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J. Allen Wolfrum

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J. Allen Wolfrum is a fiction author and former Marine. He served four years as a Marine Corps Infantryman in the most decorated Regiment in Marine Corps history. During Operation Iraqi Freedom he led an infantry squad on missions spanning from the oil fields of Southern Iraq to the streets of Baghdad.

After the Marine Corps, he spent the next fifteen years exploring life from several perspectives: press operator in a plastics factory, warehouse stocker, confused college student, Certified Public Accountant, bearded graduate student, management consultant, and data analyst.

J. Allen Wolfrum’s writing career began in 2017 with his debut novel, Selected. He uses the unique combination of his Marine Corps, professional and life experience to cre
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Fantastic question! I wasn't aware of the LA Times Festival. It looks like a fun event, I submitted my application to participate as an author, we'll see what happens. Even if it doesn't work out for me to participate as an author, I'll do my best to be there as a spectator.

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J. Allen Wolfrum Everyone is different but I'll share what helped me start writing.

The StoryGrid book by Shawn Coyne is an absolutely amazing resource for writers. The…more
Everyone is different but I'll share what helped me start writing.

The StoryGrid book by Shawn Coyne is an absolutely amazing resource for writers. The book describes the fundamentals of story structure and breaks them down into easily consumable chunks. The StoryGrid podcast is another fantastic resource. On the podcast, Tim Grahl is an author learning how to write fiction and Shawn Coyne gives him advice based on the his 25+ years as an editor. It's fantastic.

The methodology in the StoryGrid might not be for everyone but it worked for me.

And once you decide to write, War of Art by Steven Pressfield is essential. There are so many times where I wanted to quit writing my book, even up until the final days before finally publishing on Amazon. Steven Pressfield's words about Resistance kept me on course.

In summary, the StoryGrid book and podcast to learn about story structure and War of Art to make sure you finish your work.(less)
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First thing’s first, Rich and Pam are doing just fine. Pam loves laying on the cow skin rug and playing with her string. In the evenings, Rich and Pam both watch for bunnies out the back door.

There’s been a lot going on and writing the weekly short story fell off the priority list. The main reason...time. There just isn’t enough of it. And really it’s not just about time, it’s about mental cycl...

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