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Stephen H. Provost

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Stephen H. Provost is an author, editor and columnist with more than 30 years of experience as a journalist. He has written on subjects as diverse as history, religion, politics and language and has served as an editor for fiction and non-fiction projects. His book "Fresno Growing Up," a history of Fresno, California, during the postwar years, is available on Linden Publishing's Craven Street Books.

His paranormal adventure "Memortality," the first release on Linden's new imprint, Pace Press, was released in February, 2017. His most recent work of historical non-fiction, released September 15, 2017, is "Highway 99: The History of California's Main Street," examining the history of U.S. Highway 99.

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Stephen H. Provost I don't believe in writer's block any more than I believe that Elvis is still alive and drinking martinis with Jim Morrison on some beach in the Baham…moreI don't believe in writer's block any more than I believe that Elvis is still alive and drinking martinis with Jim Morrison on some beach in the Bahamas.

Writer's block is something writers conjure up because they don't feel like writing or don't think they have any good ideas. If you don't feel like writing, don't write. If you don't have any good ideas, find some. Go for a walk. Read a book. Watch a movie. There's plenty of inspiration to be had.

If you're insecure about yourself as a writer, that's not writer's block, it's insecurity. You're looking at the result (or a result you fear) rather than enjoying the process. A lot of people say writing is hard, and it can be. But if you don't think it's fun, why bother? If you feel challenged, that's a good sign. No one ever became any good at anything without accepting a challenge.

Challenges lead to adventure, and there's no better inspiration for a writer than a sizzling adventure. Stop worrying so much about whether people will respond well to your writing. The important thing is this: It responds to you. So buckle your seat belt, step on that mental accelerator and enjoy the ride. Writer's block be damned.(less)
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If you liked "Fresno Growing Up," you'll love "Fresno Century"

First, the bad news: Fresno Growing Up is out of print. After three successful press runs, it’s no longer available new from Amazon or the publisher.

Now, the good news: I’ve written another book about the history of my hometown, and if you liked Fresno Growing Up, you’re going to love Fresno Century.

Fresno Growing Up, published in 2015, looked at the city’s history during time Baby Boomers were bo

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The concept here - that the elderly can exchange their failing bodies for superhuman models if they agree to serve in an intergalactic colonial space force - is an excellent one, and Scalzi’s writing is top-notch. The te
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