I'm a writer and journalist currently living in Rome, Ga.
Previously, I attended Auburn University where I earned a bachelor's of arts in English with a concentration on creative writing.
People could describe me as a rambler of sorts - having lived in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and Virgina in my 25 years - but I'd like to think of myself personally as a small town man whose lived a big city life.
Most of my work up to this present point has been in the short form, with the exception of the first draft of a novel I wrote during my junior year titled "Stuck in the Elevator." I've also had a short story and an essay featured in the Spring 2007 edition of The Auburn Circle.
Check out a more thorough resume of my work at Kevinmyrick.com
I write firstly for the pleasure of telling a story - mainly just for myself - and place the needs of the reader firmly in the back seat. It sounds completely backwards for what writers consider the typical creative process, but its the way I work.
My creativity is fueled by the passion for realism, so many of the stories I craft I look for a simple dialect in the voice of my characters and smart prose. I would say I achieve those goals in about one out of every 10 stories I write.
I could go on and on about the authors and books that I've drawn inspiration from over the past few years, but chief among them are Nick Hornby and his novels "High Fidelity" and "About a Boy;" Garrison Keillor's Saturday radio program on NPR "A Prarie Home Companion" and his novel "Lake Wobegon Days." The work of Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, E.B. White, Tom Wolfe, Kurt Vonnegut and even Tom Clancy are chief among the authors on my book shelves.
Congrats on your chapbook! Michelle Elvy posted the link in the General Forums!
Hi Kevin, thanks for your comment-in-haiku to "These Goth Days" - GL
Thanks, Kevin, for the comment and fave on French Kiss. Glad you liked the knee jammed up against the dashboard. Pretty sure it was worth it.
Kev, great interview on the blog about the Flag Day Challenge!
What a fine thing to have done, taking the time to read my story and offering thoughtful comments. Thanks, hoss.
Thanks, Kevin, for your kind words about "Raymond Chandler and His Wife." I appreciate your comment very much.
Kevin, My re-writen story "Omaha" is still saying "deleted" when I click on the challenge. Could you please get rid of the delete, since I think I did a good job the second try. thanks.
Funny piece Kevin! I went to follow you on Twitter and saw that I already am! Your hatless picture threw me off! LOL!
Kevin, your story The Serious Writer Tracks His Stats is so great, I keep thinking of the smoking computer
Kevin, I'm glad you liked my nutty stories. Loony Tunes indeed, huh?
Kevin, thanks for commenting on "The Grand Unfurl." It was a joy to write the piece.
Thanks for the Flag Day challenge. I'm not sure Pleiku Jacket would have come forward without it.
Love the Fictionaut Faves April's Fools Edition, Kevin :) Bravo!
Kevin -- terrific job on running the Fool's Day prompt. Appreciate all your work here and on your blog. Thanks!
McQueen! Thanks for the comments, Kevin.
Kevin, thanx for commenting on "gods sense of humor". I responded to your comment on the story's wall.
Thanks Kev, I appreciate the read!
wow, thank you for your very nice words about my story, "Yield, Retract, Step, Freeze"!
Are you aware of Like The Dew? http://likethedew.com/ - always looking for writers. No $ but maybe soon. Great southern cultural perspectives.
Thx btw for the nod on my piece. the "certain" bit was a deliberate device to cause discomfort.
Glad you liked my story. Thanks!
Hey, Kevin, thanks for the read and the comment. Can't wait to read about Beauregard!
Welcome to Fictionaut, Kevin. Another Southerner! Thanks for reading and supporting "Peach."
hey kevin. about that archive mystery in my study: thanks for saying that out loud ('elves'). it was on my mind but everybody would've called me a sentimental old geezer had i said it. or worse, a LOTR fan.
Thanks again, Kevin, I appreciate the read and comments.
Hi Kevin. Thanks for the read and comments. foster.
Hey, Kevin, thank you for your comments on my story!