Caleb J. Ross

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My fiction and nonfiction has appeared widely, both online and in print. I am the author of five books of fiction. I am a co-host of Masters of Unlocking: a Different Kind of Video Game Podcast.

I am also the creator of Burning Books, a YouTube channel about video games and books.

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“Maybe universal nostalgia doesn't exist. Maybe each of us carries our own personal version of the better times. It's at about twnety-two years that we all begin to think of our childhood as the good ol' days and everything afterwards exists as a slow-motion face plant. The fall continues, through marriage, through career building, through parenthood, through old age, until we finally touch nose to ground. At twenty-two years old, I've just started, but I think I can already smell my own grave.”
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“I started the first drafts of the book during my sophomore year of college. I wasn’t thinking at all about kids at the time. But I was thinking. A lot. About everything. I wish I could capture that head-space again; everything meant something to me in college. Every leaf, every sound, every lecture, every textbook. It’s like I was on drugs, 24/7. I am glad I was able to pair that ceaseless pondering with plenty of time to write. What came of that time was the first draft of the novel, a lengthy, unnecessarily angst-driven pile of crap. Years later, with Zoloft, I approached the novel with a more level head, and came away with a much, much better novel. My advice to writers, I suppose, is write your novel when you feel like shit; edit when you feel great.”
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“Maybe universal nostalgia doesn't exist. Maybe each of us carries our own personal version of the better times. It's at about twnety-two years that we all begin to think of our childhood as the good ol' days and everything afterwards exists as a slow-motion face plant. The fall continues, through marriage, through career building, through parenthood, through old age, until we finally touch nose to ground. At twenty-two years old, I've just started, but I think I can already smell my own grave.”
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“I started the first drafts of the book during my sophomore year of college. I wasn’t thinking at all about kids at the time. But I was thinking. A lot. About everything. I wish I could capture that head-space again; everything meant something to me in college. Every leaf, every sound, every lecture, every textbook. It’s like I was on drugs, 24/7. I am glad I was able to pair that ceaseless pondering with plenty of time to write. What came of that time was the first draft of the novel, a lengthy, unnecessarily angst-driven pile of crap. Years later, with Zoloft, I approached the novel with a more level head, and came away with a much, much better novel. My advice to writers, I suppose, is write your novel when you feel like shit; edit when you feel great.”
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Caleb Ross Nuria wrote: "Just finished your book Stranger Will. I think I will need time to meditate in order to make justice to the book with my thoughts in the video... It may take time but I promise I'll post it"

No hurries. I'm just glad you read it. Thanks!


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Núria Costa Just finished your book Stranger Will. I think I will need time to meditate in order to make justice to the book with my thoughts in the video... It may take time but I promise I'll post it


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Caleb Ross Tansy wrote: "Just got your book Caleb!"

Nice. I hope you like it. I'm jealous of the book; I've never been to Australia.


message 8: by Tansy

Tansy Just got your book Caleb!


Michael Smith Thanks, Caleb!


message 6: by Simon

Simon Thanks for looking me up, Caleb.


Robert Yeah, Pear Noir! is a really great publication. Hope you liked the story, and thanks for finding me here!


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Caleb Ross Laura wrote: "And apparently you{re a Borges fan?

Wrote my college thesis on "The South"! It{s a good one, that collection in general is pretty remarkable...definitely look into it if you haven{t already!"

Yes, I am constantly blown away by Borges. I have his collected stories, so I should read The South collection with some focus. Thanks for the lead!



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Laura And apparently you{re a Borges fan?

Wrote my college thesis on "The South"! It{s a good one, that collection in general is pretty remarkable...definitely look into it if you haven{t already!


message 2: by Laura

Laura Why hello there,

Have not yet gotten around to other Saramago. Although I intend to completely...books down here in Ecuador are EXPENSIVE and tough to come by. But Baltasar & Blimunda has come pretty highly recommended, if I remember correctly.

Let me know if you come across a particularly good one! Happy Holidays!


message 1: by miaaa

miaaa hello caleb,
yes saramago is simply awesome. I borrowed the double from a good friend unfortunately I haven't read it yet. next month probably :D


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