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Random Writing Quote:

“Chapter 1.
He adored New York City. He idolized it all out of proportion...no, make that: he - he romanticized it all out of proportion. Yes. To him, no matter what the season was, this was still a town that existed in black and white and pulsated to the great tunes of George Gershwin.'

Uh, no let me start this over.

'Chapter 1.
He was too romantic about Manhattan, as he was about everything else. He thrived on the hustle bustle of the crowds and the traffic. To him, New York meant beautiful women and street-smart guys who seemed to know all the angles...'.

Ah, corny, too corny for my taste. Can we ... can we try and make it more profound?
'Chapter 1.
He adored New York City. For him, it was a metaphor for the decay of contemporary culture. The same lack of individual integrity that caused so many people to take the easy way out was rapidly turning the town of his dreams in...'

No, that's a little bit too preachy. I mean, you know, let's face it, I want to sell some books here.
'Chapter 1.
He adored New York City, although to him it was a metaphor for the decay of contemporary culture. How hard it was to exist in a society desensitized by drugs, loud music, television, crime, garbage...'

Too angry, I don't want to be angry.

'Chapter 1.
He was as tough and romantic as the city he loved. Behind his black-rimmed glasses was the coiled sexual power of a jungle cat.'

I love this.

'New York was his town, and it always would be.”

--Woody Allen

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Member info for Ed Dzwonkowski

Ed Dzwonkowski

http://www.EdEsq.com

Ed wrote and self-published a nonfiction book - 20 years ago.

Now that the sales have been dwindling on that one, he figures it's time to come out with another book, so he joined this writer's group with the hope that it'll motivate him to finish this second nonfiction book. (It's working! You people are great!).

And while he's at it, he supposes he might as well start in on that novel too. He's been mustering up the courage to tackle that monster, thinking this writer's group will inspire him on his journey in fiction-writing too. (It's working! You people are great!).

In the intervening years, Ed wrote the lyrics for an album’s worth of songs, and produced that album. Check out “Angels Are All Around You” by The H Street Band at www.FollowYourPlan.com.

In a past life many quill pens ago, Ed optioned a Richard North Patterson novel, and wrote and marketed the screenplay adapted from the novel. (No sale). He also teamed up with a funny guy and co-wrote a sit-com spec script. This got them a pitch session with some TV producers to pitch ideas for sitcoms. (No sale). (No beachfront, ocean view Malibu home, but who needs that to be happy - right?).

While waiting for those paychecks from writing to pick-up, Ed remains grateful for his day job, which he’s enjoyed for many years. It’s the reason you get the photo of him with the suit and tie. He is a successful (see the suit and tie) estate planning attorney, who also handles trust administration and probate, in Huntington Beach. He has empathy and compassion for everyone he meets, but he especially prides himself on the personal, caring service he renders to his clients. And if you also like a lawyer with a sense of humor, he’s got that too.

What have you learned from all of this? Never ask a writer to write his own Bio!