James Masciarelli

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Gloucester, Mass, The United States
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Call me James, Giacomo, or Jim. In French class it was Jacques. Boundless curiosity powers my writing. Stories of transformation are central to my work and may live beyond my expiration date.

Honing literary skills is demanding, bittersweet, and triumphant. A beginner’s mind is essential. Each day, I hope for elusive moments of timeless, selfless flow where emotion, sensation, and reason confabulate to satisfying scenes. Intense observation, and unfiltered word painting can do this. No drugs or alcohol required. This is a craft you can do anywhere, anytime.

Life experiences provide enormous material for our writing. Blue collar jobs paid for my education. I know what it is like to happily work in grimy factories, machine shops, a lumber yard,
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James Masciarelli I take guitar breaks on my electric and acoustic guitars. Really resets my brain. Occasionally I pummel my Djembe drum a bit. It helps get both sides …moreI take guitar breaks on my electric and acoustic guitars. Really resets my brain. Occasionally I pummel my Djembe drum a bit. It helps get both sides of the brain going. You don't have to be a musician. Shake some maracas and sing. A quick walk works too. I also set a kitchen timer to get me away from my desk in 45 minute sessions. Get the blood flow going.
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James Masciarelli Keep journaling and sketching out story ideas. They build up an inventory and
won't interfere with your current project. Those little story nuggets be…more
Keep journaling and sketching out story ideas. They build up an inventory and
won't interfere with your current project. Those little story nuggets become like jealous lovers that want your attention. When you are writing a book length work. Take a break and go to your inventory and add some meat to one of the nuggets. Keep the coals burning. (less)
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