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Brandon L. Rucker

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I rock. I read. I write (SOMETIMES ALL AT THE SAME TIME.)

Writer, musician and former editor Brandon L. Rucker who hails from Indiana, USA where the summers are humid and the winters were increasingly unbearable. Armed with grammar, diction and a strong sense of rhythm and melody, he is at-large and potentially dangerous. Be wary.

As a published writer Rucker is the author of over a dozen short stories, half a dozen poems and numerous articles of non-fiction and journalism. He writes a rather motley brand of fiction, dipping in and out of a variety of genres as well as sometimes blending them together. His short fiction and poetry has appeared online at BLINK|INK, LIQUID IMAGINATION and DEAD GUNS PRESS, as well as in small press print antholo
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A bit above my usual average. Actually, that’s a staggering amount of time, really, and time is not free. I need to get my nose out of FB and back into books. Consume and create more art. Read. Write. Rock. That’s mantra. I have a library of books to enjoy. An embarrassing amount of stories to complete. A few albums’ worth of songs to finish and record. Yet I allow myself to be consta

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Average rating: 4.61 · 80 ratings · 4 reviews · 11 distinct works
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All Things Considered

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The Underneath: A Bizarro F...

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Shard: A Bloody Microfiction

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A bit above my usual average. Actually, that’s a staggering amount of time, really, and time is not free. I need to get my nose out of FB and back int Read more of this blog post »
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VESSEL (published in 2019) was a very enjoyable debut novel by Lisa A. Nichols. Her prose is fluid and very efficient (not too much, not too little) and her sense of mystery, suspense and storytelling structure are impressive for a first-time novelis ...more
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"Well that’s not what I expected.

When I was a teenager and young adult I strictly read hard sci fi only. I’ve branched out since then, but still can’t resist any book that has an astronaut on the cover. I’m reading it.

This is a science fiction thrill" Read more of this review »
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"4.5 stars - Incredible. I really loved it.

The perfect amount of science to make it fascinating without having to trudge through an“info-dump” or so technical that you cross into eyes glazed over territory. An incredibly thoughtful and suspenseful nov" Read more of this review »
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VESSEL (published in 2019) was a very enjoyable debut novel by Lisa A. Nichols. Her prose is fluid and very efficient (not too much, not too little) and her sense of mystery, suspense and storytelling structure are impressive for a first-time novelis ...more
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Learn how to finish things. For so long, I would reach a certain point in a story (usually about 30%-50%) and stop, because it got hard and I started to think maybe it was just a bad idea, so I'd move on to the new shiny idea--and wound up with a lot See Lisa’s answer.
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“No writer worthy of being read, and expecting to be read, writes in a vacuum, however. We write with the anticipation of a reading audience, no matter what that number of unsuspecting souls may be.”
Brandon L. Rucker

“You cannot kill a man who is already dead. Instead, you actually immortalize him by continuing to speak his name.”
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“The first thing I check once I’m inside a story is the emotional weather. Is there a storm coming? What’s the temperature, and how powerful are the winds? The difference between walking on water and sliding one’s ass across slick ice is only a matter of degree.”
Bob Thurber

“Remember...
Keystrokes are hammer taps. Get words on paper. Don’t worry about connections, character or plot. Work for an hour. Promise yourself an hour. Do nothing else but move your fingers. Make coarse shapes. Follow any emotion that pops up but never impose emotion, never fake it, and don’t make up your mind or your heart ahead of time. Understand you don’t know what you’re doing. That’s why you’re here. Rough it out. Anything goes. You can decide later what any piece of text looks like, what it might mean. Don’t stop. Don’t question. Don’t quit. Don’t stop to read what you wrote. Move your fingers. You mind will have no other option but to keep up. Remember that writer’s block is merely the cold marble waiting for the chisel to heat up.”
Bob Thurber

“The true value in education is, I think, the way that it teaches us to investigate ourselves and our world. It often forces us to step outside of ourselves and our experiences, and that is an absolutely essential ability for a writer to have.”
Kristen Twardowski

“Writing is a blurred mirror. Sometimes we work harder to see how we are reflected, but often we avert our gaze from the shadowy image.”
Kristen Twardowski

“No writer worthy of being read, and expecting to be read, writes in a vacuum, however. We write with the anticipation of a reading audience, no matter what that number of unsuspecting souls may be.”
Brandon L. Rucker

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