Good post by Christian Mihai. The thing that makes you exceptional, if you are at all, is inevitably that which must also make you lonely. – Lorraine Hansberry Most people loathe solitude. Silence. The empty room. Nothing but their minds for company… But, to paraphrase John Steinbeck, all great and precious things are built in … More The War for Art is Fought Within You
I had the opportunity to meet Jim a few years ago at a reading in a pub. I bought a copy of his collection, After Work, which he signed to “the American who looks like a Paddy” (guilty – I’ve practically the map of Ireland painted on my face). Normally I quote Yeats this day, but … More A St. Patrick’s Day Poem by Jim Brennan
Because I actually go so far as to purchase HBONow so I can watch Game of Thrones, because A Song of Ice and Fire is the only fantasy series I’ve gotten my wife to read, because I’m a fan, I occasionally check Wikipedia to see if there’s any rumor of Winds of Winter, the long delayed … More Winter is Leaving – A Lament on the Unfinished State of Game of Thrones
This post is worth reading in full: Viral. Defined as a piece of information that is circulated rapidly and widely from one Internet user to another. Usually it’s a video of a pet doing something silly. Usually. I have been chasing this for almost six years now. Dreaming about one of my posts going viral. … More Viruses are Bad Things. Why is “Going Viral” Good?
Why I might: On the DL, I’ve been sketching pieces of verse. I’ve got notebooks full of them. I’ve even laid them out in Scrivener. In the last year I’ve done maybe ten or twelve. There’s enough for a short paperback volume, anyway. They’re always saying, get the content out. It would be nice if … More Another Creation in Embryo…
Here’s where we are on my Civil War novel. I just finished Chapter 7 of a planned 15. Chapters are averaging somewhere between 4,000-5,000 words (rough estimate). This will put me at about 70,000 words, reasonable size for a novel. If I finish in the next six weeks or so, I can let it lie … More The Sword Update
I’ve had The Writer on my to-read list for some time. Maybe I should get on that. Fourteen years of writing. Six years of Amazon releases. A lot of time and effort. Experimenting with style, technique, and storylines. This is what this e-book bundle is all about. An e-book bundle containing my five major releases. … More Christian Mihai has an e-Book Bundle.