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Brendan O'Meara is an award-winning sports writer, but doesn't just write in the sports genre. So long as it's narrative nonfiction, you can bet he's digging away at it.

He is the author of "Six Weeks in Saratoga: How Three-Year-Old Filly Rachel Alexandra Beat the Boys and Became Horse of the Year," which was a semifinalist for the Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award.

His writing has appeared in Bleacher Report, Trail Runner Magazine, The Good Men Project, Mountain Home Magazine and Horse Racing Insider.

His piece "When Smarty Jones Shook the Earth" earned honorable mention in the features category for the Eclipse Award in 2015.

Brendan shares his work at www.brendanomeara.com.

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Brendan O'Meara No such thing. Just get to the page and start hammering. It may be garbage, but that's for the rewriting phase.
Brendan O'Meara Being in nonfiction forces me to meet and talk to people. As a result I get to see and do interesting things with passionate people.

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Being in nonfiction forces me to meet and talk to people. As a result I get to see and do interesting things with passionate people.

Writing sure beats being in a coal mine.(less)
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Ms. Palmer gave a great TED talk about the art of asking. It got millions of views. Naturally she was approached to write a book. Naturally this book was about 200 pages too long, but it's got some nice little gems.

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This book will break your heart into pieces. My eyes burned through much of this book and I'm not a father, nor will I have children. This is a powerful story written by a father who must watch his daughter erode at the hands of cystic fibrosis.
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