Saturday, July 1, 2017

Neil Gaiman - Make Good Art

I came across this quote from Neil Gaiman, from 2012. I found it particularly resonant because I can attest to its truth. Writing is the one thing that's kept me going, through financial difficulty, through the emotional roller-coaster that is my day-to-day life. When I write, I'm in control and for a while, I don't have to worry about anything.

Life is sometimes hard. Things go wrong, in life and in love and in business and in friendship and in health and in all the other ways that life can go wrong. And when things get tough, this is what you should do.

Make good art.

I'm serious. Husband runs off with a politician? Make good art. Leg crushed and then eaten by mutated boa constrictor? Make good art. IRS on your trail? Make good art. Cat exploded? Make good art. Somebody on the Internet thinks what you do is stupid or evil or it's all been done before? Make good art. Probably things will work out somehow, and eventually time will take the sting away, but that doesn't matter. Do what only you do best. Make good art.

Make it on the good days too.

I'm trying...really...I am...

Monday, June 19, 2017

The Books

Looking for something good to read? Want to escape from the real world and enter worlds where most anything is possible?

Now you can!

All seven of my books are available through Smashwords, Kindle, iTunes, NOOK and Lulu. Print editions can be found on CreateSpace and Amazon.

The books range across the history of the universe, from the distant past, into the far distant future…

With Eyes Open…, Campfire Stories, A Bright Symmetry, The Fault Lies Not…, Rae, On A Cold Wind, Brianna and the Three

Find links for the books on my website, Wordboy’s Words… -!books/cnec

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Tell your neighbors’ friends!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Michael P Dunn On Writing and Such 06 21 May 2017

Recorded on 20 May 2017. I decided to record the next video at about
11:45PM when I should've been working on "Stranger." Since it wasn't
planned, it kinda rambles a bit. Just a little background into me, my
writing and how I do what I do.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Michael P Dunn On Writing and Such 05 19 March 2017

The next installment of On Writing and Such, recorded as Facebook Live on 19 March 2017, now uploaded to YouTube. This time, I talked about the second book, Campfire Stories.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Michael P Dunn On Writing and Such 04 19 February 2016

Starting up the Facebook Live videos again. I'll try to do them on a
regular basis again. This time, we go back to the beginning and look at
the first self-published book, With Eyes Open...

Monday, December 19, 2016

Michael P Dunn On Writing And Such 03 18 December 2016

Michael P Dunn On Writing And Such 03 18 December 2016 / Uploaded yesterday's Facebook Live to Youtube if you want to give it a look

Monday, December 5, 2016

Michael P Dunn On Writing and Such 02 3 December 2016

Facebook Live video recorded on 3 December 2016, discussing my views on self-publishing and why I decided to take that route.