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G. Donald Cribbs, LPC

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G. Donald Cribbs has written and published poetry and short stories since high school. Donald is a graduate of Messiah College in English and Education, and holds an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Donald is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with the PA state board. He and his wife and four boys reside in central Pennsylvania where the author is hard at work on his next book, the sequel to his debut novel, THE PACKING HOUSE (2015), by Booktrope. Having lived and traveled abroad in England, France, Belgium, Germany, China and Thailand (you can guess where he lived and where he visited), the author loves languages and how they connect us all. Coffee and Nutella are a close second.

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G. Donald Cribbs, LPC Yes, I have had writer’s block. I vividly remember a time when my wife and I had grieved the loss of her mother. It was especially hard because she…moreYes, I have had writer’s block. I vividly remember a time when my wife and I had grieved the loss of her mother. It was especially hard because she was visiting with us at the time and I had to perform CPR, although she had already passed away before we found her.

After that, I couldn’t press through the grief. I had lost my concept of hope and the sense that life was still worth living. Everything seemed meaningless and hollow. It was a very low point for me. So my writing was all but dried up during that time, naturally. I did the only thing I knew to do. I returned to poetry, gave myself parameters of structure and form, and after writing out the unspoken feelings I had been holding onto, I was able to write another using a sonnet format. It was one of the 12 poems included in The Packing House. I haven’t had writer’s block since.(less)
G. Donald Cribbs, LPC There are a ton of resources out there for those who want to find and use them. An important first step is to find your own motivation and go after…moreThere are a ton of resources out there for those who want to find and use them. An important first step is to find your own motivation and go after it. You aren't going to write a novel by asking authors how to write. Writing is a personal experience and unique for each person, even if some aspects are universal. Go figure it out for yourself. If you need help getting started, my favorite author support sites (http://www.writershelpingwriters.net and http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthor...) are two great places to start.(less)
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