Brian Lageose

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Brian was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on a cold January day in 1965.

Clearly, the odds were already against him.

But he persevered, slugging through this and that, and he quickly learned at a very young age that some people can achieve greatness with dedication and hard work, some people are destined to awe the world with their ineptness and lack of admirable qualities, and most people are quite happy to simply plod along in the middle, leading pleasant but mundane lives where they occasionally find a stash of misplaced quarters under a sofa cushion and everybody gets to go out for ice cream.

Brian was not impressed with any of these options. He looked up from his paperwork at the Life Goals Development Center, and studied the applicants aroun
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Brian Lageose Basically, I have what you might call Conditional Writer's Block. ("CWB", let's make that a hashtag on Twitter, shall we?) I may hit a mental roadblo…more Basically, I have what you might call Conditional Writer's Block. ("CWB", let's make that a hashtag on Twitter, shall we?) I may hit a mental roadblock with the specific project currently glowing on my laptop, but I can't stand just sitting there and not being productive while my mind short-circuits on a chapter transition, so I just close that file and open another one. I always have multiple writing projects going at the same time. In the grand scheme of things, this means it takes me a bit longer to finish any particular work, but at least I rarely have that down time where I accomplish nothing. There's always something I have to say, I may just have to switch vehicles during the ride.(less)
Brian Lageose The freedom to create your own worlds. I'm not talking about sci-fi, and I certainly don't mean any disrespect to those who pursue that genre. I like…more The freedom to create your own worlds. I'm not talking about sci-fi, and I certainly don't mean any disrespect to those who pursue that genre. I like being able to take bits and pieces of my own life, and the glimmers of what I see in other lives, and manipulate those elements into a different perception, one that involves what maybe should have been and not what actually happened. We are all messy creatures, lumbering along and often failing, as humans do. As a writer, I like to pick up the debris, turn it around to get a different perspective, soften the rougher edges with a splash of whimsy, and then realign those building blocks into a structure that we hadn't considered before but perhaps we should have...(less)
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“People are different, writers are different, and the motivations can come from anywhere.”
Brian Lageose

“Honest writing is not necessarily about truth. Honest writing is about making the reader believe that where you are taking them is worth it.”
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“If the creative process was a definable and finite endeavor, we would all create the same things, and who wants to go to a bookstore that only sells one book?”
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“Sweet words are like honey, a little may refresh, but too much gluts the stomach.”
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“One only wishes Wayne LaPierre and his NRA board of directors could be drafted to some of these scenes, where they would be required to put on booties and rubber gloves and help clean up the blood, the brains, and the chunks of intestine still containing the poor wads of half-digested food that were some innocent bystander's last meal.”
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“He promised her that he would give her everything, everything she wanted, as men in love always do. And she trusted him despite herself, as women in love always do.”
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“She tried to live like an ordinary woman, but some women cannot live an ordinary life.”
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“We all want to triumph. But we all have to learn to endure what comes. We have to learn to treat misfortune and great fortune with indifference. That is wisdom.”
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