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Tom Pitts

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Tom Pitts received his education on the streets of San Francisco. He remains there, working, writing, and trying to survive. He is the author of AMERICAN STATIC, HUSTLE, 101, COLDWATER and the novellas PIGGYBACK and KNUCKLEBALL.
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Tom Pitts It's been said by someone wiser than I that you can't wait for inspiration. You have to sit down and write. The muse will show up when the muse likes.…moreIt's been said by someone wiser than I that you can't wait for inspiration. You have to sit down and write. The muse will show up when the muse likes. What the muse really wants is for you to begin without her. (less)
Tom Pitts Christ, how did I miss this?
No, the suburban horror novel I wrote is called Coldwater. It's about a couple in Sacramento that live on a quiet street.…more
Christ, how did I miss this?
No, the suburban horror novel I wrote is called Coldwater. It's about a couple in Sacramento that live on a quiet street. Quiet until some squatters move into an empty house across the street. No monsters, no ghosts, but the results are still quite frightening. (less)
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Writing is Stupid: Rimbaud Edition

I watched the Dylan/Scorsese Rolling Thunder flick the other day and got a little uncomfortable during the clip of Patti Smith at the start. I mean, she’s in full bloom and it’s a great document of Patti in her prime, but it’s tense. Like, jaw-grinding tense. She does a wild and rambling intro that, at one point, extols Rimbaud. Hadn’t thought about him in years. With good reason too. I’ll admit,

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“He looked old, like a stranger. He was someone else, someone whom he could easily hate. (Tom Pitts, Piggyback)”
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“They spoke less and less between them until at last they were silent altogether as is often the way with travelers approaching the end of a journey.”
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Samuel Beckett
“I say to myself—sometimes, Clov, you must learn to suffer better than that if you want them to weary of punishing you—one day. I say to myself—sometimes, Clov, you must be better than that if you want them to let you go—one day. But I feel too old, and too far, to form new habits. Good, it'll never end, I'll never go.”
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Tom It's going. Scratchin' my way up. On the agent prowl.


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Zoë Sharp Hi Tom. Thanks so much for Friending me here. How's the writing going?


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