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I would put your writing in the memoirs category, which can be tough to break into if you're not a celebrity. Though really every category is tough to break into.
By: PT Dilloway on March 28, 2014
I totally understand the not wanting to place our stories in a particular genre. I've battled with it, too. About a year ago, I made a decision: I told myself, "Write short stories and sell them on Amazon. Then work on more specific works and search for a publisher for those. If no one wants to publish them because my style is a little wild, well, I'll sell them myself, too."
By: Magaly Guerrero on March 28, 2014
I especially like your answer in #4. It's nice to see that I'm not the only dreadful speller that never learned to type. You're much more prolific than I am, and I've been on a bit of a drought in the topics department lately, but BOOM, out of the blue 2 ideas yesterday! Now I just need to squeeze in some time to write them out, or have a siesta, or a pitcher of sangrias. I'll be checking out Val and your suggestions.
By: Ken on March 28, 2014
"The Kid in the Kaleidoscope." Oh yeah, I'd so buy that!
By: Al Penwasser on March 28, 2014
Oh yeah, I don't know how to type, either. If I lose the pointer fingers I'm my hands, I'm screwed. I'm a real "hunt and pecker" [insert joke here].
By: Al Penwasser on March 28, 2014
"ON" my hands. See what I'm mean about being a crappy typist?
By: alp penwasser on March 28, 2014
Blog Writers Festival where every one know your name. Is this a sort of coming out party to reach a larger audience?
By: Daniel LaFrance on March 28, 2014
What an exciting post. An the two you have suggested as blogs are going to be where I visit soon! I am amazed that you know your writing style and interests so well. You are a good writer in that you capture me each time when you write one of those stories.
By: Tabor on March 28, 2014
i enjoy your stories - both past and more recent. :)
By: TexWisGirl on March 28, 2014
I enjoy all your posts and love looking at your art work, too. You have the ability to underline your work with your genuine personality. It makes me feel as if I've known you all my life...
By: The Broad on March 28, 2014
I not only gave up on it, I've never tried to fit into a particular genre. The thought of that feels wrong and yucky to me. It goes without saying, I'm not a best-selling author either. Good to learn more about you, and to get some referrals to blogs I'm not yet familiar with. Be well, Stephen. xoRobyn
By: Robyn Engel on March 28, 2014
I love these answers. It gives me a view into the mind of the Chubby Chatterbox.
By: Michael Offutt on March 28, 2014
I think your stories are delightful, and I'd buy your memoir! Thanks for letting us in on your writing process. I loved the quote at the end. Have a great weekend! :)
By: Lexa Cain on March 28, 2014
You need to self publish through Hyperink or similar. It would be an ebook, but it's a start, and no matter how you publish it, i will buy it!
By: mimi on March 28, 2014
Your travelogues are fascinating.You really take a person right along but I also enjoy your early years. Love that title.
By: Akansas Patti on March 28, 2014
I so enjoy reading your blog posts-your stories about growing up are especially poignant- you pay attention and are quite observant- keep on writing- and I'll be lining up to buy your books! Cheers!
By: Kathe W. on March 28, 2014
It would be awful if everybody had to work the same way. Nonconformist all the way!!!
By: red on March 28, 2014
You are too kind. I think you have a travel book and an art book in you as well. Maybe like a little gift book kind of thing, such as one might find in a card shop. Wait! Do we still have card shops, or has everyone abandoned them for eCards?
By: Val on March 28, 2014
Reading your blog posts has always been enjoyable for me. They are interesting and informative often, but there is a snappy humor that I like the best. You have the ability to laugh at yourself without being goofy and you always sound sincere which isn't a requirement but it just makes the reader believe what you write.
By: CiCi on March 29, 2014
An interesting insight into your psyche. You're a multi-talented man, Stephen, but I guess everyone knows that!
By: Bryan Jones on March 29, 2014
I love that there is diversity in the things you write about. Trying to stick to just a limited genre would be far less interesting. I also, love the way you describe ideas coming in batches like cookies. I relate so well with that. Thanks for the links to the other blogs. I will be sure to check them out.
By: Cheryl P. on March 29, 2014
I was going to suggest you communicate with Tom. He has self-published several books and could help you if you decided to go that route. But I want a copy of your book no matter how it's published. I think you are a reader's treasure.
By: Catalyst/Taylor on March 30, 2014
What may not have worked out for you yet as a novelist is certainly a big gain for blog world.
By: John on March 31, 2014
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