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M.G. Nelson Hi Jason. Fantastic question. I’d say spiritual—the fact that I’m even saying this as my answer might scare people off. As you know, spiritual matters…moreHi Jason. Fantastic question. I’d say spiritual—the fact that I’m even saying this as my answer might scare people off. As you know, spiritual matters in “polite company” are somewhat taboo. However, I feel most, if not all people, have some component of the spiritual in their fabric of their being. I’m no exception so it does occupy some of my thoughts quite frequently. I’m cognizant of the fact that the spiritual can be a touchy subject and I don’t want to alienate my readers so it is a hard topic to tackle in my books.

The roadblock the persistently keeps me from going deeper into this issue is although I have my own closely held religious beliefs I’m aware that for many people it’s a no-go subject. In a work of fiction as it’s not what they necessarily signed up for when they picked up the book to read. I do try to touch upon it to make my characters well-rounded but hold back a bit so I censor my desire to delve into the topic. I’m hoping as I continue to write and mature as a writer I’ll be able to find a good balance.

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M.G. Nelson I don't necessarily wait for inspiration as I've found I might be waiting for a long time for it to hit! Instead, I try to set a (semi-loose) schedule…moreI don't necessarily wait for inspiration as I've found I might be waiting for a long time for it to hit! Instead, I try to set a (semi-loose) schedule to write something each day for a few hours to keep the grey matter active. If I'm really stale, I will change my scenery--going on a brief get away stimulates the imagination for me plus many times gives me a setting, scene or a new character to use.(less)
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I'm working on setting up book talks and signings for this fall. I'm happy to announce I'll be in Hutchinson MN in October for their Teen Read Week to talk about my book The Telling Mirror

I absolutely love meeting my readers and discussing writing and books of all kinds--they're my people!

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