Category: Social Media Suicide

Head Up His Ass

A quick note, some conversational typing, before I go out and do something more substantive, hopefully. I lost a friend, or discovered I’d not had him for years and hadn’t noticed, a few months back, a writer I knew from

Posted in Making a Writing Life, Social Media Suicide

News Poisoning

Everybody knows what food poisoning feels like. Two exits; no waiting. Retching, dry heaves, misery, which you know will resolve in a day or two most likely. Since the election, many creative people have been suffering from News poisoning, with

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To Read Like I was Fourteen Again

I hated middle-school with a burning passion. I have never been, before or since, that unhappy. That unhappiness had an upside; I could read a book a day. The ability lasted for several years, say, a thousand books. I escaped into books,

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Attracting Attention to Yourself

When I was in college in the 80s we had a friend named Joe, a guy of Italian extraction from New Jersey; short, muscular, with a harpo-marx hairdo and a devilish smile, quiet but with a wicked and odd sense

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Breaking a habit; making new ones… in a world gone mad

One of the things you can do, if you want to, as a human being, is read books about how to be a better human being. My mix of ego and fatalism, mild-bipolar, and generalized cynicism has kept me from

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Social Media Exile

Social media lets you hold onto people who you’ve left behind. They move, or you move, and in the old days, there were two options. Well, three. One, you never saw or spoke to them again, if you were casually friends. Two,

Posted in Social Media Suicide

Back on the Wagon…

So I spent a month this year detoxing from Social Media. It was painful but I thought I’d learned some lessons, about how I would work with it going forward. Yeah. I was fooling myself. The election… and since the

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The Story that Broke Through Eighteen Years of Writer’s Block…

TL: DR, join my Mail Chimp list and get a free short story by me! I’m getting some fan mail on my new novella in the June 2016 Asimov’s, which is awesome. The 38,000 word piece, “What We Hold Onto”

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A Day Worth Five Thousand Words

So after a few days off traveling with my family—I tried and failed to write crammed in a hotel room with three other people, two of whom I’d helped manufacture—I finally got my ass back in the chair, at my glorious Cafe

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The Value of a Pound of Facebook

So you know about my Facebook addiction and my Facebook fast, and if you don’t, well, yeah… Think years of hours-a-day commitment to Building My Brand Online and Creating Reader and Fan Engagement in My Self-Employed Professional Career of… of… Writing

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