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Blant Hurt

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Blant is a businessman and writer who lives in Jonesboro, Arkansas. His new memoir, "Not the Seasons I Expected," is about his life and times as a college football fan. It is available on Amazon and in select bookstores. The Awkward Ozarker was published in 2016, and his novel, Healer's Twilight, came out in 2001. In addition, numerous of his columns have appeared in Arkansas Business, Jonesboro Sun, and The Wall Street Journal. He and his wife reside in a century-old house that somehow feels inspirationally literary (or so he believes). ...more

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Blant Hurt I don't really believe in writer's block. Perhaps this is just wishful thinking on my part. But I've found that when I've wanted to write, I can write…moreI don't really believe in writer's block. Perhaps this is just wishful thinking on my part. But I've found that when I've wanted to write, I can write. And when I don't want to write, or I'm not ready to write, or my ideas about a particular subject are even less than half-formed, then I can find a million reasons not to write... But none of this is the same thing as so-called writer's block.(less)
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The Awkward Ozarker: A Curi...

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Not the Seasons I Expected Serialized in Major American Newspaper

Looking for something to keep you grounded during what promises to be a college football season unlike any other? Beginning on Sunday, August 29th and running for twelve consecutive weeks, the Sunday edition of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette will feature excerpts from Not the Seasons I Expected.





So, no matter what’s in store for this football season, you can follow along as Blant draws on his love o

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