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Bill Bowling

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The first hurdle this writer had to clear was embracing the notion: "I am a writer; a writer is what I want to be, and what I was meant to be." That one was fairly easy, and has been cleared, sometimes self-esteem falters. Second was following through, and doing it--just doing it, that's all there is to it; we want it to be more than that, unfortunately. He's still working on that one. There's starting to be a trickle of water out of the dam. Third, he had to face the terrifying process of actually putting something out there. He started shipping 'stuff' with Perturbance, and there's definitely more to follow. Fourthly, he's continually mystified and confounded by the process of selling the 'stuff'. All he's really looking for is some brave ...more

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Bill Bowling First, let me preface by saying that I'm probably, no probably about it, I'm definitely, stretching the concept of a couple here; I would guarantee I …moreFirst, let me preface by saying that I'm probably, no probably about it, I'm definitely, stretching the concept of a couple here; I would guarantee I am. Anyway, I won't ever take the expected path I guess. I'm sorry if folks were expecting Romeo and Juliet, Ron and Hermione, or a host of those love couples, Rhett and Scarlett, whatever. I choose Lenny Small and George Milton; you see it's not love in that way, not heterosexual or homosexual or any sexual; it's love in another way, that misty wavering connection that brings people together without any discernable rhyme or reason, the true odd couple. George and Lenny represent what is good and what is flawed in all of us. George could've ditched Lennie at every turn, but he would never do it; he's Lenny's guardian, protector, and Lenny provides him an unconditional mirror. It's a match made in dustbowl hell, and as we can intimate, there were a lot of strange arrangements made in the business of getting by. Of Mice and Men was one of the earlier pieces I read, and this relationship between these two opposite characters affected me deeply; Steinbeck is cool. (less)
Bill Bowling He woke up, stumbled to the bathroom and turned on the light. What leered back at him was not his face.
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the lost novel

Well, I reached another milestone today. Writers do that, whether by intent or accident.

It's gone; gone for good I guess. I've still got the most important things, all those things based on love and belonging.

IT. . . was a nearly finished novel—wiped out completely. I did something stupid, and it disappeared never to be seen again. I'm assuming it was my stupidity. What is my stupid is that I hadn Read more of this blog post »
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