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Scott Thompson

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Eight Days, Scott's new novel, will be released in March, 2016.

Georgia Author of the Year nominee, for first novel, Scott Thompson was born and raised in the American South where his stories take place. His debut novel, Young Men Shall See, is a coming of age story set in the 1980s in a time of quiet social change and examines the generation in the South after the Civil Rights Era. Eight Days, released 2016 takes place in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, and involves a man who has died, but first must face his regrets and mistakes before finding eternity.

Thompson lives near Atlanta, Georgia with his family. He is the winner of the Great American Novel contest in literature for 2010.

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Scott Thompson There are so many, and this would be like picking my favorite child, but there are a few that have stuck with me. A Walk Across America, by Peter…moreThere are so many, and this would be like picking my favorite child, but there are a few that have stuck with me. A Walk Across America, by Peter Jenkins is probably my favorite non-fiction book. For fiction, maybe Norman Maclean's A River Runs Through it. Maclean was a poet first, and it shows in his novel.
I've been influenced as a writer, and as a person, by dozens or maybe even hundreds of books. Hemingway has influenced me. So has Fitzgerald. Kerouac always blows me away. Everything Marly Youmans writes is gold. I'll never write like her, but that's okay, because her writing comes from a place I'm not sure I'll ever reach. Ron Rash is another writer who has the ability to take a good story and turn it into poetry. Like I said, there are so many books and writers I love, and like my children, I love them for different reasons.
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Scott Thompson Editing the previous day's writing helps kick-start a new writing day. Writing is hard, but if you want to produce anything larger than a short story…moreEditing the previous day's writing helps kick-start a new writing day. Writing is hard, but if you want to produce anything larger than a short story or a poem you have to practice discipline. When I'm working on a manuscript I work at least five to six days per week, no matter what. (less)
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Young Men Shall See

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There's a new book giveaway for Eight Days. The last contest was only for a few regions, and this meant some didn't get a chance to win the book, so I made sure that this contest was global.
I hope you'll enter the new global Goodreads Giveaway to win a signed copy of Eight Days, and I hope you'll continue to share my novel with your friends and family.
Thank you,
Scott

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“When we became teenagers boredom grew like a moth in a cocoon fighting to escape, and the peace created by our parents became a prison. We sought excitement and adventure. We sought anything but the sinless, pure, and average of the faux idyllic.”
Scott Thompson, Young Men Shall See

“You were put on Earth to live a full life. To see and experience. To dream. To improve yourself and everything around you. To do good and to love. Mostly to love. That’s worship, too, because that’s the primary thing God asks of us.”   “Did”
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“God allows us glimpses into Heaven through beauty. We see the glimpses in nature, in paintings, we hear it in music, find it in words, but Heaven is shown to us most often, not through beautiful places, but through our love with others.” “Like”
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“A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.”
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message 2: by Dale (last edited Jul 20, 2014 01:43PM)

Dale Thele Scott, thank you for the Goodreads friend connect.
Wishing you the very best!


message 1: by Ellen

Ellen Gilman I am glad we are friends on Goodreads, but our taste in books appears to be radically different. I enjoy chick-lit and romance. Three of my favorite authors are Beth Kendrick, Janet Evanovich, and Sophia Kinsela. I do enjoy a good thriller and so I enjoy David Balducci and I did read all of Vince Flynn's books. I don't feel comfortable recommending a book for you at this time, but I will give it some thought.


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