It's been a while since I've posted. I've been busy trying to get my first novel done before November so I can participate in NaNoWriMo. Yesterday, I completed the first draft of my first novel just in time. Now, I'm working on my second novel. It's basically a story about a man who lives next… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Starts!
I'm standing at an alter in a dank, shadow filled church. The alter is off to the side, in an especially tucked away corner. There are a few candles sitting on the dusty white cloth draped across it. Only about half of the candles are lit and it seems like they're going out one by… Continue reading The Invisible Flame
Alright, folks. Only two days until my collection, "That Which Gets in the Way" is out! Here's a handful of poems from it. I really hope you enjoy these and the rest of my book. It's a very important piece of my life. I was suffering extreme depression just over a year ago and this… Continue reading That Which Will Get in the Way
Here's what I got done on my lunch break today. I'm really happy with how these kinds of poems are turning out, even though it's been years since I've written a lot of this style. Enjoy! punch the one who stores your soul inside his ring punched the ring into a wall the bone… Continue reading Poems for the Weekend
Here's another dream scene from the novel I'm working on. Again, this is first draft stuff and will probably change a lot by the time the novel it out, but I thought it was cool enough to share now. It's loosely based on a dream I had about my grandfather just after he died. Anyway,… Continue reading Writing a Dream
The time in between books seems so long at first, but it goes by quickly. Here are some poems I wrote this week. They're not the same style as what will be in my next collection, but I think it will be cool to read these now, and then again after finishing the journey that… Continue reading New Poems
All of my poetry books, so far, have been a pretty good snapshot of a period in my life. "Couch to Couch" was written when I'd first moved out on my own, met my wife, and started taking writing courses in college. "That Which Gets in the Way" is going to be a ride along… Continue reading Laura’s Poems: Inspired by Twin Peaks