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L.J. McLean

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Two things about L.J. McLean: he’s a writer, and he loves technology.

For writing being his escape from reality, he attended one creative writing class in Yucaipa, CA in 2007. First to break his grade school English grudges and research paper phobias, then create the building blocks to his debut post-apocalyptic novel, Mana Pool. He became a lead fiction editor for The Chaffey Review (Vol. 1 and 2), wrote several short stories in and out of NaNoWriMo, and contributed to a few writing-centric websites.

Technology has been his edge. He graduated with honors for his Bachelors in Information Systems in Cybersecurity, specializing in small business network administration, tech support, security and network consultation, etc.

But writing, whether fi
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Five years ago, within two weeks, my life went from optimism to pure dread. There was loss. There was humiliation. There was stagnant progress, career wise. The recession. And there were blocks, lots and lots of them.


If people say that writer’s block doesn’t exist, they haven’t met me or heard my story. Or denying it exists.


So last Friday was unexpected. This was so sudden that sharing what I w...

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