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Why I Write Reason 14: I Have Health Issues

When I was 7 years old I had a paper route. It seems absurd today, when no one reads newspapers or allows their children to play outside. There are, after all, child molesters and serial killers. They’re hiding behind every tree and under every rock. As a teenage I did yard work, waited tables, and […]

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Why I Write Reason 13: I Love Reading

When I was a kid, the first thing I remember reading is a comic book. It was World’s Finest Comics issue 184, dated May 1969. I was 5 years old. I’m sure that I read other comics before that, but it’s the one that stuck in my mind. It was while reading that comic that […]

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Why I Write Reason 12: I’m Lonely

Solitude can be a blessing or a curse. If you desire it, then it’s a wonderful thing. Getting away from people for a while and having some quiet time with your own thoughts is healing. When it’s not something you desire, it can be painful. My solution is to turn the former into the latter, […]

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Why I Write Reason 11: To Have Something To Show for My Time

Long ago and far away, I read an article or an interview about the Wild Cards series. If you’re not familiar, Wild Cards is a shared-world superhero/science fiction setting. A wide range of authors contributed short stories and novels to the canon. It came about when a group of authors in New Mexico, including George […]

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Why I Write Reason 10: I Love Early Mornings

My love of late nights is something that I’ve written about before. Because I’m an insomniac I don’t always sleep on a regular schedule, so I also love early mornings. There are a lot of the same characteristics. The quiet, the solitude, the peaceful vibe. Mornings have their own magic. Writing gives me an excuse […]