If you’ve never heard of Red Green you may be missing one of the biggest laughs to come out of the wilds of Canada since…well…forever. This duct-tape packing man’s man is known for his down-to-the-dirt philosophy (“Keep your stick on the ice!”), his red and green suspenders and his ability to have grown men and women doubled over with laughter. Our writer Dan L. Hays tells about the time he joined the Red Green Fan Club and caught up with Red himself.
For writers, sometimes putting words on page isn’t the problem — the trouble is what to do with them after they are written.
A man decides to explore his dead father’s pain, in order to resolve a relationship which still bothers him. He decides to work the wheat harvest to walk in his father’s shoes.
An author is disconcerted, but in some strange way relieved, that he walked away from two publishers interested in the book he had written.
An author is ready to send his manuscript information to publishers, but hesitates. He uncovers a terrible resistance — a paralyzing fear — and he’s not sure why.
Saying he doesn’t want to be bothered, an author hides out at a library, then later hides his writing desk in a secret location, to write his first book.
Frustrated at not being able to write, an author tries a new technique — he writes a piece as a letter to a trusted friend. And in the process, he finds his writing voice.
After many years of not writing, a man feels compelled to sit down with paper and pad. He reflects on the curious hesitation he feels, is puzzled by the resistance he senses within himself. Is he doubting his talent, or is there something more?
An author receives a personal phone call from a publisher, who is excited about publishing a book he has written. The author is not thrilled, as would be expected. He is terrified, and doesn’t know why. This is the first Life As A Human Post by Dan L. Hays whose writing about growing up in an alcoholic home has helped many people realize they are not alone.