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Kristopher Albert Kelly grew up in a small mill town forty miles north of Bangor, Maine. When he started reading seriously in fourth grade, he started with the works of Stephen King. His writing has appeared in The Harvard Advocate and on McSweeney's Internet Tendency.

He lives in New York City, where he works as a librarian.


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Kristopher Kelly If I'm truly stuck, I shift my goal from trying to write something amazing to writing something totally stupid and horrible. It's usually enough to…moreIf I'm truly stuck, I shift my goal from trying to write something amazing to writing something totally stupid and horrible. It's usually enough to get the truck out of the mud. If that doesn't work, I pick up another book and read until another idea hits me and my fingers start to burn. (less)
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You might think it’s all about self-promotion, but I think you’re wrong. Of course, I could be wrong about THAT, but, you know… it’s like they say in my hometown: “hard tellin’, no knowin’.”


Here’s what I think, in case it matters and has a chance of being convincing: writing is, at the end of the day, a social activity. As far as I know, it was Dean Koontz who first put the thought in my head t...

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Was love then like a bag of assorted sweets passed around from which one might choose more than once? Some might sting the tongue, some invoke night perfume. Some had centers as bitter as gall, some blended honey and poison, some were quickly swallowed. And among the common bull's-eyes and peppermints a few rare ones; one or two with deadly needles at the heart, another that brought clam and gentle pleasure. Were his fingers closing on that one?Annie Proulx
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Terry Pratchett
“Give a man a fire and he's warm for a day, but set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his life.”
Terry Pratchett, Jingo

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“The first draft of anything is shit.”
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“Just because I'm a librarian doesn't mean I'm at all tame.”
James Turner, Rex Libris, Volume I: I, Librarian

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“Was love then like a bag of assorted sweets passed around from which one might choose more than once? Some might sting the tongue, some invoke night perfume. Some had centers as bitter as gall, some blended honey and poison, some were quickly swallowed. And among the common bull's-eyes and peppermints a few rare ones; one or two with deadly needles at the heart, another that brought clam and gentle pleasure. Were his fingers closing on that one?”
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