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J.W. Alden

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J.W. Alden has always had a fascination with the fantastic. As such, he's made speculative fiction his domain—though some other weird things sneak in from time to time.

He lives just outside West Palm Beach, Florida with his wife Allison, who doesn't mind the odd assortment of musical instruments and medieval weaponry that decorate his office (as long as he tries to brandish the former more often than the latter).

Alden is a graduate of the 2013 class of Odyssey Writing Workshop and a member of Codex Writers. The "J" stands for James.


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J.W. Alden Read every day. Write every day. There are lots of books out there with great writing advice, and there are some amazing workshops that can cram…moreRead every day. Write every day. There are lots of books out there with great writing advice, and there are some amazing workshops that can cram knowledge into your brain (like the one I attended: Odyssey Workshop), but at the end of the day the best thing you can do for your craft is immerse yourself in it. Make it a part of your daily routine. A writer must read. A writer must write.(less)
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Yesterday, the official 1st Quarter results for Writers of the Future were announced. If I'm in your twittersphere or book of faces, you may have heard the good news already: my name somehow crawled its way to the top of the list. I won 1st place!
In my last entry, I wrote about the mysterious call that bore the news of my finalist status, and how I almost didn't answer the phone. This time I w... Read more of this blog post »
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