Miles Watson

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Miles Watson was born in Evanston, Illinois. The son of a prominent Chicago journalist, he took an early interest in writing and published his first short story at 17. He holds undergraduate degrees in Criminal Justice and History and served as a law enforcement officer for nearly ten years before moving to Los Angeles, where he worked on television shows like HEROES, CSI: NEW YORK, TRUE BLOOD, THE WALKING DEAD and THE ORVILLE. He has also worked extensively in video games, including many of the most popular titles such as CALL OF DUTY. A martial artist since his teens, he holds a black belt in White Tiger Taekwondo. In 2012 he graduated from Seton Hill University with an Master of Fine Arts in Writing Popular Fiction, and was the recipient ...more

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Miles Watson She wanted to sing, to dance, to live, to laugh, to love; to be bold and brave and full of brio; to strut and fret and take the world by storm.

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She wanted to sing, to dance, to live, to laugh, to love; to be bold and brave and full of brio; to strut and fret and take the world by storm.

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Miles Watson I was way behind on my reading list this year, but then -- drum roll -- I started working again. Not writing-working; my Hollywood job. When you're on…moreI was way behind on my reading list this year, but then -- drum roll -- I started working again. Not writing-working; my Hollywood job. When you're on set, there is plenty of downtime and I'm burning through the large and dusty stack of secondhand books I bought late last year. This year I intend on reading more non-fiction: memoirs of soldiers from the Civil and Revolutionary wars, combat journalism from WW2, that sort of thing. Also some biographies -- I'm partial to actor's biographies of late. To switch things up, I intend to read the vast collection of novels put out in the DUNE series since Frank Herbert's death. I've just started PAUL OF DUNE, and while the writing style is simple bordering on simplistic, the story is good. But truly, I never stick to any list. I just go where curiosity takes me.

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Writing Life; or, I Live Rent Free in My Own Head

"It dawns on me that being published is secondary to the act of writing, so after the fact and unncessary...except for the pleasure of the possible reader."
-- Michael Moriarty

J.K. Rowling once made the acidic observation that few people respect or even understand the writing process. When she was still working on the “Harry Potter” series, she was often dragged into interminable meetings with... Read more of this blog post »
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Had I realized this is a book written more or less for young adults, I'd probably not have bought it at the Monocacy Battlefield gift shop as I did. However, having read it, I'm glad I did. Lew Wallace led a long and illustrious life and it never hur ...more
Cage Life by Miles Watson
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“The course she was on was as fixed and unalterable as the trajectory of a bullet, but you could see she did not believe that. No one in the life ever believed it. They saw a dozen, a hundred, a thousand people precede them into the trap, saw how unvarying and pitiless the end was, and with all that fresh in their minds they did the same, of their own free will.”
Miles Watson, Cage Life

“It wasn’t fair, but maybe Tommy was right on that score. Maybe a man didn’t have no right to ask for fair. Maybe a man made fair for himself.”
Miles Watson, Pleas and Thank Yous

“It is no easy thing to be in your mid-twenties and realize that, holy shit, this is it, this is as good as it gets, and from here it's all downhill, the fun's over, the hijinks have jinked their last, nothing lies ahead but drudgery and toil and a sagging belly and death. It's harder yet when a stupid bitch, a numbfuck cunt, one of those horrible sweet-smelling OMG types who wouldn't talk to you in high school and sure as fuck won't talk to you now, takes position on your elbow with a cell phone jammed into her cheek, yammering away. Because who wants to listen to the stream of shit coming out of her mouth? Gossip about friends. Gossip about enemies. Gossip about celebrities. Gossip about gossip. Not a thought in her head. Not a fact. Nothing of interest. Nothing of worth. Just an avalanche of verbal rubbish. The Patriots took on the Redcoats, the Blue fought the Gray, the National Guard stormed the beaches of Normandy, so this submoronic cretin could stand here in her designer boots and talk about what happened at the club last night.”
Miles Watson, A Fever In The Blood

“New York, I thought, was a city defined by its flaws. In every possible way, its virtues were overwhelmed by its vices, as Jekyll was by Hyde. Yet it was these very vices that gave the city its character - like tar in an oak barrel lending its flavor to Scotch.”
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“I thought fleetingly of Anne, how the faces changed but the act was always the same, the need was always the same, no one drew a line between the sex you bought and the love you made, and your body could not tell the difference.”
Miles Watson, Cage Life

“Kraut was a stand-up guy in the old tradition, in a strange way reminiscent of my father in his steadfast refusal to abandon a position once he had taken it. It was a quality I lacked, and so admired in others when they weren't using it to beat me to the canvas or break my heart.”
Miles Watson, Cage Life

“The course she was on was as fixed and unalterable as the trajectory of a bullet, but you could see she did not believe that. No one in the life ever believed it. They saw a dozen, a hundred, a thousand people precede them into the trap, saw how unvarying and pitiless the end was, and with all that fresh in their minds they did the same, of their own free will.”
Miles Watson, Cage Life

“He looked like an idol consecrated to the gods of arrogance. Damned if I would bow.”
Miles Watson, Cage Life




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