The Fun Has Arrived!

Hello everybody! This is my first post on my new website. Some people in my class are probably confused about why the website isn’t my-name dot com. Well, that’s because its actually my pen name/pseudonym. See, I’m an aspiring author but my real name isn’t very eye catching or cool sounding like J.K. Rowling or C.S. Lewis. So to fix that, and because I like my privacy, I use my pen name: L.B. Reel.

“But why use your author name on a website for blogging?” I hear you ask.

Simple, I want to blog and share my short stories on this website. Many authors nowadays have a personal blog and I want to use this class as an opportunity to get started on that before any of my books that I’m working on are published. I also want to start drawing attention to my writing through my short stories by putting them here and getting some feedback.

I promise short stories aren’t the only thing I’ll publish. I’ll still use this as a blog and once in a while put up some cool trivia I found while researching for my stories. For example, did you know that the Archangel Gabriel has a flaming horse? I’ll expand on that fact at some point.

Please feel free to comment on my posts and don’t be afraid to give honest, constructive criticism on any of my short stories. Many of these stories I haven’t had a chance to really edit with a fine tooth comb, so I welcome the help. The only way to grow as a writer is to get lots of feedback so bring it on!

Anyway, looking forward to building this website! I hope you enjoy it! (Assigned picture post will come soon, more info in About.)

P.S. Fair warning, I love puns. MWAHAHAHA!!!

P.P.S. Just for the google search and inquisitive future fan, my real name is Brian Rael Lazarow

6 thoughts on “The Fun Has Arrived!”

  1. Very interesting post. Didn’t know that fact about the angel Gabriel. Looking forward to possibly seeing some writing samples in the future!

  2. Thanks for sending me the link–I was spelling Reel incorrectly (real). I enjoyed it and have subscribed to your feed (I think). Great job! Good blog-tone writing.

  3. Hey, J.K. Rowling is a pen name and C.S. Lewis stands for Clive Staples Lewis, of all things. You’re in good (pseudonymous) company!

    As someone who likes writing myself, I look forward to seeing what you put on this website. I follow some of my favorite authors on twitter and tumblr, so I get what you mean about writers these days building their presences on the internet. For the readers, it feels like you get a more personal look and someone you think is smart and a good writer.

  4. LB,

    I really like the way your going with the blog so far…starting with this post. I can already sense that you have a distinct voice, and am excited that this class will help you craft a space to give expression to that voice. I gotta admit…I’m pretty tone-deaf when it comes to science fiction and fantasy, but I’m eager to see how your writing develops here.

    I did not know that Gabriel had a flaming horse…but just looked it up. Guess I need to brush up on some of the lesser-known elements of the Islamic traditions.

    I’m glad you’re in the class.

  5. I’ve been in and out of the hospital for over a year, and I’m just getting back to finishing my last college course, #howthewebworks.

    I searched through our classmates websites to see if any were still active and was incredibly pleased to find that yours is not only alive and well, but incredibly interesting! I’m looking forward to reading your reaper stories, but I do have one question for now… How is your middle name (Rael) pronounced? It reminds me of warrior angel spellings.

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