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Nate Ragolia studied Creative Writing at the University of Colorado Boulder. He wrote THERE YOU FEEL FREE (January 2015). In addition to fiction writing, he has reviewed music and blogged on pop culture, film and television. He’s also the creator, writer and (poor) illustrator of the webcomics The Illiterate Badger, and The Right Corking Adventures of Cecil Larkbunting & Alastair Wakerobin. He works as a freelance writer and editor in Denver, Colorado, and is Writer and Narrative Strategist for a nonprofit. When he’s not writing, he’s probably playing pub trivia, losing at video games, or petting dogs.

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Nate Ragolia I have two bits of advice that may seem contradictory, but I promise they are not. First and foremost, write. Do it whenever you can. Let yourself…moreI have two bits of advice that may seem contradictory, but I promise they are not. First and foremost, write. Do it whenever you can. Let yourself chase an idea, record an overheard conversation, or get lost in a daydream. Then go write. Even if it's bad, it's better than the blank page. Second, cut yourself some slack. When I was 22 and fresh out of college, I submitted and wrote and submitted and wrote, and every rejection felt like a failure. The truth is, you might not know enough to write your best work yet. That doesn't mean that you're failing... it only means that you're still growing. And really, I'm still growing now. I think every year, you become more YOURSELF than you've ever been, and that'll mean your writing is better, more honest, and more pure. (less)
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Writing a Better Tomorrow

I started writing my new novel, The Retroactivist nearly two years ago. It began with a conversation that led to an email draft loaded with notes on what an ideal world might look like. I was partially inspired by the resounding support I received from a piece I had written about Denver’s economic and population boom. The world seemed ripe for advancement, for a new beginning. I wanted Denver t... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on March 17, 2017 10:33 Tags: creativity, future, science-fiction, society, universal-basic-income, writing

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“We are, now, just as valuable, intelligent, and real as Eliot or any of his contemporaries. Our ideas and experiences are just as sound and true. Our passion to save our world from what we see it becoming is just as authentic. We are always the Lost Generation, but with different accoutrements.”
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“Cheap things are real. Cheap things are accessible. Cheap things are made for us because we don’t have any money, and even though we’d like to think we’ll have it someday, we know we don’t now.”
Nate Ragolia, There You Feel Free

“We are, now, just as valuable, intelligent, and real as Eliot or any of his contemporaries. Our ideas and experiences are just as sound and true. Our passion to save our world from what we see it becoming is just as authentic. We are always the Lost Generation, but with different accoutrements.”
Nate Ragolia, There You Feel Free

“Cheap things are real. Cheap things are accessible. Cheap things are made for us because we don’t have any money, and even though we’d like to think we’ll have it someday, we know we don’t now.”
Nate Ragolia, There You Feel Free




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