Welcome to Beneath the Pages

Thank you for coming. I’m a writer, a novelist, and that requires me to labor in secret for great lengths of time, but one of the things I enjoy most about writing is sharing it. So here we are.

In between chapters of my WIP novel(s), I release short stories, poetry, dialogues, and other interesting content here. I hope you enjoy them, and I’d love to hear what you have to say. For one thing, your questions help me outline the ‘behind the scenes’ journal entries that give Beneath the Pages it’s name.

You can contact me at beneathpages@gmail.com

Want to read something fun? Check out the sidebar to the right of this entry to browse a selection of whatever you’re in the mood for. Or, reach into my box of chocolates and see what you get!

[A Chocolate][Another Chocolate][This is Also Chocolate][Yep, Still Chocolate]

(I know it looks like text but it’s definitely chocolate)

Not everything I write can be released on this blog, for several reasons.

  1. It’s not good enough/It’s not finished. Some things don’t turn out the way I want them to. Not every story is a success, not every idea fits the way I want it to. Part of my writing process is to start a lot of stories that don’t go anywhere, just to explore ideas. This allows me to develop better stories later without having to commit to writing through something I don’t intend to use. In any case, I don’t want to release stories that aren’t up to par, or won’t be finished.
  2. I plan to publish it somewhere else. Lots of publishers don’t want things that have already been published to the internet. And those special projects I plan to sell, I can’t post for free.
  3. It’s not interesting/It doesn’t make sense. Some things require too much context to make for good reading on their own. Some things just aren’t that interesting to begin with, or are too far from my usual work to expect you to be interested in them. Also included in this category is It’s too political. This isn’t the place for that, and that sort of discussion tends to leave a sour taste in my mouth anyway.

As a result, I spend a lot of time writing things that will never be posted here. In lieu of a regular schedule for this blog, I tend to post whenever I have something to say, be it twice in one week or once every couple of months. I recommend clicking the follow button on the sidebar over there so that you don’t have to keep checking anything but your email to see what I’m up to.

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