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Neal W.

Location:

Sterling, VA

Member since:

July 8, 2013

What kind of book project are you working on?

Two actually. A story of our dog Fame who we lost to cancer, and a collection of my poetry as I dig through cartons of unpublished journals, poems, and reflections. I'm not good with fiction. I see, and expand on what I see. I hope that others will appreciate the way that I express what everyone feels.

How long have you been working on your book?

6 months, though it's drawn from many years of writing. It's 7/10/13 and I've decided to add a bit more here. I have 2 personal sites. One is a site where I began writing about our dog Fame. Now that I mention it, I'd really like to complete it and see it published. It means gathering pictures as well as memories. http://www.afoggyword.com - The other is a blog that I began that will show you some of my poetry and prose. http://afoggyword.blogspot.com

Have you been published?

"Anteroom Poetry" contains a collection of my poems as well as a friend's, Adam Lizakowski's poetry. A second book that I published was "My War; My Dreams; In Pieces". My wife wanted me to go through cartons that have sat in our utility room for the 20 years of our marriage. As I transferred the script into the computer to preserve it, I realized that there was enough to publish and I searched and found what I feel is the best publishing house for me. That's when it really began.

Tell us a bit more about yourself.

I like classical music and nature. I've become involved with a local non-profit theater group, (another love of mine,) and have mainly supported them as house manager and treasurer. I look forward to getting more involved on the creative side of theater, but it hasn't happened yet. I was very much into music in my younger days and have a good ear as well as a good eye in admiring the skill and dedication of dancers and gymnasts. I like the seagulls and pelicans at the beach.

Introduction

I'm a Vietnam Veteran with PTSD. I use writing as a reflection of my experiences, an outlet for frustration, and an effort to heal.


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