Author Archives: John

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A Few Things I’ve Learned About Writing Since I knew It All

When you first begin writing, the horizon extends promisingly before you. All you see is your creativity and the gift of your words that readers will surely devour. You know intellectually that there will be bumps but those will be … Continue reading

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A Day In The Life

So what exactly does a typical day look like when you’re writing for a living? I’ve been asked this several times. And it’s a little hard to answer, actually. I’m not sure there is a ‘typical’ day. Especially, if you’re … Continue reading

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Looking Forward With A Backward Glance

Every year between Christmas and New Years I take an inventory of writing projects I’ve accomplished the past year as well as looking at what I want to tackle in the coming year. Before I started working the current job … Continue reading

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Faithful

It’s an interesting thing writing about faith. Sometimes exhilarating, sometimes tenuous. Always vulnerable. From a Christian perspective, making faith a critical element of a piece, be it non-fiction, fiction, screenplay or otherwise, usually brings a response. More often than not, … Continue reading

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The Short & Short Of It

Short stories. Have always loved reading them. They feel more like munching on chips and salsa than taking part in a full course dinner that is the reading of a novel. But, man, are short stories difficult to write well. … Continue reading

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Thank You, ‘Papa.’

The tributes are coming hard and fast, spilling over in adoration and love. Just as it should be. But it doesn’t seem to quell the fact that I thought he’d live forever. After all, Mr. Electrico dubbed it so. Ray … Continue reading

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Journeys

I just finished reading WILD by Cheryl Strayed. I was thoroughly engrossed. It’s about a young woman,  having just lost her mother to cancer and divorced from her husband – all before the age of thirty, sets out to sort … Continue reading

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