I tend toward genre fiction in both my short stories and my novel work. Primarily sci-fi and fantasy, although some other interesting themes occasionally surface.
My poetry is almost exclusively what I like to call “speed poems” meaning I’m not agonizing over a space or a comma. I’m dashing out a first draft as fast as possible with a goal of crystallizing a particular moment in time or a feeling. Then, if I look back at it at all, it will be to decide if it makes the cut or not. I’m not going to edit, I’m not going to polish. Maybe I’m wrong, but I feel like that sucks the life out of a poem. If it does make the cut, I save it and will eventually publish it.
I’ve also written quite a few essays under the general topic of Timeless Principles. Basically, these are musings on living a better, more fulfilling and more successful life through basic, time-honored, common sense principles for living. Although I’m a very religious person, I’ve tried hard NOT to make these essays religious in nature because I don’t feel this is the proper format for religious writing. But, you’ll probably recognize many of these principles as appearing in your holy book of choice. That’s not because they’re religious, per se, but because they work.
So, relax for a bit and read to your heart’s content. If you’re pleased, leave a friendly comment and I’ll get back to you to thank you for doing so. If you’re REALLY pleased, you’ll find an opportunity to support what I do by purchasing a poetry collection or an e-book at http://justinplambert.wordpress.com/book-store . Rest assured you have my sincere thanks just for making it this far.
When did you first start writing?
I've been writing in one form or another since I was a little kid. I remember being absolutely in love with those sheets of paper that had a large blank space at the top for a picture and several blue solid and broken lines at the bottom for the story that went with the picture. I blasted through those things like nobody's business.
In High School I had two very supportive English teachers that encouraged me to pursue my talent and that's when I first started actually taking it seriously. Now, I am a professional freelance writer supporting my family with my words and working toward adding more poetry and fiction to my mix as well.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I love the freedom that comes with publishing independently and the direct connection I can have with my readers as a result. I'm not opposed to mainstream publishing in the least, but the direct connection and instant gratification of indie publishing is just so much more fun.
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The third collection of poetry, short stories and essays, from Justin P Lambert, a freelance writer, author and poet living in North Carolina.
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The second poetry and essay collection by Justin P Lambert. "This collection of poems does a remarkable job of exploring the nature of humanity, reality, the power of thought and mindset. I enjoyed the journey taken with the author through his heartfelt expressions. You get to develop a sense of what the author values and cherishes and has concern over. This is mature rumination and introspection.
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