Daniel Clausen

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Daniel has wanted to be a writer ever since he was in elementary school. He has published stories and articles in such magazines as Slipstream, Black Petals, Ken*Again, Aphelion, Spindrift, Zygote in my Coffee, and Leading Edge Science Fiction (and many others).

He has written seven books: The Sage and the Scarecrow (a novel), the Lexical Funk (a short story collection), Reejecttion (short story/ essay collection), ReejecttIIon -- A Number Two, (short story /essay collection), Something to Stem the Diminishing (short story / essay collection), The Underground Novel (a novel / self-help book), and The Ghosts of Nagasaki (a novel).




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Daniel Clausen I don't have writer's block! I have re-writer's block! I love starting new projects, creating new characters, and imagining plots. But re-writing stor…moreI don't have writer's block! I have re-writer's block! I love starting new projects, creating new characters, and imagining plots. But re-writing stories--smoothing out dialogue, re-imagining characters, doing research to fill in holes--this can be as tedious as any job. In fact most day jobs are less tedious and more rewarding than this part of writing. And yet, this kind of work is the difference between so-so writers and great writers. (less)
Daniel Clausen Rumors that I am working on a sequel to my anti-best-selling book "Reejecttion" can neither be confirmed nor denied at this time. If such a book were …moreRumors that I am working on a sequel to my anti-best-selling book "Reejecttion" can neither be confirmed nor denied at this time. If such a book were in the works, I can assure you that 1) I will write each story while chain-smoking cigarettes and threatening literary revolution and death to all heretics! 2) Coolio and Vanilla Ice will collaborate on the title track to the soundtrack (pending a suitable deal with their agents involving payment in Combo snacks) 3) the word "swaga" will make an appearance in Act III Scene ii 4) the girl from Twilight will die at the end of the book somehow, even if it has no logical consistency with the narrative. (less)
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On Polishing, revision, and the trials of finishing

In the end, the whole thing might be mediocre. The short story, the article, the novel--though you want to finish something, though you want to declare victory, there is something in the back of your mind that tells you that if you stop now the project that you thought could have been great will just be plain mediocre or worse—embarrassing.

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The Sage and the Scarecrow (Literature & Fiction)
3 chapters   —   updated Mar 10, 2019 05:21AM
Description: Six months after his father has died from cancer, Pierce finds himself in a state of anxiety and crisis. The book follows Pierce through a journey to find his best friend and the only person he thinks can "cure" him.
Ghosts of Nagasaki--Novel Excerpt (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: One night a foreign business analyst in Tokyo sits down in his spacious high rise apartment and begins typing something. The words pour out and exhaust him. He soon realizes that the words appearing on his laptop are memories of his first days in Nagasaki four years ago. Nagasaki was a place full of spirits, a garrulous Welsh roommate, and a lingering mystery. Somehow he must finish the story of four years ago--a story that involves a young Japanese girl, the ghost of a dead Japanese writer, and a mysterious island. He must solve this mystery while maneuvering the hazards of middle management, a cruel Japanese samurai, and his own knowledge that if he doesn't solve this mystery soon his heart will transform into a ball of steel, crushing his soul forever. Though he wants to give up his writing, though he wants to let the past rest, within his compulsive writing lies the key to his salvation.
Something to Stem the Diminishing (Literature & Fiction)
3 chapters   —   updated May 23, 2015 09:52AM
Description: In a hotel room in Tokyo, a wife finds her husband bleeding to death after an earthquake. As the horrible man bleeds on the floor, she debates whether to save him or let him die. On a small island off Nagasaki, a writer makes his way through a town that is slowly fading away. In a small town in South Florida, an young orphan decides to leave the monsters in his home for the monsters in the wilderness. In an office in downtown, a man finds himself tormented by a boss who insists on being a great guy, even as he micromanages the life out of his employees. What are these stories and essays? Something revolutionary or something to stem the diminishing?
Lester Goran’s Last Song: A Sentimental Book Review of “Bing Crosby’s Last Song.” (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: This is a sentimental book review of my writing professor's last book. The book review takes place mostly in a bar with me talking with Lester Goran's ghost.
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“Let the bullshitters have their bullshit. You and me, we have lives to live. And once you open your mouth to respond to their bullshit--well, that's when you're knee-deep in it.”
Daniel Clausen, The Ghosts of Nagasaki

“Sometimes I think if we didn’t have these problems the whole world would stop spinning on her axis, we’d all stop spinning on our axises, axes, or whatever you want to call them, and then we’d have to settle into the nasty business of finding a way to be happy.”
Daniel Clausen, Ghosts of Nagasaki: Silence

