Patrick E. McLean

is an author and copywriter. His most recent book is “The Merchant Adventurer”. He also has a nice portfolio.
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Sons of Literacy T-Shirts

If you’ve been waiting for a Sons of Literacy T-shirt (or hoodie), now is the time. It’s a Teespring (kickstarter for t-shirts), so we need to get over 30 sales for the t-shirts to be made. There are also four other designs available. Check them out. Buy a few. continue reading


Having Had a Fire Lit Under My Ass...

Most of you probably know of the passing of my friend and collaborator PG Holyfield. A short, brutal battle with cancer has deprived us of his presence and his future creations. But that’s not all it has done. It has scared the shit out of me. And it has lit... continue reading


David Mamet's Three Questions for Better Drama

In a now reasonably famous memo to the writing staff of “The Unit” David Mamet wrote: Drama is the quest of the hero to overcome those things which prevent him from achieving a specific, acute goal. Actually, I’m taking some license. He wrote it in ALL CAPS. In fact he... continue reading

About Patrick

I stole this from Orwell, but I'm not sure I can say it any better.

"So long as I remain alive and well I shall continue to feel strongly about prose style, to love the surface of the earth, and to take a pleasure in solid objects and scraps of useless information. It is no use trying to suppress that side of myself. The job is to reconcile my ingrained activities and dislikes with the essentially public, non-individual activities that this age forces on all of us."
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  • The Soak (working title)

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  • The Death of Grace

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