I Should Be Writing Equations for Anti-Gravity

30 January 2014

I laughed to myself as I sat on my 2.5″ hard foam mattress pad I call a bed and packed up three cent bracelets by the dozen for some Buddhist stranger living in Brazil. Here I am, forty-seven years old. Ex-American. Living in Thailand for the past decade. I spend a couple hours each week […]

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25 Reasons I Love Writing with My Macbook Air Notebook

13 October 2013

Before I finally broke down and bought a Macbook Air computer, I laughed at them for years. I had a MAC 17 inch G4 Powerbook back in 2001 I think it was. It was junk. I couldn’t even get the cursor to move fast enough using the trackpad, I’d have had to use a mouse. […]

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Write 40 Short Sex Stories and Make $500 More Per Month?

25 July 2011

I did some figuring yesterday. If I sat down and banged out 40 short sex stories, it would come back to us in the form of another $500 per month. That’s pretty damn substantial – isn’t it? $500 per month is like a Lexus payment. Here in Thailand it’s a very decent house payment or […]

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David Bryan Mitchell Needs His Eyes Pulled Out With the End of a Hanger

02 November 2010

I need to be the guy doing the executions for certain crimes because I just rage inside over these things. Some people wonder, “Could I pull the trigger?” – I’ve never wondered. I can pull it and pull it and pull the fucking trigger off the gun I’d pull it so much. This dumbass with […]

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Figure Out Your Trigger for GSD

24 July 2014

I think all writers have something that pulls them out of procrastination and launches them into Getting Shit Done (GSD) mode. I know what mine is. I wonder if you know what yours is. Most of the time I don’t need one. I just decide to do something and do it. I’ve created over 100 […]

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Stephen King’s Tips on Writing – Worth a Read!

23 July 2014

Just a quick link to share with other writers. I thought I’d read everything coming out of Stephen King’s lips. Then my sister threw me a link to this on Facebook. Wow. I’ve read these tips three times now and I’ve pinned the tab in my browser so I can read them another ten times […]

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2:46 a.m.

23 July 2014

I’ve never written a blog post in the wee hours. I’m never awake. Tonight I feigned sleeping at 7:30 p.m. so my four-year-old would sleep faster. She did. Then I did too. I awoke at 11:30. Been up since. I’ve had a beer and listened to dozens of great songs by The Prodigy; The Smiths; […]

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Here is How Amazon Will Discount Books and Kill Author Income

18 July 2014

Amazon offers all you can read for $9.99 per month. Here are some of the details. Does it add up? If you’re an author, you might be wondering how in the world Amazon is going to pay you a fair rate for a read of your book when someone taking advantage of this deal might […]

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Ball Lightning, Alien Encounter, Hallucination, or God?

17 July 2014

You know how you think you know what is real, what is possible on the earth in life, in terms of experience? I mean, all of you reading this probably have a pretty good grasp on “REALITY” and what that means, what it encompasses. I did too. Until last year. Late afternoon in a 5th […]

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MacBook Air 11 vs. MacBook Pro 13 Retina – Should You Upgrade?

05 July 2014

Some of you are wondering – “Should I upgrade my MacBook Air 11 to the MacBook Pro 13 Retina?” I’ve had the MacBook Air 11 inch computer for about a year and a half. I’ve had the MacBook Pro 13-inch retina screen computer for about two weeks. I had often thought about upgrading from the […]

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New Computer and New Book

25 June 2014

The Macbook Air 11 inch died when I overloaded it with files to the point where I cannot even boot it up. I can’t do anything with it, it is essentially a $1,200 light aluminum brick. I could have bought another hard drive (SSD) for $250 and installed it, making my present SSD an external […]

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48 Years Later…

01 May 2014

Last night around midnight I decided – this is the beginning of my next phase of life. I turned 48 today. It’s a good time to take a look at what I’m doing, what I’ve done, and get moving forward again. I’ll be changing to a new operating procedure. Life will look a lot different. […]

