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Dan O.


Atlanta, GA

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July 15, 2013

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What genres do you like? Who are your favorite writers?

Creative nonfiction. Pete Hamill. Tom Wolfe. John Irving. Phillip Roth. David Guterson

Have you chosen a particular genre? Format? Please elaborate: (I write short story horror, poety, romance novels, etc)

I kept a blog for about five years. It intertwined political, religious, and cultural issues--typically with a humorous bent. I had fun with a very Frankenstein-ian connecting seemingly disparate issues. My real work, my life's work, still resides in the much more serious story I spend five years wholly invested in writing. It is autobiographical and works around the theme that everything happens for a reason. Events that caused me to totally rethink my reason for living eventually drove me to devote all I had to writing. I wrote fiction because I thought that was a disarming way of telling a very intensive and subjective story. In review, I now believe I should have written in my creative nonfiction voice Determining the structure is what I am looking to do. I also have a handful of stories--some fiction, most creative nonfiction that are in the voice I'd like to re-write my opus in.

If you could write your short bio on a book jacket, what would it say?

A thinker, a wander, a person who cares deeply about purpose. Dan has held a variety of jobs, but his calling is to share the stories given to him.

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I have always been a writer. Over 25 years, I have given it varying amounts of time and energy. At times being totally invested; other times totally blocked. There is work I have to do. I'm looking to gear back up.

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