Brian Rowe

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Brian Rowe is an author, teacher, book devotee, and film fanatic. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Nevada, Reno, and is represented by Kortney Price at the Corvisiero Agency.

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Happy Birthday to Me (Birth...

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Why You Should Never Compare Your Work with Another Author's

A writer recently asked on Quora the following, and I’m paraphrasing: “I used to love writing fiction, but lately I find myself comparing myself too closely to other, better authors in my genre, and so should I just give up?”

The answer, of course, is no. If you love to write fiction, you should never give up. Giving up is the number one way you can fail as a writer. If you give up, it’s over. If y Read more of this blog post »
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“I turned to Frankie, who looked like he wanted to cry. “Frankie, go faster. And don’t freak out.” “Freak out? Why would I freak out? There’s just a goddamned dinosaur on the car!”
Brian Rowe, Over the Rainbow

“I saw the raptor’s teeth again, this time right outside the open window. I waited for the creature to dart inside and try to peck at my face, but it instead leaped to the windshield. “Oh my God!” Frankie yelled. “What do I do? I can't see!” “Wait a second!” I shouted. I jerked my head around. “Mr. Balm? Don’t you have a gun?” “What?” “You said you had a gun, right?” He blocked his backpack with his hands. “Yes, but it’s only for emergencies.” “Emergencies? What the hell do you call this, Sherlock?”
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“The truth of life is that every year we get farther away from the essence that is born within us. We get shouldered with burdens, some of them good, some of them not so good. Things happen to us. Loved ones die. People get in wrecks and get crippled. People lose their way, for one reason or another. It's not hard to do, in this world of crazy mazes. Life itself does its best to take that memory of magic away from us. You don't know its happening until one day you feel you've lost something but you're not sure what it is. It's like smiling at a pretty girl and she calls you 'sir'. It just happens.”
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Savannah Brian, thank you for the friendship.
Stay naughty,
Savannah
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VampireNovelFan Thanks for the friendvite! Good luck with your work!

VNF
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message 17: by Taznim

Taznim hey Brian!
thanks for the add!!!!


message 16: by Gary

Gary Revel Thank you for the add Brian:

My Memoir - TO LIVE OR MAYBE NOT
At Barnes and Noble

My birth in Alabama, youth, high school-Holmes County High School, US Navy Service, music-Hollywood, Memphis, Nashville, Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination Investigation, recording and releasing the single record of the song about the MLK assassination, THEY SLEW THE DREAMER and more.

Paperback and for Nook Book-Click Here


message 15: by Nicole

Nicole Hey Brian. I just wanted to let you know that I have a blog now, in case you felt like checking it out. Thanks! :) http://nicoleyalover.blogspot.com/


message 14: by Erin

Erin Jamison Thanks for the friendship Brian. Follow me on Twitter erinjamison_


Harlequin Books Hello Brian, it is a pleasure to meet you.


message 12: by Karen

Karen Gammons Thank you for the friend request, Brian. I hope you have a wonderful week.
Karen


Stephanie Hey there, thanks for being my friend. I love the sound of your books. :)


message 10: by William

William O'Brien Hi-
Thank U for your friendship!
peterfairytale


Neveen Thanks for befriending me...


message 8: by Eva

Eva Leger Hi Brian, thanks for the friend request! I'm hesitant to start any new sequels anytime soon but I read the description for Slate and it sounds good so I added it to-read!


Laura's Book Addiction thanks for the add =)


Monique Thank u for the add:)


message 5: by Sarah

Sarah Hi Brian, thanks for the friend reuqest! :)


Cheryl Landmark Thanks for the friend request, Brian.


Jaime (Two Chicks on Books) I will check it out! I added you on twitter btw :)


message 2: by Brian

Brian Rowe Thank you! I'm happy to be here! If you're looking for a funny, unique women's fiction title, may i recommend my debut book Slate! Just 99 cents on Amazon! would love to get some feedback :) nice to meet you, Jaime!


Jaime (Two Chicks on Books) Welcome to Goodreads Brian :D


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