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Patrick Elliott

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in Seattle, The United States



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I believe in making a better world through the art of words. Authors throughout time have defended free speech and other basic human rights with our craft. Some of us show the world how it could be, pointing the way towards a brighter future. Others show where we are headed and hold up a stop sign, telling humanity to go no further. I sit firmly in the second camp, standing on the shoulders of giants, trying not to mess up their legacy. I am one of those authors who cannot be confined by genre; horror, dystopian, satire - so long as it is dark or twisted it is probably something I have done or will do. Join me on this journey to create a better future.

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Patrick Elliott By deal with I am assuming you mean survive. Nobody deals with writer's block, you just have to get through it. I read in a book for artists that thos…moreBy deal with I am assuming you mean survive. Nobody deals with writer's block, you just have to get through it. I read in a book for artists that those long idle times staring at the screen or canvas are part of the process that we all have to go through until the muse starts speaking again.

I have been lucky in that I seldom encounter writer's block. When I do I just stare at the page, or try another project but if I can do that I'm not really blocked, until I either get inspiration or get angry. If I get angry I go to bed as I'm one of those weirdos that writes at night not in the morning, or I do my magic to get inspiration which is in a question I will answer tomorrow. I muddle through it, and I hate it but I survive it until it is time to go back to work.

Now, as for the other things that we call writer's block? Those I do deal with. Bad moods, laziness, overextending myself and not having time. We all have a thousand excuses not to write and our own reasons behind them. Those, well... I ask myself one important question. Am I resisting writing because it will make me feel better and some part of me doesn't want to, or because it will make me feel worse? To answer this I have to force myself to write and see if it improves my mood or makes me angry. If it is making me feel worse I give in to the urges and give myself a little break. If my mood starts to improve I remind myself that there is no room in writing for cowards and carve out some time during the day to do what I should be.

So, having looked at this I realize I have spent more thinking of the answer to this than answering it. Guess it's time to get back to work.(less)
Patrick Elliott This is possibly the hardest question to answer. There are so many wonderful things about being a writer that choosing one thing that is the best is n…moreThis is possibly the hardest question to answer. There are so many wonderful things about being a writer that choosing one thing that is the best is near impossible. I think I am like most writers in this, writing keeps your heart young.

As we age most people have their passion for life dulled by the brute force and blunt trauma of reality. As a writer I don't believe in the impossible because if you can imagine it, it can be done. Sometimes that is only in writing but more often in reality. I believe strongly in personal freedoms, especially when it comes to thought and speech. I see a world that is dark and in many ways oppressive. I see people suffering. I know we can change that. I know the way things are is not how they have to be. I believe people want happiness and can achieve it. I know we want to connect with each other and we just need to break down the barriers. These are just a few of the crazy things I am willing to stand up for, that I believe are possible no matter what people think about how hard it is to change the world.

The best thing about being a writer is standing up for all of this. Freedom of speech and thought actively and intrinsically in the act of writing. Connecting with people and touching them as a part of the process. The rest of it in what and how I right. Either showing people where I think we can do better, or where we need to avoid going. I get to do that every day, and I also get to encourage others to keep their passion and hope alive, to stand up for what they believe in. That is an amazing feeling.(less)
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Old Odd Ends

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Too Dark for Television

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Half Flashed

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Awethology Dark

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Last post of the month up on Patreon. Whew, I made it. Forty pages of pure mayhem. Are you still missing out on this? As little as five bucks a month for early access to three projects and more.

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