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D. Michael Hardy

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D. Michael Hardy is a writer of dark, literary fiction and poetry. Born in Maryland, he grew up in the Tampa Bay area of Florida and has been a regular patron of The Castle and other night clubs in Ybor City since 1999. He has also lived in Los Angeles, California off and on over the years.
His influences include Bret Easton Ellis, Charles Bukowski, Jerry Stahl, Jay McInerney, and Joe McGinniss Jr. He studied creative writing at St Petersburg College and has written a screenplay and numerous short stories and poetry, and is currently working on his first novel.
He is also a distant cousin of the late F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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D. Michael Hardy Listening to music helps, and I often will put on something that reflects the theme of whatever I'm working on, pour a drink, and pace around my house…moreListening to music helps, and I often will put on something that reflects the theme of whatever I'm working on, pour a drink, and pace around my house to work out whatever's got me stuck. Also, I like to go for long walks or bike rides to clear my head.(less)
D. Michael Hardy Being able to get out of your own head and into the head of your characters and your story is like nothing else in the world, except maybe reading, wh…moreBeing able to get out of your own head and into the head of your characters and your story is like nothing else in the world, except maybe reading, which is a close second. When your own life feels out of control, at least you know you can control the world you're creating. That's what I love.(less)
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Inspiration for the New Novel

In 2009, my fiancé (and best friend since 2003) and I ended our relationship.

There was a lot of drama, and tears, and about a year of silence between us, but ultimately we were able to move past it all and rekindle our friendship. By then, she had another boyfriend, I had another girlfriend, and life had resumed its usual rhythm. But during our tumultuous break-up and the few dark months that fol Read more of this blog post »
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“We are all damaged, broken creatures, searching for love, acceptance, understanding, in a world that has no patience or tolerance for beautiful things.”
D. Michael Hardy, Pain and Longing: Poetry and Photography

“Nights I stay up writing about you, wondering where you've gone, my heart doesn't understand your absence, I do my best to reassure, but its erratic beating tells me it doesn't believe my lies.”
D. Michael Hardy, Pain and Longing: Poetry and Photography

“Sometimes writing can take you to such dark places it can be nearly impossible to come back from; a part of you is left there, in the words you've bled onto paper, in the emotions you've let loose upon the page, and eventually, the world.”
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“A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.”
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“Night is not something to endure until dawn. It is an element, like wind or fire. Darkness is its own kingdom; it moves to its own laws, and many living things dwell in it.”
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“Writing fiction can be a dangerous game...people will read your work and assume they know you...how you think, how you feel, how you live...they'll develop all kinds of misconceptions about you...but then again, they may be right.”
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“Every love story is a tragedy, in the end, but that's what makes them so beautiful, so cherished in the minds and hearts of those who remember them.”
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“All we can do is move forward, against all odds, into the uncertain future. The past is over, the doors are closed; there's nothing left back there but sentimental ghosts.”
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