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Eugene Tower
Eugene Tower is a young writer just starting his career.
Interests: Writing, Fiction, Novels, Short Fiction, Reading, Action Movies
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–OR— How to Be the Guy Crying in the Theater During a Movie about Cars and Explosions Have you seen Mad Max: Fury Road yet? If not, do. It's the greatest movie of our generation. Don't worry, I'll wait. Done? Okay. Spoilers ahead. When the movie opens and gets through... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2015 at
I picked up All You Need is Kill for two reasons. The first was that I loved the movie version, Edge of Tomorrow. If you haven't seen it, you should. The second was that I was in an airport, and I was only around fifty pages until the end of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2015 at
I've had Joe Hill's Horns on my to-read list for a while now, ever since I finished (and enjoyed) Heart Shaped Box. I finally picked it up because the movie's out now (or is going to be? I'm not sure about the actual release because it premiered at some festival,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2014 at
Here's some simple advice. You should know it already because it shows up in nearly every book or blog post or drunken monologue there is about how to write. Use the active voice. Notice I did not say, "The active voice is to be used," because that's passive, and it... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at
There is probably a critique group that meets occasionally somewhere near you. Google it. Contact whoever's in charge, and join up. Today. I'm not telling you this so you can show up and start getting your work critiqued, though. You should go so you can critique the work of others.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2014 at
I'm late to this Gone Girl party. I finally decided to read it because I was the only one of my writing friends who hadn't yet. I had high expectations—I mean, Ben Affleck's going to be in the movie, and he's also going to be Batman, for fuck's sake. He's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at
I just finished with Heart-Shaped Box, the first of two novels by Joe Hill. I decided to read Joe Hill because I follow him on Twitter and I tend to like what he says. As a reader:As a modern take on a ghost story, Heart-Shaped Box succeeds brilliantly. The way... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2012 at
I'm not ashamed to admit that the first draft of my novel isn't very good. I've done my best to move on and forget about that big stack of papers in my filing cabnent after finishing it just over two months ago, so maybe I'm just remembering my own work... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2012 at
I’d love to be the kind of writer who can say “I’ve done some of my best work in bars.” Unfortunately I’m not that cool. I can say I’ve done at least some work in bars, and maybe some of it was decent, but no more than that. I can... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2012 at
The other day on Twitter I saw a request for authors who would like to be interviewed. My first thought was Hey, I'm an author, I'd like to be interviewed! My second thought was I've never been published or paid, though. So I replied to the tweet with a tweet... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2012 at
Thanks, man!
Eloquently said, sir. Thanks for classing the place up a little!
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A piece of short fiction about fathers and their sons, approximately 2500 words long -- just over nine typed pages. Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2012 at
I completed the first draft of my novel (working title: The Last Vampire Story) during my two week long roadtrip to Boston with my wife. I typed the final words in Des Moines, Iowa, drinking hotel coffee from a paper cup. It is 330 pages filled with 96,700 words. There... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2012 at
This must be what it's like to have a family. It's an experience I've never had before as an adult. This morning my wife and I sat on the porch drinking coffee with an aunt and uncle I haven't seen in three years. My uncle's house is in a forest,... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2012 at
I sit down at a picknick style table under a picturesque cluster of trees. It's made of wood and has been painted brown, dusted here and there with a light green moss. Birds flutter around me, and the grass is riddled with tiny white flowers. Semi trucks rumble in the... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2012 at
We've driven over eight-hundred miles along US Interstate 80 today, totalling up to nearly thirteen hours travel time, ten or eleven of which were in the car. The sun set, warming our backs, just over half an hour ago, turning the flat Wyoming landscape a warm and comforting pink. We've... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2012 at
Every person I see is so different from me and from each other, yet we all share one similarity: we don’t belong here. Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2012 at
I've been trying to tell stories since before I had anywords to tell them with. Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2012 at
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