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Dead, Dying, and the Undone

26 April 2014

The day began not right. Expectations weren’t met, and the day was solidifucked from the get-go. Still, somewhere around lunch I headed out to run anyway. My Saturday run up the mountain is my time. Hell, it’s my mountain. Nobody else has been up it hundreds of times. Just me. It’s a 35 minute drive […]

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Third Book in Thailand’s Sickest Series – On the Way

27 March 2014

I was looking at AuthorEarnings.com and it was so motivating to me that I decided last night around midnight that I’d write the third installment in the Thailand’s Sickest trilogy. I think it’s a trilogy anyway, let’s see what happens. Writing Thailand fiction is easy for me, I’ve been here for a decade and not […]

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The Red Room a fiction short story by Mike Fook

Mike Fook Short Stories Going FREE!

21 March 2014

I was asking people to register for reading my short stories here at MikeFook.com, then I thought, ahh, screw it. Let everyone have them for free. Hopefully I can increase readership of my novels by introducing more people to my stories. Click below to see 3 short stories you can download now for FREE. Mike […]

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Arrival in Savannakhet, Laos

20 March 2014

Cars, motorbikes, tuk-tuks, and vans whiz by in front of me, they’re all in a rush, but where are they going in this bored to death town, I couldn’t guess. Two Laotian boys walk by, one with his arm over the other boy’s shoulders. I ate Mussaman curry, a Thai dish, served by a Japanese […]

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In My Teens, I Was a Thief

20 March 2014

We all change over time. I’ve changed remarkably over the years. For instance when I was a teen, I stole a lot of things. Nothing big mind you, but mostly illicit things I guess. Here are just a couple of stories about that troubled time in my youth. Short Story #1 – Molson Golden Growing […]

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Petition to Kill Anonymous Comments on Amazon Books

11 March 2014

Please join this campaign. This is to show Amazon that authors are tired of having anonymous knobs leave shit reviews on their books without recourse. SIGN IT HERE – easy and takes a minute ​Jeff Bezos: Protect Amazon.com Users and Indie Publishing Authors from Bullying and Harassment by Removing Anonymity and Requiring Identity Verification for […]

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The US Navy Can Hear a Fish Fart

10 March 2014

I’m not buying this whole Malaysia Airlines MH370 crash scenario. As usual, we’re not getting the whole story. They say the plane just disappeared from radar. Did it descend and disappear, like it would before it crashed into the ocean? What were the last words from the cockpit? Here are a couple of scenarios for […]

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Our Lucky Lives

08 March 2014

Most of you reading this will fall into the category of The 1%. You are in the 1% in so many areas, that you don’t understand the rest of the world. Probably you’ve seen little of the rest of the world. I’ve just begun exploring, and I find myself humbled by what people live with […]

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Amazon royalties falling like a guillotine blade

Amazon Rolls Audio Book Authors Heads – Are We Next?

01 March 2014

Amazon just lowered the royalties for producers of digital audio ebooks sold on Amazon.com. Audio book authors at Amazon are running around like chicken with their heads cut off at the latest shenanigans at the multibillion dollar company. Is the slashing of audio book authors’ royalties a sign to ebook authors that our heads are […]

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Amazon Turns the Screws

28 February 2014

Amazon is turning the screws under my fingernails. They want me to be better than I am. There is a lot at risk. If I don’t get better, more well-known, my ass is relegated to the bottom of the pile. It’s worse than any slush pile at the publishing house, which might be hundreds of […]

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The First Time – A Short Story for Members

07 February 2014

I just posted a new short story, “The First Time” for members of MikeFook.com. If you’re not a member, join over there on the top right column. You just add your email address, it’s free. You’ll receive a password in the mail to view the protected pages of this site. Cheers!  

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The ultimate writer's notebook computer, the Macbook Pro Retina 13 inch.

Buying What the Hell You Want, and Justifying It Later

03 February 2014

My mother used to buy things when she was upset. Refrigerators, couches, cars. She’d buy something big. It satisfied her in the short-term and wasn’t tragic in the long-term, so she continued doing it on through to now. She’s seventy-one. I’ve done well in Thailand not buying tech items like the madman I was back […]

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