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William D. Prystauk

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in Livingston, NJ, The United States
July 03, 1965




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I’m an award-winning screenwriter, filmmaker, and educator, as well as a published poet and essayist. My novel, BLOODLETTING, has been adapted from my script of the same name, which took Second Place at the Screenwriters Showcase Screenplay Contest in 2006, and was the leading piece in the mystery category. In 2016, the novel won the Grand Jury Prize at the Los Angeles Noir Film Festival.

The sequel, PUNISHMENT, well be released in January 2019.

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William D. Prystauk There's no such thing. I used to call it "writer's excuse," but that's not true either.

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There's no such thing. I used to call it "writer's excuse," but that's not true either.

If a writer is thinking about a story in his or her head, they are writing, even though the words haven't yet made it to paper. What many mistake for "writer's block" is simply due to the writer having several options to choose from for a story, scene or character.

The writer can either daydream about the character and trust where they lead him or her, or to choose a path, write, and see what happens. (less)
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Bloodletting by William D. Prystauk
"Highly suspenseful, thrilling, and visceral crime mystery. Graphic details are shocking, yet additive to plot. An eye-opening window to the underworld of BDSM subculture. Set against the dangerous backdrop of a Manhattan night scene, the reader be..." Read more of this review »
Bloodletting by William D. Prystauk
"I'm not into BDSM, but when offered the chance to read this book and reading the premise of it, i thought I'd expand my horizons. I was not disappointed. This is definitely not a book for the kiddies though, as it contains bit of graphic sex (nowh..." Read more of this review »
Bloodletting by William D. Prystauk

First off, I'll admit, this is not my typical read but when the mastermind behind CrashPalace Productions puts out a novel I had to check it out! Mind you, this is not for the faint of heart or prudish. It's downright graphic with a capital G..." Read more of this review »
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Paints an ugly picture of misogynistic 1950s Brooklyn. This is a fast, stream of consciousness read that truly captures "Brooklyneese" well.

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William Prystauk William wrote: "Thank you for the friendship!"

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William Prystauk Jill wrote: "Lovely to meet you, William, and thank you for your friendship here on GRs. All the best for 2015."

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Jill Lovely to meet you, William, and thank you for your friendship here on GRs. All the best for 2015.

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And you, Brigitte. Read on, and enjoy!

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