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Jonathan Fore

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Jonathan Fore was born in Marysville, Ohio in 1968, the third son of Dave and Judy Fore. After graduating Manalapan High School in 1987, Jon enlisted in the United States Navy, serving a combat role during Desert Storm.

Jonathan lives in Florida with his beautiful wife Lisa, and three wonderful children, two dogs (Katie aka. Nutter-Butter-Butt and Po-po), and a cat or two. The cats' names were withheld because cats don't really use them. I mean, why would they? They never come when you call them. I suppose if you could spell the sound of a cat food can being opened ...

Now Jonathan works as a full-time technologist, fails as an impromptu comedian, works with inspiring writers both young and old, and is a full time biker (almost always succe
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Jonathan Fore I don't often suffer from writer's block, but on those few occasions I have simply done a chronological jump forward, assume that the plot was…moreI don't often suffer from writer's block, but on those few occasions I have simply done a chronological jump forward, assume that the plot was resolved in the way I planned, and continue writing. Usually within a few hundred words I see the solution, step back, and fill in that blank space. It has worked every time!(less)
Jonathan Fore Well, first off, I would say if you're an aspiring writer, you need to stop reading this. Go write something. Writers write, right?

If you're still…more
Well, first off, I would say if you're an aspiring writer, you need to stop reading this. Go write something. Writers write, right?

If you're still here, a good idea would be to take a basic English course. Coursea has a great basic English course, which I have taken more than once.

Also, spend all of your idle time in the study of story telling. I'm not talking about reading books about writing books. I am talking about reading books. If you want to write science fiction, read science fiction. If you want to write romance, read romance. Read books whenever you can, and listen to audio books during your commute.

Find time in your day, in your every day, to write. It's best to do about 2,500 words a day, but whatever you can do consistently is fine. The majority of all of my novels were written during my lunch break doing my pay-the-bills job. Four of them on an iPad. You use what you have with the time you have, and write. Everyday. Don't just say you want to be a writer, embrace it as a profession.

Also, I would recommend learning to type. Not picking and pecking with two fingers, but actually take some typing classes. If your fingers are tripping over the correct keys, it tends to slow you down, then you get to thinking, then you begin reading what you just wrote, and none of that is actually putting words down.

Lastly, all writers regardless, of their success, is an aspiring writer. Writing is an ever-evolving art that, in the end, is almost never mastered. Well, there is Jim Butcher. By the Great Furies, Jim.(less)
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On September 1st, Jonathan Fore heard a very odd rumor… Lexicon Chase and the Riddle Song took 3rd place in Children – Social Issues in the Reader’s Favorite International Novel Award literary contest. Not only was this a great surprise, being that whole International Award Winning Novelist thing, but it landed in the exact space we were trying to hit, Children Social Issues.


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“Fiction is the truth inside the lie.”
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“Good books don't give up all their secrets at once.”
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“The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them -- words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they're brought out. But it's more than that, isn't it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you've said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That's the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a teller but for want of an understanding ear.”
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“The road to hell is paved with adverbs.”
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