Cliff Jones Jr.

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November 20, 1982

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I'm a coder by trade, a linguist by training, and a writer by calling. I've written instructional books on programming, taught English at home and abroad, and managed a college writing center.

My favorite genre to read and write is dreampunk—an ultra-weird stew of stew of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. I'm drawn toward abnormal psychology and alternative modes of communication, probably because I grew up with a severely autistic younger brother.

My biggest literary hero is Philip K. Dick. He really had a knack for asking the right questions. I'm currently seeking a literary agent to get my work published and eventually turned into movies. After that, I'd say games, comics, toys, theme parks... all that good stuff.

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Cliff Jones Jr. Walking along the woodside path in the early morning dark, your footfalls grow lighter even as your pace quickens, approaching runaway panic. Ashamed…moreWalking along the woodside path in the early morning dark, your footfalls grow lighter even as your pace quickens, approaching runaway panic. Ashamed of such baseless infantile dread, you stop to catch your breath a moment...(less)
Cliff Jones Jr. I haven't had to deal with any significant case of writer's block yet, just instances where I had an opportunity to write but didn't have anything in…moreI haven't had to deal with any significant case of writer's block yet, just instances where I had an opportunity to write but didn't have anything in particular coming to mind. I've never viewed that as a "block" exactly, just part of the creative process.

My favorite solution so far has been to take long walks at night with my smartphone. I have my work in Google Docs, and when I have an idea I'll just stop walking for a sec and write directly on my phone. (Sometimes I'll actually read, edit, and write one-handed while walking, but I can't say I really recommend that.)

I think it also helps that I'm in the habit of listening to audiobooks while I walk. It helps to keep me in a certain frame of mind so that when I'm not listening to a book on one of these walks, I'll probably have an urge to write.(less)
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“I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.”
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“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).”
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“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”
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