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5 Tips for Turning Your Teen Turmoil Into a Novel

HarperCollins Canada asked me to write a post  for their official YA Blog, HCC Frenzy. Here’s a short except, followed by a link where you can read the whole article. There’s no way around it: high school hurts. The good news? Pain is precious to writers. It motivates us, inspires us, fuels...

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Creativity on the Daily

Creativity On The Daily

HOW DO A WRITER, a father/database programmer, a web designer, a payroll ops manager, and an actor/marketing consultant fit creativity into their daily lives? My friend, actor/producer Curtis Andersen, invited me to be on his web panel, Creativity on the Daily, about how full-time artists and hobbyists...

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Jeff with Rope Mic

How and Why I Started Writing

HOW I scrawled my first lyric—a future hit entitled “Dart Heart”—into my Hello Kitty Diary at age eight-and-a-half. There were photos of me at a younger age that foretold my becoming a musician (see above), but I think “Dart Hart” was the first evidence that I might end up a writer. At eight-and-a-half,...

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