit too. I've been published many times. There's about 600,000 words worth of my short stories out there, but I have to count reprints and best-of's to get the number up so high, so maybe that's an exaggeration somewhat. (haha) Lately it's been easier for me to get pro sales. I guess I've reached an epiphany of sorts about what publishers want.

    I think I finally have enough experience to pull off novels. I'm hoping to make a name for myself, because let's face it, short stories aren't that visible in the marketplace.

    I try not to be too specific about my name and publications because I don't want to sabotage myself on a forum. We live in a very dangerous age.

    I believe in total freedom of story.


    These days my avatar is Shiina Ringo. I love that her music is all her own. She's a compositional genius and is my favorite musician of recent years. I listen to her every day.

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