player one


I know what you’re thinking: what’s a guy like me doing with a blog like this? Well, I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t wondered the same thing. But these things all start the same, don’t they? A charming phrase here, a clever line there. Then one day, a story walks into my office. Of all the offices in all the towns in all the world, she had to walk into mine. And just like that, I was a writer.

See what I did there? I was paying homage to detective stories. And to Casablanca. Probably never been done before, but that’s just the kind of witty intertextual wordplay you can expect around here.

Who am I? Just a guy who writes, I guess. I tried out author for awhile but I’d rather be known as a writer. There’s a little more room to play jazz with that one. What do I write? Quite the spread actually. I’ve written short stories, movie reviews, comedy, poetry, fantasy, radio spots, screenplays, menus…but mostly, I like swords and robots. On average, I like to get 1.5 robots in everything I write.

I love movies and I’ve seen way too many of them. I’ve logged a total of 7 years working at video stores. If you want to make this blog into a drinking game, take a shot every time I quote a film.

I co-host a podcast with my cousin. You know, because there’s not enough of those in the world.

I also love books, which is probably why I wrote one. And it’s probably why I try to write another one everyday.

This blog is about writing, more or less. Like how Ghostbusters is a horror movie. It’s also about my adventures, which is a nice way of saying ‘daily struggle.’  I’m not sure what brought you here, but I think it’s awesome that you are. If I knew you were coming, I’d have put out some snacks. I guess you’ll just have to settle for the movie quotes.

mikel andrews
blogging since 2010, writing since I could hold a pen

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