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Robert Detman

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Robert M. Detman is the author of IMPOSSIBLE LIVES OF BASHER THOMAS (Figureground Press 2014), which Publishers Weekly has called "An ambitious novel ... told in sharp prose ... layering various methods of storytelling to create a fresh and intriguing work." He has published fiction in over two dozens literary journals, including the Antioch Review, Akashic Books Thursdaze, Santa Monica Review, and elsewhere. His story collection, THE SURVIVOR'S GUIDE, was a semifinalist for the 2013 Hudson Prize from Black Lawrence Press. ...more

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Robert Detman The best thing about being a writer is the infinite possibilities of the written word. It’s simply you and the words you bring forth. It’s a beautiful…moreThe best thing about being a writer is the infinite possibilities of the written word. It’s simply you and the words you bring forth. It’s a beautiful possibility, and the greatest freedom.

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Robert Detman My main advice I offer is the advice I frequently remind myself of: Don’t listen to very many people when it comes to how to make a writing career. Th…moreMy main advice I offer is the advice I frequently remind myself of: Don’t listen to very many people when it comes to how to make a writing career. There are a million ways to be a writer, not one way. So especially don’t listen to so-called “gatekeepers.” Rarely do they offer you anything useful, and they will only try to squash your enthusiasm.

The only way to become a writer is to write. Read a lot, and love what you read. If you don’t love what you read, find something you love to read. Then write something you’d love to read.
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I often consider the notion that we write because we’re trying to bridge a gap of connection to others. Before I had ever published, I longed for a community as if this would legitimize me as a writer. But even as I craved connection, I was wary of demands and expectations put on me, for example, if I took a writing class, or let an editor touch my work. All of which happened in due time, though
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