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Matthew Dicks

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Matthew Dicks is the author of the novels Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, Something Missing and Unexpectedly, Milo and the rock opera The Clowns. His novels have been translated into more than 25 languages worldwide, and his most recent is an international bestseller. He is also a columnist for Seasons magazine and has published work in The Hartford Courant, The Huffington Post and The Christian Science Monitor. When not hunched over a computer screen, he fills his days as an elementary school teacher, a public speaker, a blogger, a wedding DJ, a minister, a life coach and a Lord of Sealand. He is a former West Hartford Teacher of the Year and a finalist for Connecticut Teacher of the Year.

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I’ve been teaching writing to students ages 12-16 for the past three weeks. Seven students in all. Every one of them is an excellent writer. A couple are legitimately gifted.


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Five of my students write with a paper and pen and couldn’t imagine writing on a computer or tablet, at least for their first draft. Only one writes exclusively on a laptop (and she writes primarily for the In... Read more of this blog post »
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Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend
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Something Missing
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Unexpectedly, Milo
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“You have to be the bravest person in the world to go out every day, being yourself when no one likes who you are.”
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“Everyone is someone's devil.”
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“It's strange how teachers can go off to college for all those years to learn to become teachers, but some of them never learn the easy stuff. Like making kids laugh. And making sure they know that you love them.”
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message 3: by Lee

Lee McD Oh that is a relief. I think someone is actually "shopping me". That is why I ask and what led me to your book.
Matthew wrote: "Lee wrote: "I wonder if you know someone that is like the character in your book? "

Many have asked this question, Lee, and though I secretly hope that someone uses the book as a formula, just to ..."


Lee wrote: "I wonder if you know someone that is like the character in your book? "




Matthew Dicks Lee wrote: "I wonder if you know someone that is like the character in your book? "

Many have asked this question, Lee, and though I secretly hope that someone uses the book as a formula, just to see if Martin's career and means of operation is possible, I do not know any criminals. At least none that I know are criminals.


message 1: by Lee

Lee McD I wonder if you know someone that is like the character in your book?


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