“You gotta beware of the utopian train of thought, mate. That's usually the first step towards fascism.”
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“Sometimes I think if we didn’t have these problems the whole world would stop spinning on her axis, we’d all stop spinning on our axises, axes, or whatever you want to call them, and then we’d have to settle into the nasty business of finding a way to be happy.”
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“It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.”
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“Somewhere, far, far away, there's a shitty island. An island without a name. An island not worth giving a name. A shitty island with a shitty shape. On this shitty island grow palm trees that also have shitty shapes. And the palm trees produce coconuts that give off a shitty smell. Shitty monkeys live in the trees, and they love to eat these shitty-smelling coconuts, after which they shit the world's foulest shit. The shit falls on the ground and builds up shitty mounds, making the shitty palm trees that grown on them even shittier. It's an endless cycle.”
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“Listen, three eyes," he said, "don't you try to outweird me, I get stranger things than you free with my breakfast cereal.”
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“They warn us when we're kids that we're going to have to suffer, but they neglect to mention the indignity. What self-respecting fetus, if shown its future as a proctology patient, boot-camp recruit, or game show contestant, would still elect to be born?”
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message 81: by Eric

Eric Jay Sonnenschein Hi Daniel,
I've noticed from your reviews that you and I share an interest in philosophy and speculative ideas, fictions and essays.

I would like to discuss books with you in more detail. Here is my email address:

Ericsonnenschein@gmail.com.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Eric


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Daniel Clausen Donna wrote: "Thank you Daniel for becoming a friend on Goodreads. I am glad to meet you here."

Thanks Donna. I can't wait to check out some of your reviews.


message 79: by Donna

Donna Thank you Daniel for becoming a friend on Goodreads. I am glad to meet you here.


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Daniel Clausen Mehsi wrote: "Thank you for the friend request. As for what book I would bring with me? Either Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell or a book by Gina Damico or Lemony Snicket (can't decide)."

Cool! I might also like to bring Don Quixote with me -- just because it's such a long story and I can read many of the adventures over and over again.


message 77: by Mehsi

Mehsi Thank you for the friend request. As for what book I would bring with me? Either Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell or a book by Gina Damico or Lemony Snicket (can't decide).


message 76: by Daniel

Daniel Clausen Luís wrote: "Thanks for the invite, Daniel!"

You're welcome, Luis.


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Daniel Clausen cindy wrote: "Thankyou for the friend request! Haha, Harry Potter is very close to my heart so I think it definitely deserves 5 stars :))) And the other book you mentioned seems really interesting too

Happy rea..."


Nice Cindy! I try to put a little extra into my book reviews, so check them out if you like. You might also want to try out a blog post entitled - Mr. Clausen and the Half-Explained Harry Potter Addiction.

https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog...


message 74: by cindy

cindy Thankyou for the friend request! Haha, Harry Potter is very close to my heart so I think it definitely deserves 5 stars :))) And the other book you mentioned seems really interesting too

Happy reading!!


message 73: by Daniel

Daniel Clausen Thomas wrote: "Thank you for your friend request, Daniel! Looking forward to sharing thoughts on books with you in the future. :)"

Hey Thomas, great! And the future is now!

I'm reading a great book called "Seeing Like a State" -- the message is fantastic, and it's a great book for budding thinkers. But I recommend only reading the first two chapters if you want to get the idea. Otherwise, things get a bit repetitive. What are you reading?


message 72: by Thomas

Thomas Thank you for your friend request, Daniel! Looking forward to sharing thoughts on books with you in the future. :)


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Daniel Clausen Erin wrote: "Thanks for the friend request."

Thanks for accepting, Erin. I look forward to reading your reviews.


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Erin Thanks for the friend request.


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Daniel Clausen Henz wrote: " "I believe in the myth of Sisyphus -- we are doomed to keep rolling the same boulder up the same hill and hope that it doesn't come rolling back down. The question is -- can we find meaning in the..."

Thanks Henz...it has applications to writing, life, love...


message 68: by Henz

Henz "I believe in the myth of Sisyphus -- we are doomed to keep rolling the same boulder up the same hill and hope that it doesn't come rolling back down. The question is -- can we find meaning in the labor? "

oh man this is deep! I love your answer! ^^


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Daniel Clausen Majenta wrote: "Hello, Daniel! I just wanted to let you know that I finished GHOSTS OF NAGASAKI, but by no means has it finished with me. Review to follow...at some point. Just can't put the words together. Have y..."

