The Day I learned how to write

A Red Apron Recipe- practices to keep the mind in writing shape 'I'm now finished with "Back outta the World" and feel good about it. I don't really mean I feel great about the stuff on the pages but rather how it got there. Plus, I had the thought towards the end that I really... Continue Reading →

All the Dude ever wanted

      This week was a momentous one on the journey to publish Tripio. In a previous post I detailed the final approval and legal transfer of the art from the locally grown artist who produced the original cover. A few days later, my tech support dropped by and put Tripio in line to be approved for... Continue Reading →

The visit revisted

My view from store #204 In Tripio, the protagonist Jay works at a Starbucks store located near Lincoln Park on the corner of Clark, Diversey and Broadway. In the novel Tripio, for the sake of brevity and authenticity, I refer to it simply as store #204. It was already beat up and worn out when... Continue Reading →

The Cosmodemonic Coffee Company

    “Are you mad at Starbucks?”       I was caught off guard for a second. That was the first question my editor asked me after reading an excerpt from Tripio. I simply replied that Tripio is my novel and that my story could not have taken place without Starbucks as a major part of it. He then... Continue Reading →

A fish story

"Barc Shif!" -attributed to Fishy Man I saw it today. It happened at a chance meeting with the artist who is doing the cover art for my first novel, Tripio. I loved it of course. What I saw was a mock up for the cover of my novel. My name on the cover. It looked... Continue Reading →

Coffee and writing

    It is nearly 7 a.m. on this Sunday morning. I have been up for close to ninety minutes. This is my schedule. I have come to the conclusion that sleeping in is overrated. This is my day off and one hears a lot about how others relish the chance to “sleep in” on their off... Continue Reading →

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