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Doug Shear

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in Miami, The United States
February 10




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January 2012


I am a writer who started performing when I realized some of my work sounded like a stand up comedy act.

So I went to an open mic and performed in front of about 30 people at a bar far far away from my home called Stage 84. People loved it!

I performed again a week later at another open mic. People hated it!

Since then I have had a few successes and many bombs. But my last performance, at Lip Service Stories at the Actor’s Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, in Coral Gables, in front of 300 plus people, was a huge success.

You can watch it at my website , or my youtube channel nitro&glycerin

But I’m not really a performer. I’ve written short stories (some published), novels, screenplays and stageplays.

My stage play “Saint Peter at the Gate

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“Crashing from love is worse than crashing from pot, or LSD, or going cold turkey from heroin. Nobody should be allowed to do love. Love should be illegal.”
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“What’s Karma?” he asks. “You know, what goes around, comes around. You do bad stuff and bad stuff happens to you.” “Hell, fuck that. I don’t want Karma. I’m a Christian. I got forgiveness.”
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“There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”
W. Somerset Maugham

“Brevity is the soul of lingerie.”
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“I don’t want to fade away, I want to flame away - I want my death to be an attraction, a spectacle, a mystery. A work of art.”
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message 3: by Dale (last edited Jul 19, 2014 12:24PM)

Dale Thele Doug, thank you for the Goodreads friend connect.
Wishing you the very best!

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Doug Shear Well, so far that makes me very happy!

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Kara So far, I am thoroughly enjoying American Karma!

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