Feigning a Fine Fettle

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About Me

I was born and currently live in Fort Worth, the quiet sister city of Dallas. I attended the University of North Texas and received my B.A. in English.

I guess you’d like to learn more about me… that, or you’ve fallen into this page and can’t get up, madly scrabbling at any handhold you can find in a desperate bid to go somewhere, anywhere, other than this God-forsaken event horizon of the internet.

Well, I’ll assume the best.

I enjoy reading, writing, poetry, history, gaming (especially strategy games like Civilization or Total War), watching films, and a few select television programs.

I live with my wife, son, two dogs, and a cat.

I hope to find the discipline to write a novel. This blog is mostly an act of practice for that endeavor.

Authors I like/Writers who influence my writing

  • Cormac McCarthy
  • H.P. Lovecraft
  • Stephen King
  • Edgar Allen Poe
  • Neil Gaiman
  • J.R.R. Tolkien
  • George R.R. Martin
  • J.K. Rowling
  • Anton Chekhov
  • Ray Bradbury
  • Isaac Asimov
  • Herman Melville
  • George Orwell
  • Mark Twain
  • Mark Lawrence
  • Joe Abercrombie

The Title of the Blog

The title of the blog, Feigning a Fine Fettle, is a reference to one of my poems. I’ll probably post it soon.

Legal Stuff

Don’t be a dick. I wrote this stuff.

Copyright to me. I called it.

If you’d like to use anything I wrote in some way, shape, or form, please contact me at mrdorough@gmail.com so that we may discuss the how, what, where, when, and why of your request. Guess it wouldn’t hurt to know the who as well.

On the flip-side of that, if I’ve somehow inadvertently trampled on your rights, please let me know immediately.

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