W. P. Johnson

Standing Up To Die

For those of you who don’t know, I’ve been performing stand up comedy. The full explanation is here, but the short version is that I’m researching a novel I plan on starting sometime in the year 2014.

As I write this now (3/10/13) the goal is to write twenty short stories (2 left to go), finish a script I’ve been tinkering with, a novella, and then another twenty short stories before I start working on the novel. The reasons for this are many, but the main reason is that I need to develop as an author and gain exposure in order to sell my first novel. In addition to this,  it’s also affording me the time to perform stand up and truly know and understand the world of stand up comedy as an insider as opposed to someone who is just watching it from within the crowd. While researching this novel, I’m also documenting my experiences in a column entitled “Standing Up To Die”, which is featured at Manarchy.


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