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Patrick Anderson Jr.

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Patrick Anderson Jr. received his BA in English from Florida State University and his MFA in Creative Writing from University of Central Florida. He has had short stories and essays published in various e-zines and print journals such as Prick of the Spindle, Silverthought, Miambiance, Sex and Murder Magazine, Ghostlight Magazine, Existere Journal, Midwest Literary Magazine, and The Worcester Review. His short story collection, Boiling Point, was released in March 2013, and his first novel, Quarter Life Crisis, will be released in August of 2014 (GetOverCollege.com). Patrick currently resides in his hometown of Miami, where he splits his time between bartending, writing, and doing things he’s not supposed to be doing.

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Patrick Anderson Jr. Writing has always been a home base for me. Whenever I'm down, whenever my confidence has taken a hit, whenever anything hasn't gone my way, I always …moreWriting has always been a home base for me. Whenever I'm down, whenever my confidence has taken a hit, whenever anything hasn't gone my way, I always know I can sit down and express myself through the written word. Which makes it a lot easier to approach the real world with a more objective, levelheaded view. So if I had to say what I think is the best thing about writing, it would be that it keeps me grounded and confident.(less)
Patrick Anderson Jr. My advice for aspiring writers has always been the same, whether I was talking to one of my students or just somebody looking to get into the industry…moreMy advice for aspiring writers has always been the same, whether I was talking to one of my students or just somebody looking to get into the industry: 1) keep writing, everyday, no matter what; and 2) don't ever give up. Keep submitting, keep taking criticism, and keep getting better. It's a process, and there's one thing all writers have in common, whether it's a high school sophomore writing his first short story or Stephen King working on his 60th novel: they all had to start somewhere.(less)
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“I’ve been in this game for years, it made me an animal. It’s rules to this shit, I wrote me a manual.” Notorious B.I.G., “Ten Crack Commandments” I. Little’s most vivid childhood memory is of his Pops sitting out back talking to a white man in a black suit. Little couldn’t have been more than […]
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“For just a second, Lauren wonders if she’s going insane. But insane people don’t think they’re insane, everybody knows that. But...since that fact of insanity is common knowledge, doesn’t that mean an insane person could use it to convince themselves they’re not actually insane? Wouldn’t that make them even more insane?”
Patrick Anderson Jr., Quarter Life Crisis

“It’s impossible to plan things past a certain point, and even before that point your plans aren’t guaranteed. But if you can keep steady, drive down that road and get over those humps that are inevitably going to pop up, chances are there’ll be a nice stretch of paved concrete in between and you can enjoy the scenery...Or there might not be, who knows. The whole goddamn road could look like the surface of the moon and send you flying into a fucking tree. Doesn’t really matter, because the point is you have to keep driving anyways. Just keep driving and eventually you’ll reach a point where the scenery will be so beautiful, it’ll take your mind off how long you’ve been on that road.
Which is really all you can ask for.”
Patrick Anderson Jr., Quarter Life Crisis

“Lauren realizes right then that the prospect of being single—of recent events leading to a divorce and her being a single mother with child support checks and the like—scares her to death. Dating itself is such a frightening, vulnerable time period, no matter what the circumstances. It sucks, really. She doesn’t want to go through all that again.”
Patrick Anderson Jr., Quarter Life Crisis

“For just a second, Lauren wonders if she’s going insane. But insane people don’t think they’re insane, everybody knows that. But...since that fact of insanity is common knowledge, doesn’t that mean an insane person could use it to convince themselves they’re not actually insane? Wouldn’t that make them even more insane?”
Patrick Anderson Jr., Quarter Life Crisis

“Lauren realizes right then that the prospect of being single—of recent events leading to a divorce and her being a single mother with child support checks and the like—scares her to death. Dating itself is such a frightening, vulnerable time period, no matter what the circumstances. It sucks, really. She doesn’t want to go through all that again.”
Patrick Anderson Jr., Quarter Life Crisis

“You going back?' he asks.
'Where?'
'College,' he says. 'You plan on going back?'
And before she can think of a proper answer, she blurts out the first thing that comes to mind:
'Why would I?'
'To finish your degree,' he says.
'Yeah, I get it,' she says. 'But—why?'
'To get a better job?'
'I’m okay with this one,' she says.
'Yeah,' he says, shifting in his seat again. 'But—I don’t know. Can’t you make more money?'
'Linus,' she says, leveling her eyes at him. 'I was an English major.”
Patrick Anderson Jr., Quarter Life Crisis

“I just”—Sean looks away, shakes his head—“I don’t know what I’m doing now. It’s like a day-to-day thing. Sometimes I wake up happy and the day goes by and I’m fine. But then, most of the time it’s like—things are so much different now than they used to be...People stop giving a shit about what you do with your life after college.”
“I’m pretty sure nobody gave a shit about it while you were in college,” Leon says.”
Patrick Anderson Jr., Quarter Life Crisis

“Sean looks up at her, and he wants to explain it all to her. Explain what it’s like to be rubbed so raw, to have your emotional threshold exceeded day after day, your psyche beaten so completely that you have no choice but to turn inward, shunning any and everything that’s ever brought you comfort. He wants to explain that—up until the past month or so—he’d been existing in a black hole, a mental abyss that he only recently realized he put himself in.
But watching Lauren’s face—the concern in her expression, so pure and complete, considering he’s technically still a complete stranger—he realizes he doesn’t have to explain anything. She knows what it’s like. Everybody does.”
Patrick Anderson Jr., Quarter Life Crisis

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Patrick Jr. Sara wrote: "Thank you Patrick for accepting my friend request! I just got The Leftovers out of the library."

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Sara Lowe Thank you Patrick for accepting my friend request! I just got The Leftovers out of the library.


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