I began writing poetry in college when an old Boy Scout friend of mine, a few years younger wound up at the same community college as me for a semester.  We began meeting with a few other people on campus and started a small poetry group.  That's how my collection of poetry came about.

Fast forward a few years, I started to consider that I might like to write a novel.  I tried several times but could never get further than a short story.  Then, one day it happened.  I came upon a subject that interested me and I just kept writing that storyline over the next few months.  The next thing I knew, I had a rough draft of a novel completely hand-written in a notebook.  Several edits later, THE BOOK OF JUBILEES was born.  That was 2009.

In 2010, I completed the first draft of MORE ANGER THAN SORROW and realized I could write books that were a little more disturbing but still make the characters likable.  That novel led to INTENSITY and CALLING BABEL.

After four novels, my advice to any writer is: write what you enjoy.  The writing process is long and it takes quite a bit of patience.  In the end, nothing may come out of what you wrote but at least you've written something you can enjoy (with perhaps a few others).

When I'm not writing, I'm active with my wife and three sons in South Carolina.

#ericmblack




RECENT BLOG POSTS:
  • Being a Young Man The other day as I was getting coffee at Dunkin Donuts, the lady who completed my order told me to "Have a nice day, young man."  Now, there were many ...
    Posted Nov 23, 2014, 6:19 AM by Eric Black
  • My Review of THE MAKING OF NEBRASKA BROWN by Louise Caiola With the help of my wife, here is my review of THE MAKING OF NEBRASKA BROWN by Louise Caiola. THE MAKING OF NEBRASKA BROWN is a delightful book, spinning the ...
    Posted Sep 4, 2014, 2:59 AM by Eric Black
  • Ice, Ice Baby (Too Cold, TOO COLD!) So everyone is into the #icebucketchallenge!  It's a lot of fun (of course it's cold) and it seems to be everywhere.  But why are we dumping buckets of ...
    Posted Aug 24, 2014, 11:53 AM by Eric Black
Showing posts 1 - 3 of 18. View more »