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Wil Wheaton Turns to Fiction With ‘The Day After and Other Stories’

Everyone’s favorite geek blogger Wil Wheaton has published a book of fiction entitled “The Day After and Other Stories.” Wheaton has written essays, memoirs and books of nonfiction, but this is his first foray into the fictional world.

Writes Wheaton:

I feel confident as a narrative non-fiction writer, [but] I am paralyzed with terror whenever I think about releasing something I invented out of nothing more than an idea to the public, and before I actually release it, I hear Carrie’s mother screaming at me, “THEY’RE ALL GOING TO LAUGH AT YOU!”

Nonetheless, Wheaton blogs that “Sales of ‘The Day After and Other Stories’ have blown my expectations away, and the feedback I’ve received has been overwhelmingly positive. I’m relieved and happy that so many readers are enjoying it, and if you’re one of them, I thought you should know that you’ve given me +5 to my saves vs. Paralyzing Fear of Writing and Publishing Fiction.”

Since we only speak journalism geek (OK, OK, we speak Star Trek geek too) we’re not quite sure what that last part means. But we’re going to assume it’s good.

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