Author Archives: Richard Howk

About Richard Howk

Fiction author with my first novel, Pariah, available December 2nd.

The Long Road Back

It has been nearly a year since I’ve written anything on here, the longest duration between posts for me since I starting writing on here over eight years ago. I’ve had stretches before where I have neglected this blog, but … Continue reading

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Coming Home

If you saw my Facebook update today, you already know that I turned in the manuscript for the short story The Evil Among Us. It is with the editor at this moment. That in itself is an amazing feeling. To … Continue reading

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NRE in Your Writing

One of the hardest things to fight as an author is when you are in the middle of your WIP (Work In Progress) and the Muse decides to drop the sexiest, juiciest story right in the middle of your plate. … Continue reading

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The Shawshank Principle

I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying. ~Andy Dufresne, The Shawshank Redemption. We all have our own varied experience here on this planet. Some seem to be blessed with all the world … Continue reading

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Bringing On The Water Works

For those of you who know me well, you know that I am an emotional man. I listen to love songs exclusively whenever my daughter doesn’t have control of the radio. Literally, Celine Dion’s Greatest Hits is in my car’s … Continue reading

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Fat Shaming Myself

If you have seen my head shot for my book cover on my various social media platforms, you might have said to yourself, “Man, Richard’s kind of a big boy.” To that I would say, “Thank you!” Because big boy … Continue reading

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21

21. My favorite number. What a funny thing to say, A favorite number? Yet we all have one. When you read ‘My favorite number,’ I bet yours popped in to your head. But, why do we develop such strong affectations … Continue reading

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