Daren M. Stottrup

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Daren M. Stottrup is an author, photographer, and filmmaker living on the central coast of California. His works include "The Singing in the Forest," "The Old Country," and Through the Secret Places-the first story in The Elysium Manuscripts series, all available soon through your eBookstore.

Occasionally, he writes and podcasts at http://www.truthordaren.com

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Daren M. Stottrup Probably Frank and Sadie Doyle from "Beyond Belief"--a recurring skit from The Thrilling Adventure Hour podcast, or Bob and Linda from Bob's Burgers.…moreProbably Frank and Sadie Doyle from "Beyond Belief"--a recurring skit from The Thrilling Adventure Hour podcast, or Bob and Linda from Bob's Burgers. Both these couples have an obvious great affection for one another, and their ridiculous banter is something I hope to capture in my own life some day.(less)
Daren M. Stottrup Writer's block looks different for different people. For me, I've never had a shortage of ideas. But what I do often face is what I would call…moreWriter's block looks different for different people. For me, I've never had a shortage of ideas. But what I do often face is what I would call "between-scene inertia." This occurs after a writing session where I have finished a scene. The next day, I know what needs to be written next, but I can't get myself to start. There are a four ways I combat this:

1.) Re-read the previous scene or two. Hopefully that will stimulate momentum.

2.) Having a good idea as to what the next scene is going to include (thinking in specific details, like what words a character is going to say and what actions they are going to perform.)

3.) Give myself permission to write something awful. My computer has a DELETE key, and I'm allowed to use it.

4.) Stopping a writing session before the scene is over. This forces me to jump into the already flowing stream of ideas and use that momentum to begin the next scene. (This is the hardest for me to accomplish, because I find few things more satisfying than reading over a successfully completed scene.)(less)
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The Singing in the Forest

I'm pleased to announce that my newest release, "The Singing in the Forest," is now published through Intrepid Press and is available in all major eBookstores! You can find it on Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, Barnes and Noble Nook, and Rakuten Kobo. Pick up your copy today, and leave an honest review! It's one of the biggest ways you can support your indie authors. Read more of this blog post »
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“fully loving and fully living are not only synonymous but the kind of life that Jesus invited us to be part of.”
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“There is only one invitation it would kill me to refuse, yet I’m tempted to turn it down all the time. I get the invitation every morning when I wake up to actually live a life of complete engagement, a life of whimsy, a life where love does.”
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“Decide” comes from the Latin word decidere, meaning “to cut off,” which explains why decisions are so hard these days. We can’t stand the thought of cutting off any of our options. If we choose A, we feel the sting of not having B and C and D. As a result, every choice feels worse than no choice at all.”
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“God’s way is not to show us what tomorrow looks like or even to tell us what decisions we should make tomorrow. That’s not His way because that’s not the way of faith. God’s way is to tell us that He knows tomorrow, He cares for us, and therefore, we should not worry. Verse”
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“It would be bad enough if we were just restless, meandering through life, and a little cowardly. But we’ve spiritualized restless and meandering cowardice, making it feel like piety instead of passivity.”
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