Dave Clapper


Location Seattle, WA
Website http://smokelong.com/

Books by Dave Clapper
  • by editor
    Snowvigate Press, INC, 2009.
  • About Me

    I've been writing off and on most of my life (more off than on). Since 2003, I've edited and published SmokeLong Quarterly (http://smokelong.com). My story "Spike. Resonance." (first published in FRiGG Magazine) is forthcoming in "Online Writing: Best of the First Ten Years" from snow*vigate (and you can read it by clicking over there on the left). Recently, I've become a trustee of http://undergroundlibrary.info, a Wiki for independent literature (where you should promptly go to create/update an article about yourself).

    Why do you write?

    My creativity is probably fueled most by negative periods in my life, which I think is why my pen has largely been dormant for the past several years. I write to communicate, to express that I exist, that I matter.

    Any favorite authors? Books?

    Haruki Murakami, David James Duncan, Kurt Vonnegut, Dr. Seuss, Antoine de St. Exupery, Sam Shepard, Ken Kesey, W.P. Kinsella, Kent Haruf, Marilyn Robinson, Anne Lamott, Natalie Goldberg

    Most recently, I loved "Elephants in Our Bedroom" by Michael Czyzniejewski.

    Currently reading Etgar Keret for the first time.

    Dave Clapper's Wall

    Cynthia Reeser – Nov 30, 2009

    Dave, it's so nice to have you with us over at the Prick of the Spindle group. Thanks for joining!

    Franklin Goodish – Nov 13, 2009

    ha, indeed, "this is good" only gets you so far. it's weird that i took such umbrage at matt's initial comment. i would rather hear interesting comments, even if not flattering, than a simple "enjoyed" or "this rocks," etc. it is true that stories are never done. in most ss collections, the versions included are not exactly the same as when they were published.

    Franklin Goodish – Nov 13, 2009

    Thanks, Dave, for your insightful comments to my latest piece. Also, sorry I sort of hijacked your butterfly story comments section.

    See ya – Sep 24, 2009

    Thanks for reading the Loretta Lynn story. Glad you dug it. It was fun as hell to write, something that's always the most important thing for me.

    Erica Hoskins Mullenix – Sep 21, 2009

    I am finding lots of things to love here. Thanks for checking in. Figuring out the code for adding you to my digital social media pages. emagination.org & http://ericamullenix.posterous.com/

    If you have one already, let me know!

    Cami Park – Sep 16, 2009

    Thanks, Dave, I will for sure!

    Erica Hoskins Mullenix – Sep 03, 2009

    Thanks for the invite, Dave. I dove right in except for, you know, having an actual written story to post, but I'll be your most excellent reader just as I was in Mrs. Johnston's second grade class exceptional readers group. Cheers! Erica

    Ben Loory – Sep 02, 2009

    Brautigan is the best! So glad you understand. Most people just stare blankly at the mention of his name.

    R. Mangla – Aug 28, 2009

    I don't have a good answer for that. Some oc tendency that also compels me to take down every story after a few days on the Zoe boards. Not sure about the psychology behind it.

    Dave Clapper – Aug 28, 2009

    I encourage folks to join the SmokeLong Quarterly group: http://www.fictionaut.com/groups/smokelong-quarterly.

    Siolo Thompson – Mar 06, 2009

    Hi Dave,

    I've never done a reading but I'm certianly game. First time for everything as they say... they also say first times are often unpleasant and third times are charms and you should beat two stones with one brid and not let your bear out of the barn... so perhaps 'they' are not to be listened to. Umm, yes, I read with you, it would be my pleasure.

    Siolo Thompson – Mar 05, 2009

    Hey Dave! Nice to meet you, thank you for commenting!

    Michelle Tandoc – Feb 04, 2009

    Nice profile pic, Dave!

    Tara Laskowski – Feb 03, 2009

    What is your pug's name? My parents have one named Gracie, and she is insane.

    Gail Siegel – Jan 30, 2009

    We have the same birthday! (Though I'm way older than you are...)

    Myfanwy Collins – Jan 29, 2009

    Dave!

    Katrina Denza – Jan 29, 2009

    Hi, Dave!

    You must log in to write on Dave Clapper's wall.