Hey Majenta, no, I've never ready the book. I'll check it out on goodreads. Thank you so much for reading the book. It means a great deal to me. To think that just four short years ago I didn't think anyone would ever read the book. So, yes, every reader is a triumph!


message 66: by Majenta

Majenta Hello, Daniel! I just wanted to let you know that I finished GHOSTS OF NAGASAKI, but by no means has it finished with me. Review to follow...at some point. Just can't put the words together. Have you ever read MR. WAS by Pete Hautman? (it's a YA)
Have a good day and weekend. Thank you so much for GHOSTS OF NAGASAKI and everything that went into it! A triumph for you.
Best wishes from Majenta


message 65: by Daniel

Daniel Clausen Majenta wrote: "Good evening, Daniel! I'm at 67%! It is reeeeeaaaaallllly something else--something WOWWW! I thank you much for inviting me to read it!

Have a good weekend. Happy Memorial Day Weekend. Peace and B..."


Thanks Majenta. I'm glad you're enjoying it. Have a great weekend too.


message 64: by Majenta

Majenta Good evening, Daniel! I'm at 67%! It is reeeeeaaaaallllly something else--something WOWWW! I thank you much for inviting me to read it!

Have a good weekend. Happy Memorial Day Weekend. Peace and Best Wishes from Majenta


message 63: by Daniel

Daniel Clausen Majenta wrote: "Good evening, Daniel! Just wanted to let you know I'm 21% through GHOSTS OF NAGASAKI. Loving your way with words!

Best wishes from Majenta"


Thanks Majenta!


message 62: by Majenta

Majenta Good evening, Daniel! Just wanted to let you know I'm 21% through GHOSTS OF NAGASAKI. Loving your way with words!

Best wishes from Majenta


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Daniel Clausen Melki wrote: "Love the new profile photo!"

Thanks. That's me back when I lived in Edo period Japan. Those were some wacky times.


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Melki Love the new profile photo!


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Daniel Clausen Carol wrote: "Thank you for the offer, I am very interested in reading your collection of stories "Something to Stem the Diminishing". It sounds perfect (life has been a bit bizarre the past two years).
Now ..."


Carol, message coming your way soon.


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Carol Thank you for the offer, I am very interested in reading your collection of stories "Something to Stem the Diminishing". It sounds perfect (life has been a bit bizarre the past two years).
Now I can pick up whatever I want to read whenever I want!
I will write an honest review here on goodreads ASAP. I feel like a little kid - "pick me!" "pick me!" And even if you don't, I still want to thank you for the offer.


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Daniel Clausen Kenzom wrote: "Thanks for the add up, Daniel! I suppose you meant "Seven Years in Tibet" although I wish Harrier would have been lucky enough to spend ten years in Tibet.:D

I found the title of your book, "The ..."


Nice, Kenzom! You can check out the free sample "Red Shoes" right here: https://www.goodreads.com/story/show/...

If you like it, please let me know.


message 56: by Kenzom

Kenzom La Thanks for the add up, Daniel! I suppose you meant "Seven Years in Tibet" although I wish Harrier would have been lucky enough to spend ten years in Tibet.:D

I found the title of your book, "The Ghosts of Nagasaki" intriguing. Looking forward to read it sometime soon.


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Daniel Clausen Ann-Marie wrote: "Thanks for the friend request and for liking my review. Always glad to meet new friends."

Thank you, Ann-Marie. I love talking with other comic book lovers on Goodreads.


Ann-Marie Thanks for the friend request and for liking my review. Always glad to meet new friends.


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Daniel Clausen Katrina (Kindred Dreamheart) wrote: "Thanks so much for friending me! *checking out that "Lexical Funk" preview now*"

That makes me happy.


message 52: by Kat

Kat Thanks so much for friending me! *checking out that "Lexical Funk" preview now*


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Daniel Clausen Thanks James. If for some reason you don't win a copy, there is an extensive preview of the book on GR.

James wrote: "Thank you for the friend request.

You're book 'The Lexical Funk' looks very intriguing! I can't wait to read through it all, keep up the good work! After that I'll have definitely have to be on ..."



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James Thank you for the friend request.

You're book 'The Lexical Funk' looks very intriguing! I can't wait to read through it all, keep up the good work! After that I'll have definitely have to be on the lookout for 'Ghosts of Nagasaki'.


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Daniel Clausen Amanda wrote: "Thanks for the friend request.
i am posting to let you know that you've successfully answered my challenge question :D"


Arrrr, there be pieces of eight to be had through digital friendship, arrrrghhhh.

How was that?
:)


 Amanda Thanks for the friend request.
i am posting to let you know that you've successfully answered my challenge question :D


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Daniel Clausen Aerin wrote: "Thanks for the add, it's nice to meet you - we've got the same birthday. :)"

Hey Aerin, I love it. It's these happy coincidences that make me think life is not as random as it first appears. If you know of any indy GR writers that are deserving of exposure, let me know. I love finding new authors, especially if they are active on GR.


