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Home of the works of Will Creedle

Austin, L'Aveyron, Connecticut

Follow me @theBaconcat

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welcome


Home of the works of Will Creedle

Austin, L'Aveyron, Connecticut

Follow me @theBaconcat

Medieval Stained glass depicting the devil driving on sinners. Musee De La Moyenne Age (Paris).

Raison D'Etre

From the get go, I've had many irons in the fire. My mind is always racing, always filled with the voices of a thousand different characters in a hundred different stories. I love it, even for those times when it can get a little exhausting. One minute a tired, strung-out detective is talking to me about a murdered girl, the next minute it's an associate professor of art history on his way to a mysterious chateau. I could ignore them, but then I'll never know who killed her, or what's behind the secret panel. So I listen and I take dictation. As a result, I've written everything under the sun: novels, short stories, non-fiction books, I've even interviewed the mayor of D.C. My collection runs the gamut from gothic horror to hardboiled noire, from coming-of-age tales to picaresque 17th-century sex farces. When I'm not writing, I'm rebuilding a house in France and/or perfecting my Texas BBQ, because the only way to write experiences is to have experiences. And you never know when you might find that secret panel.

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Books


"The moment comes when a character does or says something you hadn't thought about. At that moment he's alive and you leave it to him." Graham Greene

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Books


"The moment comes when a character does or says something you hadn't thought about. At that moment he's alive and you leave it to him." Graham Greene

   I currently have two books published (and edited another). One is a comedy/coming-of-age/romance set in 80's Minnesota, the other is a dissertation on the moral underpinnings behind the laws of 12th-century Iceland. My third book, a Chandlerian crime novel set in 2000's D.C. entitled Mother Of Pearl, is currently with my agent Dean Krystek with Word | Link

Evan Branko (is Unlovable)

Fiction

Evan Branko (Is Unlovable) - In 1976, Evan Branko was the one kid in high school who everybody hated. No one hated him more than Dean Johnson, the king of football in their small town. Ten years later, Evan still hasn't gotten around to leaving Minnesota, while Dean has gone on to the NFL. But when these two collide at their high school reunion, Dean's startling revelations to Evan force an unlikely bond of friendship between the two. Now that Evan can no longer blame Dean for his last ten years, will he be able to grow up, or find love? Will Dean find acceptance? Grab a coffee and a Winchell's fritter and find out.

The Otter's Ransom

Non-Fiction

The Otter's Ransom: Moral Accompaniments to Legal Codes in Icelandic Sagas - The Icelandic sagas contain many interesting clues to the history and culture of both the Vikings and the Early Christian Middle Ages when most were committed to vellum. As written documents they offer a static snapshot of the time in which they were written. The sagas served many purposes: historical justification for family control, documentation of Kingship lines, expressions of pre-nationalistic thought, means to integrate Christianity, perpetuation of traditions, and even entertainment. But what if they served another purpose: a way to transfer legal and moral code in a mostly illiterate society whose heads derived power though their ability to reach fair compromises (often at the expense of what may be right).

Obscured Vision

Fiction COmpendium

Obscured Vision: The First Annual Word|Link Compendium Of Speculative Fiction A collection of Speculative fiction that holds a common link: obscured vision. Whether they be perceptions of reality, apparitions or actual visions, the protagonists in each story either struggle with or purposely hide the truth. It's as if we are viewing it through a windowpane covered in hoarfrost, or a fogged bathroom mirror. We are tantalizingly close to seeing what is there, but by fear, malevolence or misunderstanding it remains just out of focus, a vision forever obscured. 

By Darian Smith, Elenor Gill, Gary Cross, Joseph Eckert, Ken Benn, Tannis Laidlaw, William Creedle
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Writeblog


“Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now.” - Ernest Hemingway 

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Writeblog


“Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now.” - Ernest Hemingway 

   Write. Never stop. Write what you know. Write what you don't know! Ray Bradbury never went to Mars! Mark Twain wasn't in King Arthur's Court. I don't profess to be a good writer, but I do have a thing or two to say about it and life in general. Some of it might be worth reading.

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Boondoggles


"I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description... ..But I know it when I see it."

- Associate Justice Potter Stewart

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Boondoggles


"I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description... ..But I know it when I see it."

- Associate Justice Potter Stewart

   Boondoggles are flights of artistic fancy I do just for fun. One could argue the house in France is a boondoggle. In general I pick these things up for long term enjoyment and often leave them in a three-quarter finished state (and often scattered about my study) destined to be picked up again on some slow day. 

  This is my latest boondoggle. It's a children's story (about a tin soldier's quest to retrieve a gold coin he was guarding) written in old calligraphy on reproduction antique paper. I am doing the story, writing and illustrations myself. I have until my babies are 3 or maybe 4 years old to complete it. I intend to convince the kids that it is 200 years old and I got it from a bookiniste's in Paris. Magic is important. 

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France


"Il faut battre le fer pendant qu'il est chaud!" - French proverb that translates roughly to 'Strike while the iron is hot'. 

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France


"Il faut battre le fer pendant qu'il est chaud!" - French proverb that translates roughly to 'Strike while the iron is hot'. 

In 2006 I bought a 600 year old house in France. It's only going to take another 200 years to restore it at the rate I'm going. In the meantime, I have been exploring the wonderful, hidden gem that is the Aveyron departement. It's an inviting place full of amazing people, scenery and food. It's full of fantastic stories chocked with humor, charm and warmth, like the Aveyronnais themselves. Someday I will write about it, but only when the story has had time to tell its narrative. I'm still living the book and there's still much Aligot and Marcillac left to be consumed. Below are just some of my favorite photos that I've taken on my journeys.

My Pinterest page on the Aveyron can be found here.