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John McDonell

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in Halifax, Canada
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A father of two. A husband of one. Servant of a Canine Rose and Sufferer of feline whims.
An archer. A D&D'er.
Longtime listener-lifetime fan of CBC Radio.
Carpenter, painter, guitar pretender, flamenco guitar obliterator and cringe-worthy mandolin picker. Compasser, mapper, big -time napper.
Logger, axe wielder, keyboard jockey.
Sketchy sketcher. Funky dancer (not).
Eloquent and persuasive biography writer who has a distinct flare for the s h o r t form.
Harmonica playing Neil wannabe. Camp building, never-finished, procrastinating, put-the-kids-to-bed, story telling son of a wonderful woman kind of guy.

or check out my website to see something a little more legible but far more boring.

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John McDonell Fortunately I have not had to deal with this too much. I think it is because I schedule my writing periods to a couple hours each day and just force…moreFortunately I have not had to deal with this too much. I think it is because I schedule my writing periods to a couple hours each day and just force myself to start writing. Some days are much better than others both in quantity and quality. On a first draft, my belief is that it best to put it down and revise or delete it later. Some writers, however focus on perfecting each page before they move on to the next. I believe I read somewhere that Dean Koontz writes one page a day and makes it pristine and perfect and his editors love him for it. (less)
John McDonell I love music and play guitar and a bunch of other instruments. I love to paint and draw (poorly); but, being a writer, has fed my creative soul like…moreI love music and play guitar and a bunch of other instruments. I love to paint and draw (poorly); but, being a writer, has fed my creative soul like nothing else. I love being able to build a world and people and problems and conflict and anything else that I can possibly imagine, all with words. Then I get to share it with others and hopefully give them something too.(less)
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