Paul McCormack

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I hate writing these. First off you have to decide between using first or third person and neither seems particularly satisfying:

Paul McCormack hates writing his own bio.

See? It just seems off. But on the other hand first person seems either unnaturally familiar or pre-packaged.

I'm not that interesting. And even if I were, I wouldn't tell you. No offense, I'm sure you're great and all, but who likes the guy who starts a conversation with "I'm pretty great," or "Google 'people who kick ass' and I'm the first result."? No one, that's who. And if you do then, um, I guess you'll be very popular at sporting events and political conventions.

Point being, I think they're silly (the bios, not the people... well, not all of the people at least... mov
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Paul McCormack I've got a few things going on. Rick Watson, a wonderful poet from North Dakota, has a few projects that I've been helping him edit which has been…moreI've got a few things going on. Rick Watson, a wonderful poet from North Dakota, has a few projects that I've been helping him edit which has been fun. I've got a couple of personal things in the works. I never know which projects will get done first, but one is a satirical dystopic sorta thing. The second is a memoir about finding my family.(less)
Paul McCormack I'm not sure I'm inspired to write, it's more of a compulsion. I've got a million little ideas, thoughts, memories, conspiracies and odd whispers…moreI'm not sure I'm inspired to write, it's more of a compulsion. I've got a million little ideas, thoughts, memories, conspiracies and odd whispers bouncing around in my head and at some point they kind of spill out onto paper. I've tried quitting a few times, but it's not something I can walk away from because that point of view and clutter is always there. Although if someone knows of a good medication for that, I'm all ears...(less)
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All the Lights That Have Shone

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This Languid Earth

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Deepest Sympathies in Your ...

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All Things Right and Beautiful

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Joseph Heller
“Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.”
Joseph Heller

Flannery O'Connor
“I don't deserve any credit for turning the other cheek as my tongue is always in it.”
Flannery O'Connor, The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O'Connor

Kurt Vonnegut
“If you can do a half-assed job of anything, you're a one-eyed man in a kingdom of the blind.”
Kurt Vonnegut

Friedrich Nietzsche
“Free, dost thou call thyself? Thy ruling thought would I hear of, and not that thou hast escaped from a yoke.

Art thou one ENTITLED to escape from a yoke? Many a one hath cast away his final worth when he hath cast away his servitude.

Free from what? What doth that matter to Zarathustra! Clearly, however, shall thine eye show unto me: free FOR WHAT?”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

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“I love the great despisers because they are the great adorers...”
Friedrich Nietzsche, "Thus Spoke Zarathustra"




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