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 creative mind never sleeps.  A creative soul is forever restless. – BLR, 5/13/15


Art is about bringing together disparate souls that would otherwise not ever come in contact with one another. It is in that instance that we all become a little less alone. – BLR, 7/28/2015


. . . the arts are a great coping tool for the many things that ail us. Art can be good for daily stress, mental health,...

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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

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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.”
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“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.”
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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.”
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