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Author: Rick Shaw

Husband, father of four amazing young men, professional geek, and author. I find joy in telling lies & killing people for the entertainment of others.

Beware what you put to paper – it may come back to haunt you

It’s that time of year again – NaNoWriMo. And I find myself, tush in seat, fingers to the keyboard, wracking my brain for a story. My adoring wife wants me to build one to a worst-first sentence I once crafted. That’s not fair, it actually won that particular competition. But it was a throw away line. One intended to illicit…

Illusions of progress

Imagine, if you will, two stories.  With a common premise. Interdependent upon one another. Authored a year apart. The second, done as a challenge by my well-intentioned band of lunatics. The Tunguska Deception has been my personal insanity since December, with the successful completion of 2016’s NaNoWriMo. My current challenge is stitching together these two stories, each approximately 50,000 words.…

Published…

The Fervid Imagination and Writing Process of Rick Shaw – by M. Talley Rick Shaw has been part of the Southern California writing community for over a decade. Though I have known him for roughly five years, we both attended the Santa Barbara Writers Conference for the first time in 2005, when it was held at Westmont College in Montecito.…