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Writing: Doing the Work With A Smile And A Prayer

Something very special is currently developing in my writing life; however, it is too soon to tell what exactly will develop.  It’s like a Polaroid picture, waiting and staring at the gray square that, with a bit more time, will show if your photo is a keeper or throwaway. At times, it is hard to […]

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Writing From A Distance

The other day, after writing the first draft of my latest screenplay, I drove to Butano State Park and went for a hike.  Now, you might be asking, “How does this relate to writing?” As most of you know, writing, in most cases, occurs in solitude with a focused state of mind.  Even a writer, […]

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Writing With Invisible Ink

This post has nothing to do with the creative writing process and everything to do with the consequences of being a writer.  So, I won’t discuss how I start a writing project, continue through the process, or how I push toward its completion.  I’ll leave that post for another time.  This post is about living […]

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I’M BAAAACK WITH FUN, SHORT STORIES ABOUT THE WRITING LIFE, AND OTHER LIFE STUFF

Wow!  It’s been some time since my last post, and I apologize to those who have found my previous posts interesting.  Ok, whew!  So, there’s been a lot that has transpired since my last post, which was on 10.30.12 (approx. 8 months).  Honestly, I don’t know where to start, so I’ll attempt to give the […]

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Uh, This Week? Yeah, I’m Still Hanging In There

The most exciting thing that happened this week is that the San Francisco Giants won the World Series, which is special because I live in San Francisco, and I’m a Giants fan. Okay, I just had to get that out of the way. Now for the bittersweet: Less than 90 days ago, two literary agents […]

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Hello, I Must be Going

The other day, I unexpectedly bumped into a person from high school, who I haven’t seen in many, many years.  It was awkward, to say the least.  I tried to cut the conversation short, excuse myself, and get back to present life; however, it was obvious that he wanted to take me hostage and walk […]

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The Red Monkey Lounge. Where is it?

Wow, it’s been more than a few days since my last post.  I always seem to fall behind on things when I’m in a writing project.  I’m currently  in the middle of writing a screenplay.  A comedy, which I discovered is pretty challenging.  Coincidentally, I met two stand-up comics last week, and they agreed that […]

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Short Story: Cradles Pond

Hello again, Since I received such a great response from my last post, I decided to post another short story.  This short was first published in Readerjack.  Enjoy! “Cradles Pond” (4,717 words).   When a father and his son go missing at Cradles Pond, the small town sheriff and his deputy begin their investigation.  The law […]

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Crime, Romance, and Self-Sacrifice: Sea Of Hearts

This post is for readers who really enjoy the quick, literary 1-2-punch that only short stories can deliver.  Enjoy! Title of story: Sea Of Hearts  Sea Of Hearts (7, 630 word count): this story interweaves elements of crime, romance, and self-sacrifice and entertains the notion, regardless of the odds, love always find its way home.  […]

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Oiling The Gears: Freewheeling

Ernest Langston is a San Francisco Bay Area writer. Go to http://www.ernestlangston.com to get more information on his current writing projects, screenplays, book trailer, publishing credits, and latest wonderment. His debut novel, Born from Ashes, is available for purchase at  www.Amazon.com and other retailers. Check out the book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2mTiGdUY0M Go to http://www.goodreads.com and read, […]

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