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Daniel Clausen Ajeng wrote: "We're friends! Hello from an Indonesian living in The Netherlands :)"

Ajeng, Hello from an American living in Japan. I've always wanted to visit Indonesia some day. I can't to see more of your reviews and chat with you more on GR.


message 45: by Ajeng

Ajeng We're friends! Hello from an Indonesian living in The Netherlands :)


message 44: by Aerin

Aerin Thanks for the add, it's nice to meet you - we've got the same birthday. :)


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Daniel Clausen Shawnee wrote: "Hi Daniel,
You asked my opinion on You Shall Know Our Velocity. First you should know I listened to it on audio- which can sometimes have an affect on the experience. However, my opinion is that i..."


Well, I think that's about all you could ask for from a Dave Eggers book, I suppose. I'll add the book to my to-read list. But I think I may consider reading What is the What first. Cheers on the recommendation Shawnee.


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Daniel Clausen Aloha wrote: "Hi Daniel, thank you for the friending! I heard a lot about PKD's VALIS, which is supposed to be autobiographical."

Aloha, I read VALIS at a time when I needed a novel to be earth-shaking. The book did not disappoint. I don't want to give anything away, but yes, PKD puts himself in the book. I think if you read the first chapter, you'll be hooked like I was. Alas, I have not ready much PKD lately. For some reason, I've been hooked on reading business management books--I'm not sure how that came about.


message 41: by Aloha

Aloha Hi Daniel, thank you for the friending! I heard a lot about PKD's VALIS, which is supposed to be autobiographical.


message 40: by Shawnee

Shawnee Hi Daniel,
You asked my opinion on You Shall Know Our Velocity. First you should know I listened to it on audio- which can sometimes have an affect on the experience. However, my opinion is that in this case it probably wouldn't. I enjoy Eggers because of his quirkyness and I found myself laughing out loud a few times while listening to this book. However, there were times that I was a bit lost when the main character would have an internal conversation with himself- they tended to come up randomly and out of the blue. I also found the ending to be quite strange. Of course I have to remember this is Eggers,right? My conclusion, I think it is worth the read, it's just to funny and wierd to pass up. I enjoyed Heartbreaking Work more but if you enjoy Eggers then give Velocity a try.


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Cheryl Landmark Daniel wrote: "Cheryl wrote: "Thanks for the friend request, Daniel."

You're welcome. I'd love to exchange notes on book promotion sometime if you're up for it. I'm in the middle of writing a marketing plan for ..."


That would be great. I'm still relatively new at this publishing game so I'm not sure how much help I can be at giving promotion tips. But, we can certainly exchange notes.


message 38: by Daniel

Daniel Clausen Cheryl wrote: "Thanks for the friend request, Daniel."

You're welcome. I'd love to exchange notes on book promotion sometime if you're up for it. I'm in the middle of writing a marketing plan for my next book right now.


message 37: by Cheryl

Cheryl Landmark Thanks for the friend request, Daniel.


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Daniel Clausen Southern Fried Britt wrote: "Yes, it is a picture of Daria! I love her to pieces. Hi, Daniel! For some reason, your name sounds so familiar."

Entirely possible that we've met either in this universe or in another. Maybe another discussion board, or perhaps on Librarything.


Brittomart Yes, it is a picture of Daria! I love her to pieces. Hi, Daniel! For some reason, your name sounds so familiar.


message 34: by Daniel

Daniel Clausen Travis wrote: "In response to your question, I've been meaning to read Valis for an eternity now. I currently have a huge book pile to tackle once I'm done writing something, and Valis is among it. So soon, very ..."

From what I can tell, it's not one of the obvious Dick classics. But when I read it, it absolutely knocked my socks off.


message 33: by Daniel

Daniel Clausen Thanks Lukacs, that sounds like an interesting volume. Edward Newman has some interesting ideas about the Critical Security Studies versus Human Security debate that he wrote down in his ISA summary on the topic. You can find it on the ISA website if you're a member.


message 32: by Lukáš

Lukáš Yeah, I still have to update a lot of fiction / easy-reading non-fiction stuff and list some more reviews when there's time. I see you are now reading Booth's Theory of World Security. What I like is that it is a kind of an intellectual reflection of a person that's academically been "through it all", although I am not fully convinced with his "grand" security-as-emancipation vision. There will be some interesting debates on this in the recent volume on critical approaches to Human Security edited by Chandler and Hynek, since I know both of those guys, recommended for later...


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