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What’s It Really Like to Write a Thriller Novel?

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What’s It Really Like to Write a Thriller Novel?

by Chuck Barrett As I was writing my first book, The Savannah Project, there was a character—not the protagonist—that urged me to give him his own series. He had radical personality differences than my protagonist, Jake Pendleton. He called to me (and all my women readers), so my original plan was to write three Jake […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Lawson Reinsch

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on August 24, 2016 1 Comment • views: 921
Featured Writer on Wellness: Lawson Reinsch

“The perfect is the enemy of the good.” In writing and in life, I have to remind myself of that fairly often. Do the best you can and don’t worry about it beyond that. But I worry. I stress. There’s no shortage of things to fret about. From the purely physical to the all-in-our heads […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: James L’Etoile

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Featured Writer on Wellness: James L’Etoile

The biggest physical challenge for me, at first, were the dozens of paper cuts from rejection letters. Adapting to the demands of writing was a huge adjustment from working in a prison environment. I worked nearly thirty years in prisons, parole, probation and managing prison operations. There were no longer the stress-filled days, or danger […]

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