What to expect from this site in 2021

For years, this site has been primarily a platform to advertise my publications and share an occasional blogpost, and I've used other sites to post actual literary content. But for 2021, I want to change that! I am moving my existing web serial/novel content to davidwilsonburns.com. I sell much of my writing in traditional book …

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And now for the exciting conclusion of Bay City Runaway!

I was waiting outside when Kyra arrived in her beat-up Nissan Sentra. She pulled up next to me, rolled down the window, and said, “Get in. Oh shit, James. Have you seen your face?” she asked, “And are you drunk?” “I just want to get her out of there. Go! Go! Go!” “Where are we …

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Bay City Runaway Available as a Daily Serial – FREE

As I navigate my way through the beginnings of a writing career, my number one goal is to be read. I have a publisher for one of my books, but my latest book is still unsigned: Bay City Runaway. I've published it myself on Amazon and a number of people have read it. But as …

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My Interview on Hope Cast with Kentstead-Media!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wm1bBqcA2Zk Watch my interview with Kentstead Media about life, writing, and (of course!) HOPE on this special Hope Cast! As a bonus, I take a crack at their jingle from my piano!

Whiff – The audio book!

I am so proud to introduce my first audiobook. It features the voice talents of Peter Kuhn. Jim Bronson is a man of limited social skills and emotional range. His only friend is Mother (Maybelline lipstick, stale coffee, Channel #5, Finesse Moisturizing Shampoo, cigarette smoke, and spearmint gun). He has a rare condition that gives …

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Writing the Second Novel: What I’m Doing Differently

This month, I completed and published my first novel, Bay City Runaway, and last week I dusted off an older project and began writing it.  It's a different kind of novel--more of a mystery and perhaps less emotionally intense.  Bay City was rather dark and moody--like me sometimes. I constructed a scant three-act outline for …

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Balancing a Day Job with Writing a Book

Writers and would-be writers may dream of making a full-time career of writing, but that is becoming an increasingly rare option. Traditionally-published authors are not getting the kinds of advances they used to receive and independently published authors often spend more money than they make, so we must have day jobs to support ourselves and …

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Getting into the rhythm with the new work in progress

I've started writing a new novel--a journalist uncovers a dark secret centered around his childhood church in the south.  When I wrote Bay City Runaway, once I got into a rhythm, I wrote the first draft in about a month.  That's an average of 2800 a day. A little bipolar mania, nudged that along, and …

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Welcome Goodreads!

I've establishing my author status on Goodreads!  I'm still establishing myself with my books.  Two of my books, Bay City Runaway and My Wife Says I'm Complicated, are associated with me and others to come! My most recent book is a novel, Bay City Runaway David Wilson-Burns, author of Whiff and My Wife Says I’m …

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