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Author: Jeff Garvin

Author of SYMPTOMS OF BEING HUMAN and THE LIGHTNESS OF HANDS. Cohost of THE HERO'S JOURNEY podcast. Rock musician, D&D geek, aspiring revolutionary.
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What My Dog Taught Me About Enthusiasm

My dog, Zeppelin, spent the last four days in the hospital. (She’s going to be okay. She’s got atypical Addison’s disease, which is an adrenal disorder treatable with daily steroid therapy.) But the point of this post is not to elicit pity for my sick dog, but rather to share what I’ve learned while...

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3 Ways To Manage Your Creative Misery

Writing a book (or a song, or a blog post) is an exercise in doing things you don’t know how to do yet. The yet is very important–because creating isn’t just putting the words in the right order to tell the story, it’s figuring out what the story is in the first place, and then figuring out...

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For Robin Williams: On Depression

I fear this memorial post will end up being more about me and less about the person I am remembering. I suppose it’s the same with all eulogies: they are for the living. Regardless, I can’t seem to get to work this morning without putting this out. I took Robin Williams for granted. I...

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My First Writing. Ever.

I know, I know. I had a Hello Kitty diary. The past few months have been a bit of a whirlwind for me as I’ve grappled with the emotional chaos of selling a book, adjusted to my new schedule, and begun to tackle the process of revising my debut novel. I took some advice from a friend and set...

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