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Glenn A. Bruce

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Glenn A. Bruce, MFA, was born in Miami, Florida, son of William Arden Bruce, an aircraft router for Eastern Airlines, and Verona Sizemore Bruce, a mechanical draftsman and advertising executive for Panelfold Doors. Glenn figured out how to "write his way through school" from the 6th grade, editing the school newspaper, and again later in college. A professor suggested writing for TV and had a writer-producer friend send a copy of "Hello Larry" - but when Glenn read it, he knew instantly he was not destined to write sitcoms. Nonetheless in 1979, Glenn moved to L.A., worked for rental houses Leonetti and PSI and almost became a Teamster driver. That Fall, he took one of
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Glenn A. Bruce I don't usually have the problems, because I follow a few "rules" (for myself). 1) I always have more than one project going at a time - usually one s…moreI don't usually have the problems, because I follow a few "rules" (for myself). 1) I always have more than one project going at a time - usually one screenplay and one novel. Usually, they are different in tone. So, if I don't feel like working on one, I can work on the other. 2) I always have (we all do) something that needs editing; so, if I don't feel like writing, I can always edit. 3) If I am writing something new, I follow Hemingway's advice, which was to never completely "finish" a sequence at the end of your writing day; always stop just short of the end, or begin (at least rough out) what needs to come next, so that tomorrow, you won't face a "blank" page.
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Glenn A. Bruce Being anti-social. Just kidding! For me, it's just what I do best. I am moset comfortable doing this work. I always wrote a lot, even in Elementary Sc…moreBeing anti-social. Just kidding! For me, it's just what I do best. I am moset comfortable doing this work. I always wrote a lot, even in Elementary School, and it never stopped - even when I had other jobs. But most of those were in the arts as well - mainly music - so, I have been in the arts all my life. It's just a good fit. My hours are mine, my schedule. Plus, in writing novels, I don't have anyone else to answer to about what I choose to write or how I write. Of course, that also comes with age and experience.(less)
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When is a Piece Done?

I hear this asked often. How do I know it's ready to be sent out? Or how do I know when to stop? The simple answer is: When you can't find anything else to change.

But how do you get there? Well, there are a few ways.

First, never send out your rough draft. I have to confess, when I started out 41 years ago, I did not follow this advice. Why? Because I was writing on a typewriter. That meant mistake Read more of this blog post »
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Miami Blues by Charles Willeford
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Kind of a standard cop story from the 80s. Nothing special or clever. Lacks the Elmore Leonard wit and dimension. Feels dated.
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Going Native by Stephen Wright
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I felt like Soliari: "Too many words!" It could be me, but I prefer cleaner writing - you know, without the thesaurus too handy.
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The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene
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Reminded me of Camus - the bleak existentialism. But the unrelenting bleakness just does not, for me, replicate real human behavior. It seems rather to be an opinion of human behavior. For this, the (slower than slow) story suffers.
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Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy
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Again, I hate, hate, hate McCarthy's writing to the point I cannot for the life of me understand why anyone would ever enjoy a single paragraph. This is was the absolute worst of the three I've read. No more! It's torture worse than Faulkner.
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The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy
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I hate, hate, hate Cormac McCarthy's writing. Three down. Hated them all.
Glenn Bruce rated a book did not like it
Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy
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Again, I hate, hate, hate McCarthy's writing to the point I cannot for the life of me understand why anyone would ever enjoy a single paragraph. This is was the absolute worst of the three I've read. No more! It's torture worse than Faulkner.
Glenn Bruce rated a book did not like it
Going Native by Stephen Wright
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I felt like Soliari: "Too many words!" It could be me, but I prefer cleaner writing - you know, without the thesaurus too handy.
Glenn Bruce rated a book it was ok
The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene
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Reminded me of Camus - the bleak existentialism. But the unrelenting bleakness just does not, for me, replicate real human behavior. It seems rather to be an opinion of human behavior. For this, the (slower than slow) story suffers.
Glenn Bruce rated a book it was ok
Miami Blues by Charles Willeford
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Kind of a standard cop story from the 80s. Nothing special or clever. Lacks the Elmore Leonard wit and dimension. Feels dated.
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Albert Einstein
“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
Albert Einstein

Jim Henson
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.”
Jim Henson

I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control
“I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”
Marilyn Monroe




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J. Martin, III Thank you for accepting the friend invite. :) We are pretty far behind our contest schedule this time; we'll get it done, though, even if we have to postpone the release date. :)


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