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Joseph Riden

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Joseph Riden Inspiration is not what drives my writing. I'm a practicing, professional writer so I write every day with only very rare exceptions, whether I feel i…moreInspiration is not what drives my writing. I'm a practicing, professional writer so I write every day with only very rare exceptions, whether I feel inspired or not. My work days are typically 12 hours with a couple short breaks. Most pros will say the same. When you write for a living, you can't afford to wait around until your Muses dial you in. So you learn to write well whether you're inspired or not. It's a job and a career -- and writing demands perfection. Some days, I do feel inspired and the mood is lighter and work moves along faster and easier. But every day the show must go on. When I do feel inspired, that comes from the work itself, just doing it well. If anything drives my work, it's the need to make a good living.(less)
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This is the cover image for a new project — a Flipboard magazine of all my blog posts. The purpose of the magazine is to provide the blog content to a wider audience via their preferred format. All of the posts I write and publish will automatically become available to readers in Flipboard format in the magazine “Heart Logic.”

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Description: "The Marlin" is a true story set in the mid-1980's. Some names are changed but the rest is completely factual. It's about a couple in their thirties who loved to fish and cruise in the Pacific Ocean on their Grand Banks, a classic, thirty-two-foot, trawler-style, wooden yacht. They lived in Southern California, where surrounding waters of the blue Pacific offered them great satisfaction in their leisure interests. They would fish year-round and enjoy cruising to surrounding, offshore islands. As the summer months unfurled each year, Evan and Jess spent most of their time on their boat, Tin Hau, fishing and cruising the coastal region near San Diego, when they weren't working their jobs or doing maintenance that the boat required. On the particular day of this story, they encountered an astonishing surprise; one that challenged them to the limit but would prove quite rewarding if they could prevail with Fate's summons. Odds were against them all the way. This is the story of how that day unfurled as they took the challenge, stood up to the difficulties and dangers, and fought to win with all the strength and wit they could muster. It was high adventure on the high seas. Read the story now to find out how it went and how it turned out, given all the problems they faced.
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“Like any other artist, the writer is a licensed critic, traditionally given the leeway to have a long and critical look at society, to satirise its conventions, to be subversive, to question and challenge, and, ultimately to construct new ways of looking at the world that society comes to value and eventually to use in shaping new conventions, new rules of thumb for behaviour.

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