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Patrick Kilgallon

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Patrick Kilgallon was born in a suburban town and lived the suburban life of the post industrial blahs. If you think you had a horrible childhood, just think of him riding the tiny special van to school everyday from age six to twelve. There, now you feel better about yours?

He, even at age forty seven, can't play suicide without missing the rubber ball after it bounces from the wall, squealing in terror as he runs for the wall, and flailing his hands behind him to prevent the sting of the thrown rubber ball. Which means he is doomed to stand against the wall and withstand rubber balls at 50 to 60 miles an hour, usually aimed for his testicles.

He is however good at Dodge Ball, a fine game that rewards avoiding injuries.

He is trying to eat
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Failure

I was watching Bert Kreischer, The Cabin on Netflix. He said something very significant during his conversation with Caitlyn Jenner. They were talking about failure and how they learnt more from failure. He said, try 1000 times, and if that doesn’t work, try it again for the 1001st time.
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The old that is strong does not wither,
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From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
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message 6: by Aloha

Aloha I looked up Ghostwritten. It looks like an amazing book that's right up my alley. Thanks, Patrick!


message 5: by Aloha

Aloha Hi Patrick, thanks for the friend invite! I have not read Ghostwritten by David Mitchell, but I will add your recommendation. It sounds like a book I would be interested in.


message 4: by David

David Simpson Hi Patrick,
Thanks for the add!


Patrick Meghan wrote: "Patrick, thanks for the advice and Support. About self publishing. I didn't even know that could be an option. But thanks for warning me not to do it. Being only 15 makes this thing a little bit sc..."

Yeah, just do not give up but at the same time, don't write for money or fame. Most writers write to tell themselves what to think. And be sure to study that elements of style. And rewrite, rewrite, rewrite.


message 2: by Meghan (last edited Aug 26, 2009 02:17PM)

Meghan Patrick, thanks for the advice and Support. About self publishing. I didn't even know that could be an option. But thanks for warning me not to do it. Being only 15 makes this thing a little bit scary at times.


Bradley Self-publishing is not the end of the road but merely the beginning. =)

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