Meet Guest Writer Steven Capps…

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First I would like to thank Chris for hosting me today. My name is Steven Capps, and I am a fantasy writer who just moved from Illinois to Georgia. I have spent the last seven years of my life enlisted in the U.S. Army as an Infantryman.

While I still serve, I don’t think that the idea of a rugged military man accurately describes me.

If you could place Michael Cerra’s awkward Juno character as a background soldier in any war movie you would get Sergeant Capps. 

I began writing during an extremely low point of my life. I had just found out that my wife at the time (ex-wife now) had been having an affair with our roommate. To help distract myself, I began reading for the first time since high school.

I picked up Brandon Sanderson’s The Way of Kings and connected so strongly to his character Kaladin that it really helped me cope with my emotional pain.

steven-capps-01After reading his book, I decided that I wanted to be able to help someone in the same way that Sanderson had helped me. I began writing my first novel, (which was crap) and discovered that this is what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.

Three years later, I am still writing and still improving.

I regularly write about the craft of writing on my blog,

I have published the creative nonfiction short story, “Eevee” in the quarterly literary magazine The Bird & Dog, my fantasy short story, “Lux Nauta” earned an Honorable Mention in L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future contest, (3rd quarter, 2016) and I am currently working through a major rewrite on a manuscript called Silver & Shadow (Working Title).

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19 comments

  1. Nice to meet you, Steven. Writing has saved my sanity at more than one low spot in my life, so I can relate to your story. Finding a creative outlet is a Godsend. Wishing you all the best with your writing career. ~Lyn

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  2. Reblogged this on S.T. Capps and commented:
    Hi guys, I have a guest post featured on, “Chris the Story Reading Ape’s Blog,” and I would really appreciate it if you guys stopped by and left a comment, so Chris knew he didn’t waste his time with letting me be a guest. If you haven’t followed his blog yet, I definitely recommend it!

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  3. Hi Steven,
    I went on your site and read some of your blogs. I see from the picture you were in the Military. Thank you. I have you on my follow list and look forward to future articles. Drop by my site when you get time and leave a comment. Good Luck with the new job.

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