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J. Lloyd Morgan

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Author J. Lloyd Morgan is a bestselling author and an award winning television director. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Communications and a minor in English. In 2014, Morgan earned his Master’s degree in Creative Writing. Morgan has lived all over the United States, but now resides in North Carolina with his wife and four daughters. Aside from writing, Morgan is an avid reader. He’s also a huge fan of baseball and enjoys listening to progressive rock.

He is the author of the novels “The Hidden Sun,” The Waxing Moon,” “The Zealous Star,” “The Mirror of the Soul,” “Wall of Faith” and forthcoming “Bring Down the Rain.” His published short stories include “Howler King,” “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day,” “The Rel
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J. Lloyd Morgan How I handle writer’s block is one of two ways. First, if I’m stuck on a certain book, I’ll take a break from it and work on another one. Getting some…moreHow I handle writer’s block is one of two ways. First, if I’m stuck on a certain book, I’ll take a break from it and work on another one. Getting some distance and focusing on a different story can help clear up whatever I’m stuck on. Second, I’ll just write, something, anything, even if I’m not sure it will work in the book. The best ideas come to me while I’m in the act of writing. I can always go back and edit out what doesn’t work later.(less)
J. Lloyd Morgan My favorite part of being a writer is having an outlet for all the many ideas that come to me. I’ve always had an active imagination, and writing lets…moreMy favorite part of being a writer is having an outlet for all the many ideas that come to me. I’ve always had an active imagination, and writing lets me explore these ideas and share them with others.(less)
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The Hidden Sun (Bariwon, #1)
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I’ll admit it. I’ve been slacking off on the writing side of my life. Granted, I took on a job last autumn as a college English teacher and much of my time and creative energy has been spent on creating lesson plans and grading papers. (The first few years of teaching are the hardest, so I’ve been told because you have to create everything from scratch.)
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“Laws of good intention are really of no use unless there are good people to enforce them.”
J. Lloyd Morgan, The Hidden Sun

“Crysta, to her credit, never complained—it wasn’t her way. Yes, she would ask and remind nicely, and persistently, until she got what she wanted. But complain? No.”
J. Lloyd Morgan, Howler King

“In the last few days he had forgotten about himself and tried to help those around him. It was like he was a new moon, and his actions and attitude filled up the void over time—much like how a waxing moon filled the new moon with light.”
J. Lloyd Morgan, The Waxing Moon

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“Laws of good intention are really of no use unless there are good people to enforce them.”
J. Lloyd Morgan, The Hidden Sun

“In the last few days he had forgotten about himself and tried to help those around him. It was like he was a new moon, and his actions and attitude filled up the void over time—much like how a waxing moon filled the new moon with light.”
J. Lloyd Morgan, The Waxing Moon

“Crysta, to her credit, never complained—it wasn’t her way. Yes, she would ask and remind nicely, and persistently, until she got what she wanted. But complain? No.”
J. Lloyd Morgan, Howler King

“Sometimes people confuse offering their opinion as “I’m just being honest.” What’s left out of this sentence is “… about what I think.”
J. Lloyd Morgan, The Night the Port-A-Potty Burned Down and Other Stories

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