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The Cure For Writer's Block

   Hey, folks. Wow, it's been about three weeks since I posted anything. But during my hiatus, I finished up the first half of my next novel and sent it off to my editing team, so it was time well spent. Thanks for your patience. It's good to be back. So, having spent time overcoming some of it myself, now might be a good time to talk about a topic near and fear (not a typo) to my heart... writer's block! What is it? If you look up writer’s block on Wikepedia, you get “ a condition, primarily associated with writing as a profession , in which an author loses the ability to produce new work.” On a grand scale, this can be a career-ending and character debilitating. Perhaps you’ve run out of ideas, or every idea you come up with falls well short of the last work you published, which was well-received. You find yourself spending all your time coming up with excuses for not producing. Finally, you just give up. Yikes. So far, that hasn’t happened to me (unless

Top Five Paranormal Countdown - #1

July 13, 2013    Just a quick note:       Thanks for dropping by my blog. If you're a regular, I hope you're not too disappointed to find I haven't posted anything new. I've foregone blogging for a few weeks while I prepare part one of the next Red Wolf novel for my editing team.     Chill. In the long run my time spent writing away from this blog will be for the greater good (mine, anyway - I hope yours, too). I'll be back towards the end of the month with more pithy posts. Meanwhile, happy reading!    -John   Hi, folks. For the past five weeks I’ve been counting down my top five paranormal fantasy book series. It's been so much fun sharing the best of the best that I almost hate to see it come to an end.  Here’s where we stand, so far… #5 The Twilight Saga , by Stephenie Meyer #4 The Mercy Thompson series, by Patricia Briggs #3 The Vampire Academy series, by Richelle Mead #2 The Sookie Stackhouse novels, by Charlaine Harris And now it’