M.A. Brotherton

I'm not an adult, but I play one on the Internet.


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What I want More than to be in Print

Hello Internet,

As most of you know, I’ve spent the last few years pretending I was a writer and the last few months actually working my ass off to make that true. I finished my first novel in November, spent December and January re-writing it and have sent it off to a select few of you to create buzz and/or crowd source my editing as the cheap, lazy bastard that I am. I spent the last week knocking out the first in a series of short stories with my writing partner, and more on that to come. It will be out soonish, and that’s a whole thing. It’s a little different than what I am writing on my own, but for those of you that enjoyed the crazy antics of Half Drunk Podcast, it’ll interest you. I’ll talk more about that when it is coming to fruition, but for now,… Continue reading

An Update on My Braingoos.

I want to start by saying this is not a post bemoaning my life. I am actually in a really good place right now. I’ve finished the second draft of my book. I’ve got a job that I enjoy. I’m (relatively) warm. I’ve lost 80 pounds. I’m in a good place.

The problem with that place is that it happens to be 1500 miles from the closest of my friends.


Rewrites, Edits, and Beta-Readers – An Update

Most of you probably know that I recently finished the first draft of my New Adult Urban Fantasy Adventure Novel. As of right now, I’m also about 1/4 of the way through the rewrite for Draft 2. This project has taken a lot more time than I thought it was going to need, but I’ve learned so much from it, that I wouldn’t trade the last few months for anything. You see, I’ve written a book in the past. I’ve even tried to convince myself that I was editing it, when I was really just slapping it around and calling myself horrible names. This book, though, has been a very, very different experience.

It started as a wriggly thought-worm in the back of my head years and years ago. I kept telling myself, or anyone that cornered me about my writing, that this was the project I was working on.… Continue reading

#Cultivate2014 – Die, Die, Die, Die, Die, Die, and Die!

The last few years have seemed to be a real downer for everyone. So, indulge in the whiny and get it out of the way. There are some things we just can’t move on from until we’ve spent some time burning effigies. So, that’s what we’re going to do. Tell us about a time when you’ve been heartbroken, angry, or even just annoyed. Tell us about something you just can’t seem to let go of or get over. Spread that grievous infection all around, and thin it out. Really lay into it. We’ll all feel better in the long run.

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