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Fred Waitzkin

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Fred Waitzkin is a journalist and author of the acclaimed nonfiction bestseller Searching for Bobby Fischer, as well as the books Mortal Games and The Last Marlin. His debut novel, The Dream Merchant, is being published in the Spring of 2013. Additionally, he’s an avid blue water fisherman and is an Afro Cuban drummer. You can find more on Fred Waitzkin at his website or check out some exclusive content on Facebook. facebook.


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When I'm deep into a writing project, sweating and excited by the flow of sentences and images, I may slip in a quick peek at my iPhone. Then I turn back to the text and push ahead. A short paragraph later, I stare out the window or back at the phone. Sometimes a short pause helps me see a paragraph from another angle. Or it springs me into the next sentence like a lineman digging in with his... Read more of this blog post »
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Searching for Bobby Fischer...
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The Dream Merchant: A Novel
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Fred Waitzkin Dear Friends, I was recently interviewed by the renown actor Gabriel Byrne about my new novel, The Dream Merchant. We also talked more generally about the creative process, about creating characters in writing and acting, about taboo sexual relationships--it is a far ranging and I think interesting conversation. I hope you enjoy. Fred http://youtu.be/xcpiY184sKw


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