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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HarperCollins To Publish My Debut Novel

Book by Fortuna on DeviantART AFTER THREE WEEKS OF SITTING on this news, I have gnawed my fingernails to the quick and chewed through most of the pen caps in the house. Yesterday, I even caught myself staring longingly at my dog’s rawhide bone. (Luckily, I remembered it wasn’t vegan.) But now I can...

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Discover, Compose, Revise

  I am a huge fan of reading about writing. I pore over writer’s blogs, read books about writing, even scan twitter for #amwriting tweets–so, when a friend challenged me to write a post about my own process, I accepted enthusiastically. I write six days a week. On weekdays, I write first...

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Moderation is for Monks

“Everything in excess! To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites. Moderation is for monks.” –Robert Heinlein, TIME ENOUGH FOR LOVE I read TIME ENOUGH FOR LOVE when I was about 12 years old; which is, arguably, far too early to read such a book. But I was young and innocent and my parents...

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Unshaven Because Novel

Messy Desk by web_meister on deviantART I am a man of discipline. I rise at 4AM on weekdays to give my best hours to writing. But, when I’m working on a novel, all my other disciplines evaporate. My exercise regimen devolves into six minutes (okay three minutes) of yoga while my coffee brews. My...

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5 Tips For Finishing Your First Manuscript

Finishing your first manuscript is a rite of passage for any aspiring novelist. It is the end of the beginning. It is a threshold beyond which “someday” is no longer a vague notion, but a tangible moment. And, at times, it seems impossible. Finish a whole book? No way. It’s too much. Too big. But...

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Guest Post: Jonathan Yañez

WRITING TO MUSIC by Jonathan Yañez No matter how many schools I go to, book signings I attend, or speeches I deliver, I can always count on one question to be asked. “Do you listen to music while you write? And if so, what do you listen to?” Everyone wants to know if writers have a secret...

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