Believe In Your Story – New YouTube Series

2021-04-07T12:22:20-05:00August 19th, 2020|David, gotAngst, Vlog, Writing|

When I was in High School, back in the early 90s, I made a fun, goofy movie preview for LEGO The Movie. It seemed like a ludicrous concept which made it perfect for me. (Apparently I was before my time.) I loved the idea of making movies, who doesn’t. I took a film class [...]

Endings

2021-04-07T12:23:10-05:00December 2nd, 2018|Books, Writing|

I forced myself to finish the 5th, and final Angst book last weekend, and it was one of the toughest things I’ve ever done. Even though I had written the final chapter long ago, and knew exactly how to get there, I struggled. While closure can be a good thing, it is often painful. After [...]

Why I Wrote Clod Makes A Friend

2021-04-07T12:23:12-05:00April 28th, 2018|Books, David, gotAngst|

I wrote Clod Makes A Friend for a lot of reasons. Mostly because I, too, was bullied. Just before 2nd grade, my family moved from Omaha, NE to Kansas City, MO. Our Omaha neighborhood was pretty tight knit. I had friends, had even “married” another six-year-old (yeah, never went through that scared-of-girls stage) and I [...]

I’m Fine. Everything is Fine.

2021-04-07T12:23:42-05:00August 16th, 2017|Books, David, Writing|

So, Angst 5: Something with Something Angst, is coming along fine. Everything’s fine. For some reason, working 50 hours a week, being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, and now having to exercise has slowed my progress. Weird, huh? My new PD meds have made me as focused as a teenage boy at a female gymnastic [...]

Reminding Myself Why I Write

2021-02-11T15:07:55-06:00November 2nd, 2016|gotAngst, Muses, Writing|

A writer friend of mine recently expressed some of her frustrations on Facebook, and how, sometimes, writing can feel thankless. Her post wasn’t hateful or negative, she was merely disheartened. I get it. You pour days and soul into your work, and when it’s all done, the rewards don’t always feel like they compensate the [...]

How Daniel Craig Reminded Me It’s Okay To Take A Break

2021-04-05T09:29:04-05:00November 20th, 2015|David, Writing|

When I am on the downhill ride of a novel, that part where the ideas tumble out so fast I almost can’t type enough words per minute to keep up, in the back of my head, I remember thinking, “I’m going to keep this momentum going.” At this point of the creative journey, I [...]

Success vs. Accomplishment

2021-03-02T10:31:51-06:00September 28th, 2015|David, Writing|

I’m not what some would call a successful writer. This is not a complaint, merely a realization. I haven’t sold 100,000 books, they haven’t made Angst The Motion Picture, I haven’t been interviewed on a late night talk show. (Yet.) Hell, since 2005 I’ve only completed three books when many of my indie peers pump [...]

The More I Learn About Writing…

2021-03-08T00:59:22-06:00September 23rd, 2014|Books, gotAngst, Writing|

I learn more about writing with every book. I wrote the ending of my 3rd fantasy novel, Drowning in Angst, years ago. I've been editing the rough draft and had to chuckle at the format of those last chapters. Apparently I was still putting a double-space after periods. Pre-editor, old-school, typewriter formatting at it's finest. [...]

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