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Matthew John Benecke

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Matthew John Benecke is a writer of speculative fiction with supernatural and horror leanings and a craft beer blogger. He holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Finance from Baruch College where he graduated as a member of the inaugural class of Macaulay Honors Scholars. He also holds a Master’s in Adolescent English Education from Brooklyn College. While working at Baruch College, he was selected to develop, implement, and instruct a summer-long creative writing seminar for high school students in the College Now program serving as an adjunct lecturer.

Since 2011, he has written and maintained The Beer Whisperers craft beer blog. The Beer Whisperers is followed by more than 50 breweries from around the world including nearly a do
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Matthew John Benecke A blank page and an overly critical mind are the two biggest challenges a writer can face--both of which can lead directly to writer's block. My solut…moreA blank page and an overly critical mind are the two biggest challenges a writer can face--both of which can lead directly to writer's block. My solution is the same for both circumstances: just write! The more a writer thinks about what (s)he wants to say the higher the likelihood that (s)he will get bogged down and ultimately stuck.

The trick is to save the editing for AFTER you've finished. Allow yourself the opportunity to put something down into words and assure yourself that you'll give it its respective analysis in due time. This way you'll keep the flow going and will give yourself less of a reason to get mired down along the way.(less)
Matthew John Benecke At present I am writing the fourth and final novel of my Kosmogonia novel series while drafting ideas for my first standalone novel to follow. I enjoy…moreAt present I am writing the fourth and final novel of my Kosmogonia novel series while drafting ideas for my first standalone novel to follow. I enjoy having multiple projects occurring concurrently because it affords me the opportunity to shift gears if I find myself burning out on one particular manuscript. Plus, ideas from one (particularly if it is significantly different in subject matter) can serve to inform the writing of the other so I try to focus on one project at a time while keeping my mind open to others I intend to pursue later on.(less)
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Artist Spotlight Interview: Andrei Cosma of PhotoCosma/PhotoDesign


A sample of Cosma's incredible ability to capture nature's surreal, tenebrous beauty.

I first encountered Andrei's incredible photography back in 2017 when I was designing the cover for my third novel, The Metamorphoses. I had signed up for an account with CreativeMarket.com, and, as part of a promotional free package of images, I spotted one similar to the photo featured above. I was stunn

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