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Walter C. Conner

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Mr. Conner is a native Californian currently living in Southern California with his wife of more than forty-five years. He retired in 2008 from a 39 year career in the printing industry which included production, sales and management. During that time he wrote magazine articles and advertising copy but had never attempted a novel length work.

He began writing his first novel, Wizard of Wisdom , at the age of sixty-three. He wrote Books Two and Three ( Princess of Wisdom and Children of Wisdom ) while searching for a publisher for Book One. Double Dragon e-books accepted the entire series for publication in late 2010.

Book Four, Kingdom of Wisdom was released March 26, 2013, and Book Five, Heirs Of Wisdom (originally titled Loss of Wisd
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Walter C. Conner I'm all too familiar with this problem. While I have "mini-blockages" on a depressingly regular basis, I had one particularly vexatious bout with…moreI'm all too familiar with this problem. While I have "mini-blockages" on a depressingly regular basis, I had one particularly vexatious bout with writer's block that stumped me at about 30,000 words into the story and lasted the better part of a year. That was a definite bummer!

But now, how do I deal with them?

My first step is generally to go back and read what I've written to that point which can reestablish the flow of the story in my mind. I've even gone back to preceding novels in the series to refresh the history as well as reinforce my writing voice. While it would seem a waste of valuable time, it's not all bad because it gives me the opportunity to edit and re-write as I go, plus I can find inconsistencies and character and location transpositions that could cause a reader to stumble and disturb the flow of the story.

Sometimes, just walking away and focusing on other things is helpful.

But my ultimate fallback when all else fails is what I refer to as "the nuclear option" wherein I just start writing anything that might create a direction to take. Even though I don't have a clear idea of where I'm going, it at least gets me moving, and surprisingly often ends up being where I would or should have gone anyway.

Don't know how others handle it, but those are what have worked for me.(less)
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Allen Stroud of SFBooks.com (UK) has written a thorough, honest and overall positive review of Wizard Of Wisdom which can be seen at https://sfbook.com/wizard-of-wisdom.htm".

While I'm pleased with the entire review, his closing paragraph is especially satisfying to me:
"Wizard Of Wisdom is a good diverting young adult fantasy ramble. There is a charm to the book that promises much for the re... Read more of this blog post »
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“Life is a constant balancing act, and keeping your balance is not always possible. The better you prepare yourself, the better your chances of regaining your balance when you lose it.” — Princess Alina to her son Ryan, the heir apparent to the crown of the Kingdom of Wisdom”
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“Life is a constant balancing act, and keeping your balance is not always possible. The better you prepare yourself, the better your chances of regaining your balance when you lose it.”
Walter C. Conner

“The death of this honorable man upon this battlefield leaves all of us the poorer for his loss, yet so much the richer for the friendship and love and loyalty with which he gifted us in life. May his spirit speed unhindered to the other side to join those already there and to await us until we join him in our own times.”
Walter C. Conner, Wizard Of Wisdom

“Life is a constant balancing act, and keeping your balance is not always possible. The better you prepare yourself, the better your chances of regaining your balance when you lose it.” — Princess Alina to her son Ryan, the heir apparent to the crown of the Kingdom of Wisdom”
Walter C. Conner, Heirs of Wisdom

“The death of this honorable man upon this battlefield leaves all of us the poorer for his loss, yet so much the richer for the friendship and love and loyalty with which he gifted us in life. May his spirit speed unhindered to the other side to join those already there and to await us until we join him in our own times.”
Walter C. Conner, Wizard Of Wisdom

“Life is a constant balancing act, and keeping your balance is not always possible. The better you prepare yourself, the better your chances of regaining your balance when you lose it.” — Princess Alina to her son Ryan, the heir apparent to the crown of the Kingdom of Wisdom”
Walter C. Conner, Heirs of Wisdom




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