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Hi There,

My name is Pete. I read a lot, and I try to write and do a lot of other things as well.

A friend wrote a nice bio all about lil ol me. You can find it here

If you like the funny side, you can check out my web site for near-daily posts and frequent podcasts. It's all madness, all in the name of fun. helpfulsnowman.com

If you're on the more serious side, try my on-going fiction project, Pete's Unsent Love Letters

If none of that is for you, then...I don't know what else to say. I hope your day is horrid :)


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Peter Derk This has to be the most common question for writers, right?

I think my answer is that if you have writer's block, get some more irons in the fire. If…more
This has to be the most common question for writers, right?

I think my answer is that if you have writer's block, get some more irons in the fire. If you're blocked on your novel, write a humor blog. Edit a non-fiction piece. Work up a short something you've been thinking about. Take out an index card and write a story on it sometime during the day.
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Peter Derk Stop aspiring and start writing. I know, that's really easy. But all that stuff, reading about writing, reading advice, taking classes - look, all the…moreStop aspiring and start writing. I know, that's really easy. But all that stuff, reading about writing, reading advice, taking classes - look, all the verbs there, none of them are "write."

Oh, and finish stuff. Start something, and then finish it. You learn a lot more from finishing something than you do from starting something new every time you run low on steam.(less)
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Barehanded: poems
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Tough Shoot: a short essay
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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The First of Me
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Origins
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Hey Ya'll,

I made up my own reading challenge for 2015. And then hand-drew a real shitty checklist.

You can get it here.

http://www.helpfulsnowman.com/?p=6634
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Chuck Palahniuk
“Game shows are designed to make us feel better about the random, useless facts that are all we have left of our education.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

Max Brooks
“Remember; no matter how desperate the situation seems, time spent
thinking clearly is never time wasted.”
Max Brooks, The Zombie Survival Guide

Haruki Murakami
“Why do people have to be this lonely? What's the point of it all? Millions of people in this world, all of them yearning, looking to others to satisfy them, yet isolating themselves. Why? Was the earth put here just to nourish human loneliness?”
Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart

George Saunders
“Fuck concepts. Don't be afraid to be confused. Try to remain permanently confused. Anything is possible. Stay open, forever, so open it hurts, and then open up some more, until the day you die, world without end, amen.”
George Saunders

Denis Johnson
“All these weirdos, and me getting a little better every day right in the midst of them. I had never known, never even imagined for a heartbeat, that there might be a place for people like us.”
Denis Johnson, Jesus' Son

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Graham Parke Hey, good to have you aboard ;)


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