A Writer’s Moment

I awoke early today, tugged my sleep mask up over my forehead, and reached over to my phone to check the time. It was 5:36--a time I'm willing to wake up to. I gave myself twenty minutes or so to lay awake while the Mad About You theme song once again kicked into high gear …

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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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Bay City Runaway in Paperback

David Wilson-Burns, author of Whiff and My Wife Says I’m Complicated, offers his gritty and emotionally potent debut novel, Bay City Runaway, a story of two runaways finding each other in their escape from abuse and tragedy. James, a thirty-something software wiz with a drinking problem, runs away to San Francisco to escape a tragedy …

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Whiff and The Smell Collector

Still my most popular stories, Whiff: A Novella and The Smell Collector are certainly still available to read for free online. "The Smell Collector" was a serial I published many years ago.  It is a whimsical and quirky story of a man with limited social skills and an extraordinary sense of smell.  For a full blurb …

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Back to the 90s!

My current project has a lot 1990s backstory.  I went to college and started my career in the nineties, so I know a thing or two about it, but it's not really about the nineties.  It's about the relationship between the protagonist and the woman who would become his wife and ultimately the reason he has …

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Back on Track with Bay City Runaway

About ten years ago I wrote ten short parts of a web serial called Bay City Runaway.  Here's a five chapter teaser.  It's about an alcoholic who has left Oklahoma in the 2000s to live in San Francisco to get away from his old life and the demons that haunt him, and his entanglement with a …

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