My name is Dan and I'm an aspiring author. I'm 24 and from Connecticut, in the MFA in Creative Writing program at Fairfield University. Attended Fordham University and Southern CT State; played on the men's soccer team at both schools. Have done internships at the New Haven Register, Connecticut Post, and Hudson Whitman Press. Currently working at a sports magazine in Bristol, CT.
Stay around for a little while, and read what's on here. Don't be a stranger. I don't bite. If you need any advice, academic, professional, or personal, don't hesitate to ask--I don't mind in the least.
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I don’t know if I’m alone in this, but I think Fan Mail is the coolest thing. Feel free to send me some, and maybe I’ll return the gesture. :)
You definitely wouldn’t know my high school crush, but we do still keep in touch as friends…strictly friends. Is he/she still in your life? If not, you have to ask, if this person means that much to you, is it better to have him/her in your life as a friend than not at all?
Okay, I’ll share one because she is just the coolest, freest spirit. Emileefullofgrace.tumblr.com…one of the nicest people ever too. Be kind to her, please. She’s not on often anymore, I don’t believe, but check her out.
YES. I love this kind of question. Only downside is that I could never limit it to just five, but I guess I have to, here. I guess to be fair to myself, I’ll just pick five currently dead. The first would absolutely have to be F. Scott Fitzgerald. Second, Heath Ledger. Third, Edgar Allan Poe. Fourth, Marilyn Monroe (I really want to hear her side of things). And lastly, basketball great Pete Maravich—long story. Those are just the first ones that came to mind. Damn…I’m already regretting not thinking more.
The most wonderful thing, on the opposite side of that (I’m playing this guy), is when someone new and interesting comes along, if they’re outgoing or not. When you’re completely blindsided—in a good way—by how outgoing and forthcoming someone is about their feelings, that’s just the best for me, personally. I would just be like, “So [insert awesome dude’s name], what’s your story?” Just talk about things; what do you love, what does he love. Then if there’s a spark, just be honest and upfront about your feelings. If they aren’t reciprocated, then you guys would obviously work as friends. If they are, then bingo…cue the Barry White. Always be honest, with restraint though, with how you feel. At the end of the day, you could get hurt, but at least there will be no “what if.” “What if”s are worse than anything else.