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About kingmidget

About the name. I was the youngest of four. Until I got to kindergarten, I didn't have much to say. All I had to do to get what I wanted was to point, and a sibling, or loving parent, would fulfill my request. As a result, my father coined the nickname -- King Midget. At least that's the way the story goes. I am a father, husband, friend, and lover, writer, runner, pizza maker, baker, and many other things. What I am not is my occupation. It is my job that pays the bills and provides for my family. But, it does not define me.

An AI Experiment

Over at Writers Supporting Writers, our latest chat included a discussion about Artificial Intelligence (AI). During the conversation, Audrey mentioned she might try an experiment. Feed some elements into ChatGPT or Bard and ask for a short story based on … Continue reading

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An Unfinished Story

A couple of days ago I shared on the Twitterer that I had a dream that went something like this. I have a story that I’ve finished and I want somebody to read it. But not just anybody. I wanted … Continue reading

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Things are Changing

As I mentioned in my last post, I’m doing a few things other than writing these days. Acrylic art. Photography. Having a booth at at the Elk Grove Festival of the Arts at the end of April. I’ve thought a … Continue reading

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What I’ve Been Up To

It’s been a few months since I’ve posted here, and also since I’ve done a podcast episode. There are reasons! After publishing Killing Berthold Gambrel and The Basement via Draft2Digital last fall, I decided to republish all of my previous … Continue reading

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One Final Publishing Update

As noted here a few weeks ago, my new novella, The Basement, is available in paperback and ebook formats just about everywhere. Googling “Mark Paxson The Basement” turns up hits that show it’s available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Scribd, … Continue reading

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More Publishing News

First though, where can you find The Basement. As an e-book, it’s available everywhere. The thing about that link is that it doesn’t include everything. It doesn’t include Amazon. It doesn’t include Overdrive. And a couple of others. So, contrary … Continue reading

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Publishing News

August 5, 2022 will be a day that lives in infamy. It is the day that The Basement becomes available as an e-book. I am using Draft2Digital to publish the e-book, which means it will be distributed much more widely … Continue reading

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It was the last day at my old job. Spur of the moment, without checking with my wife, I decided to invite a few co-workers over to my place to just hangout and quietly celebrate my departure. I sent an … Continue reading

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Facilitation – How A Prompt Becomes A Novella

The latest edition of my podcast is up. The opening pages of a recently completed draft of Facilitation, a novella that got its start from a writing prompt back in October. As always, here is the link on Spotify, but … Continue reading

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New Podcast Episode

Just listen … (This is the link to Spotify, but the podcast, Slice of Life Stories, can also be found on other podcast platforms, including the iTunes Store and the Apple Podcast App. If you listen and the platform provides … Continue reading

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