Bud Parr

Location Tivoli, NY
Occupation Website Builder
Website http://chekhovsmistress.com
IM (GTalk) budparr@gmail.com

About Me

Bud parr is a writer by temperament, a Web developer by trade and the father of three sons. He started his literary blog Chekhov’s Mistress in the summer of 2003. Prior to that he worked for 15 years at very large corporations doing very large jobs that left him feeling very small. He was so inspired by the impact writing online had on his world that he started Sonnet Media, a Web development firm, in 2004 to create Websites and blogs for others.

In addition to running a small business and writing for his blog, he's a blog editor at Words Without Borders, the online magazine for international literature. His most recent fiction can be found in the anthology “Awake: A Reader for the Sleepless.” He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his family and stacks of books.

Why do you write?

I joined this site because I learned through blogging that readers can determine quality as well as editors and the most important thing any writer can do is get their work out into the world.

Any favorite authors? Books?

Lately, Roberto Bolaño, Javier Marías. All time favs: Gogol, Chekhov, Bulgakov, Stendhal, Proust, Melville, Lewis Carroll, Faulkner, Gaddis, Selimovic, Rilke, Crane, Moore, Auden, Bidart, Menashe, Z. Herbert, Borges, Kafka, Calvino, Dante, Dylan Thomas, Joyce, Yeats.

Bud Parr's Wall

Jacob Russell – Nov 14, 2009

Thanks for mentioning this site.

Levi Asher – Jun 05, 2009

Thanks for urging me to check out this place, Bud.

Matthew Tiffany – May 18, 2009

The wall is probably meant more for ... well, I don't know. Something more Facebook-like. And we should probably use messages for maintaining threads.

Bud Parr – May 18, 2009

Oh, I found the place to write on my own wall. I'll delete the second one, MT

Matthew Tiffany – May 18, 2009

Ah, sorry for the double posting about your status of awesome.

Matthew Tiffany – May 18, 2009

Bud Parr Is Awesome.

C. Kaminski – Apr 07, 2009

(Once again), thank you so much for inviting me to the party.
I like it here.

Darryl Price – Apr 03, 2009

Did you mean for that picture to look like you are holding a strange gun up to your head? Everything's saved by the knowing look on your face. It kind of reminds me of Dennis the Menace. Nice to see you here.

David Erlewine – Apr 03, 2009

"Prior to that he worked for 15 years at very large corporations doing very large jobs that left him feeling very small." I'm still living that dream, Bud.

NE – Feb 27, 2009

I am writing on your wall.
SHE IS WRITING ALL OVER THIS WALL, fists pounding, brow sweating.

Brent Robison – Dec 28, 2008

Hi Bud,
I like what you're doing on Chekhov's Mistress and elsewhere. And you may be interested in http://hudsonvalleywriters.ning.com .
Happy New Year!
-- Brent

Genevieve Tucker – Oct 02, 2008

I've just re-visited Jim Ruland and it looks like that is how it works - not much flow to that arrangement, unfortunately. Here we are, twenty four hours into a new site and doing user tests - heh.

Genevieve Tucker – Oct 02, 2008

Thanks for visiting me, Bud - I think you are half right about wall issues, not being a Facebooker I have no idea how to get mine to let me write on it. Dommage.

Genevieve Tucker – Sep 30, 2008

Well, Bud, we meet yet again.

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