Profile

Cover photo
Larry Kollar
Works at ARRIS
Attended Michigan Technological University
Lives in Dawsonville, GA
855 followers|453,202 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

Larry Kollar

Shared publicly  - 
 
Awake at 7:30, like always, even on weekends. Mason was already up and playing (semi-quietly) in the living room, though.
1
Add a comment...

Larry Kollar

Shared publicly  - 
 
Who wouldn't want one of these in their back yard to keep the squirrels away?
[I had a different O entry written, but I think more people will like this one.] Oakendrake: see Deep Forest Tree Dragon. One of the Lesser Dragons, the Deep Forest Tree Dragon is known as the Oakendrake by most folk (and ind...
2
Add a comment...

Larry Kollar

Shared publicly  - 
 
MUMMIES, y'all! Come check it out!
2
1
Nerine Dorman's profile photo
Add a comment...

Larry Kollar

commented on a post on Blogger.
Shared publicly  - 
 
My head would probably explode if I quit writing. The stories want OUT!
Happy pony. It never gives up. Made this after Chuck Wendig suggested the internet needed more small pony pics.   We all have our share of heartache when it comes to writing or whatever dreams that we pursue. You don't get e...
1
Philip Overby's profile photoHelen Howell's profile photo
2 comments
 
I keep thinking I could give up writing and I do for a day or two then I have to write all over again <sigh> ^_^
Add a comment...

Larry Kollar

commented on a post on Blogger.
Shared publicly  - 
 
Yeah, sometimes a carb overload will get you jittery and moving. Now that my knee is finally starting to cooperate (did the exerbike two days straight and no howling complaints the next morning), maybe I can start walking again. Good weather for it today, too. But I'm more likely to run into a bamboo forest (or cane, here) than a mall, where I live.
Phil from 2009, looking plump and signing karaoke.  I used to have a blog called "Drill Bits: A Weird Guy in Japan": http://philipoverby1.blogspot.jp/ (if you care to take a gander) in which I talked a lot about my experience...
1
Philip Overby's profile photo
 
I wish I had more bamboo forests around honestly. I'm starting to love walking, but it just hurts my legs. Maybe I should stretch!
Add a comment...

Larry Kollar

Shared publicly  - 
 
The cold conflagration that shaped the ages to follow... #atozchallenge  
The Madness is the common name for the cataclysm that put an end to Camac That Was, and nearly wiped out all humanity on Termag. Exactly what it was, or what caused it, is something that alchemists and philosophers debate wit...
3
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
855 people
Elijah Toten's profile photo
Daco Auffenorde's profile photo
David Nelson's profile photo
 
Camac's high-ranking version of FEMA worked so well, it was one of the few things that survived the collapse of empire. :-)


#AtoZchallenge
Maintaining a far-flung empire without instant communication and rapid transport has always been a problem. Rulers, of necessity, have to delegate. Camac’s rule was no different: it was up to trusted governors in remote areas...
1
Add a comment...

Larry Kollar

Shared publicly  - 
1
Add a comment...

Larry Kollar

commented on a post on Blogger.
Shared publicly  - 
 
My setting is currently called the Six Anarchies. Just over 2000 words in, now. Only three buckets so far, but more are about to happen. (You can only get half a bucket out of a dwarf.)
Groteskia: not the kind of fantasy world you want to visit in your dreams. Unless you like a wall of dead unicorns... Groteskia. A world of the splatter-elf genre. A world where the oceans are made of cracked ice and giant s...
1
Philip Overby's profile photo
 
Awesome, can't wait to see it!
Add a comment...
 
Once a pastoral wine-making region, then briefly the center of a struggling civilization, then a vassal state (off and on). The Northern Reach has seen a lot of history. #AtoZchallenge
The Northern Reach is a long peninsula on the west side of the Straits between the Northern Sea and the Gulf of Camac. It stretches north, then bends east, sheltering the Straits from the worst storms of summer. Throughout hi...
2
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
855 people
Elijah Toten's profile photo
Daco Auffenorde's profile photo
David Nelson's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Technical Writer
Employment
  • ARRIS
    Senior Technical Writer, 1997 - present
  • Scientific-Atlanta
    Contractor Technical Writer, 1994 - 1997
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Dawsonville, GA
Previously
Clarkston, GA - Kentwood, MI - Moline, MI - Allegan, MI
Links
Contributor to
Story
Tagline
Writer and middle-aged geek
Introduction
What I do isn't necessary what I am.

I've been doing technical writing since 1982. In that time, I got married, raised two kids, and am now raising a grandkid. The latter, family, is what defines me. If my career were my life, many things would be different.

I've always wanted to write stories, but too often found myself doing other things. At some point in the last few years, I got serious about it. In that time, I've written two novels, started a third, and wrote numerous short stories and flash fiction pieces. Many of them can be found on my blog, and I'm in the final few laps of publishing one of my novels, White Pickups.

I'm not all that concerned about "getting published" as eBook outlets now make it possible to bypass the entire query/agent/publisher gauntlet. Yes, doing it yourself is a lot of work — but honestly, the traditional route requires much the same amount (and kinds) of work but without any guarantee of seeing your work on the shelves, actual or virtual. That's not to say I would turn down a traditional book deal if one were offered, but I'm not going to go begging either. In either case, I don't expect to quit my dayjob. It's more important to me that people read and enjoy my stories than having some commercial success.
Bragging rights
Raising the World Cutest Grandkid
Education
  • Michigan Technological University
    B.A. Technical Communications, 1977 - 1982
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Relationship
Married