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David A. Wimsett

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David A. Wimsett's novels and short stories follow characters as they grow and have the opportunity to examine themselves and their place in the world on a deep level. His works include women’s fiction, epic fantasy, science fiction, contemporary issues and humor. They are intended to entertain and inform all readers, regardless of gender, while creating strong, complex female as well as male characters who face realistic challenges in their lives. His science fiction short story "Time and Tide" was short listed for the annual Absent Willow Review anthology. His urban short story "Shoot" won the Magelsforf Award for Writing Excellence.

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David A. Wimsett I have never experienced writers block. When I work each idea spurs a new one and then another. I remember talking about writer's block with my mentor…moreI have never experienced writers block. When I work each idea spurs a new one and then another. I remember talking about writer's block with my mentor. He told me he didn't write for eight hours straight. He got up and took breaks to listen to the radio or take walks outside. But, he was still working on a problem in the back of his mind and the answers would often come when he was away from his desk. When he returned to work he did so with a renewed perspective. I keep a notepad next to my bed because I often have insights to characters or plots as I am falling asleep.(less)
David A. Wimsett Telling stories. Starting with a vague idea and watching it grow until it reaches a newspaper, magazine, on-line platform or book. Sharing a philosoph…moreTelling stories. Starting with a vague idea and watching it grow until it reaches a newspaper, magazine, on-line platform or book. Sharing a philosophy or dream or concept that touches the lives of readers and changes their perspective. (less)
Average rating: 4.19 · 16 ratings · 9 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
Beyond the Shallow Bank

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Something on my Mind

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Dragons Unremembered

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MICHAELISM, by Michael Tanzer, is a first person account that shares the experience of one person who was born with autism. Michael is quick to point out that he is not an autistic man, he is Michael, a man who lives with autism.

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Elliot W. Teron’s fantasy novel, The Lost Princess: Part of the Riddle of the Key, tells an engrossing story of a young woman who awakens in a magical castle not knowing who she is or where she is. As she searches to solve these mysteries, she encoun ...more
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The Book of Selkie is a wonderful children’s picture book by writer/artist Briana Corr Scott that tells the tale of a selkie, a magical being from Celtic mythology who walks on the land as a human and swims in the sea as a seal. It is a story told in ...more
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