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Patrick J. Power

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Currently writing a novel - first draft done now for a 73,000 word re-read!

Recent e-books: American Aliens; a collection of short stories - My Friend Judas - Sartre House and Other Stories

Born in 1955 in Waterford, in the south-east of Ireland, I lived on the family farm, went to the nearest high-school until I turned eighteen and then opted for something other than staying on the farm. My high-school English teacher told me that I should write but the world is large, so I seized every opportunity for new experiences and took to the road; America my first port of call.
Since then I have lived and worked in Dublin, New York, Boston, Nuremberg, Chicago, Prague, Bisbee Az, and presently live in Geel, Belgium with my wife and three sons.
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Patrick J. Power I've never experienced writer's block. Possibly has something to do with my age: so many ideas to squeeze into the time I've got left!
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Patrick J. Power on Writing, Writer’s Block, and Overcoming the Fear of Failure


If you want to sail the Atlantic, single-handed, then you have nobody to blame if something goes wrong on your trip; if you are an enthusiastic amateur tennis player, or an ardent professional, then you have no fall back, no scape-goat, as it were, to point the finger at and release a torrent of invective whenever yo... Read more of this blog post »
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