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Patrick Middleton began writing and publishing short stories and poetry during his undergraduate college years at the University of Pittsburgh. After earning his Bachelor’s degree in English (summa cum laude) in 1984, Patrick went on to graduate school where his writing skills caught the eye of a prominent psychology professor, who invited Patrick to assist him in writing the second edition of an experimental psychology textbook. Upon completion of that project, Patrick wrote the test battery and instructor’s manual for the second and third editions of the textbook.

Patrick was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in the Southern Maryland town of La Plata. He has been incarcerated in Pennsylvania since 1975. From 1978-1990, he was a full ti
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Patrick Middleton I’m not sure I’ve ever had writer’s block in the sense that I was stuck for a lack of words. My writer’s block comes int he form of getting stuck…moreI’m not sure I’ve ever had writer’s block in the sense that I was stuck for a lack of words. My writer’s block comes int he form of getting stuck with, say, a transition, the construction of a metaphor, a plot twist, the need to go back and foreshadow something and how to do it, things like that. I have an arsenal of tools that I use when I get stuck, I’ll work on a new scene, do some research, or take extensive notes, or go for a cardiovascular workout and come back with a fresh outlook, or go back and revise the previous day’s output. I think for any writer who is struggling it’s almost always helpful to use the first step in the scientific method, and that is, to simply identify the problem. You’re stuck but you’re stuck for a specific reason. Hopefully it’s not because you don’t have anything to say.(less)
Patrick Middleton Well, I have to say the best thing is when someone reads something you’ve written and “gets it”.Affirmation that you’ve written something that causes…moreWell, I have to say the best thing is when someone reads something you’ve written and “gets it”.Affirmation that you’ve written something that causes the light to come on in someone’s mind or heart is a genuine joy. But then I have to say that another best thing would be that I thoroughly enjoy the enigma the human mind presents to me,how I’m able to entertain my mind and thoughts while at the same time I’m being entertained by my mind and thoughts.(less)
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EUREKA MAN
Middleton, Patrick
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ISBN: 978-1494224202; October 15, 2014

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A debut novel about a decade in the life of an incarcerated man who attempts to vindicate himself through higher education and enlightenment.

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" Just Received: KIRKUS BOOK REVIEWS-December 23, 2014

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This memoir, used in collegiate sociology and criminology programs around the country, is available for purchase on Amazon.com and Author Patrick Middleton's official website, AuthorPatMiddleton.com
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