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WRITING THE BOOK I WAS DESTINED TO WRITE

    An English major joke goes like this: I like to write poetry, but I suck at writing poetry. So I wrote a short story that was worse than my poem. To fix the problem I wrote a novel and it’s the worst yet, and this explains the deluge of bad writing.

WRITE A BOOK, THEY SAID. IT’LL BE FUN, 2

    What is the goal of writing a book? To get readers to turn the page. Such a modest goal. Should there be any other? I call it a building block, that’s what I call goals. What happens when you achieve your goals, when you have readers turning to the next page. Write another […]

A PERSONAL PRIVATE LOVE STORY, PART TWO

    My biggest goal this year is getting my cancer memoir-70’s dating history-love story to a literary agent, to a publisher, to the book store in every airport with books for travelers who need something to avoid thinking about what could wrong on take off and landing and everything wrong where they’re headed. I’ve […]

AMAZON SEARCH FOR BITTER, ANGRY, PROFANE MEMOIR

    Amazon search is easy, like google, except you can buy the search results right away. Not so much on google prime. I’m not searching as much as researching the competition during editing breaks of my cancer memoir in the works, and happy to find great books on the topic, though not too many […]

Dating Future: Medical Steps To Avoid Sex Cancer Without An Aversion

    The dating future may end up sounding like a job interview, or filling out a security clearance form.   Vice came out with a post that ought to make it a necessity.   Maybe is supposed to be funny, and I see the humor, but really? It’s not that funny, and I like […]

Neck Cancer … What Is It Good For … Absolutely Nothing

A reader left a comment recently that moved me to respond in a universal way.   Hey Patrick,   Thanks for coming over to boomerpdx. A quick question: How did you find me and this topic. I write about it a lot, but not too many show up in comments like you. I’m glad you’ll […]

F CANCER WALK DOWN PORTLAND SOUTH PARK BLOCKS

  If holding paper from an institute of higher learning means anything, it means exposure to civil discourse.   I hold paper from Portland State University, so F Cancer.   Can I get a, “Hell Yeah!”

BLOGGER BEATS SEX CANCER, HIRES WRITING COACH

As if facing any cancer isn’t shocking enough, but sex cancer? From the moment of the first ‘you’ve got cancer’ phone call until this moment, the sense of plague-like certain doom sets in. Will doom plague the rest of my life from sex cancer? Is so that sucks for me, said every cancer patient in […]