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Forest J. Handford

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Forest Handford is a fire artist from Berlin, MA. Forest works as an Engineering Manager at Affectiva. While not at work, he's bringing his family to corn mazes, conventions, and Burning Man events. His website is EastCoastGames.com where he publishes video and writes about various topics. He recently founded VoteSquared.org, the site for rating politicians.

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Forest J. Handford I don't think I've ever had "writer's block". I know a lot of creative types wait for inspiration to write. I devote specific blocks of time to…moreI don't think I've ever had "writer's block". I know a lot of creative types wait for inspiration to write. I devote specific blocks of time to writing. If I don't know what to write I still spend that time thinking about what should happen in the story next. I usually don't start writing until I have a good idea of the story arc. I don't have to think about where the story is going, I just have to figure out how to get from my last sentence closer to the end of the story. Sometimes the story unfolds in ways I didn't plan. Sometimes characters I really like have to die.

The only major block I can think of was when I was writing Phoenician Dilemma. It was a novel about how history would have change if Carthage had won the punic wars. I was writing both in "modern times" and in the times when the wars were occurring. The story got too confusing and seemed very forced. In the end I abandoned the story. I might return to it someday.(less)
Forest J. Handford Being able to explore stories and share them with a wide audience. My novels are usually based on a 'What If' question. I might not make the 'What If'…moreBeing able to explore stories and share them with a wide audience. My novels are usually based on a 'What If' question. I might not make the 'What If' explicit, but it's often the motivation for me to keep writing. In the case of Cyber Revolution, the question is 'What If a Corporation Decided to Fight a Corrupt Government?' I think the answer is empowering and so I hope to share it with as many people as possible.(less)
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