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Michael Twist

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After eighteen years of teaching literature Michael Twist decided to try his hand at writing some of his own. Always fascinated by human nature, Michael's stories often focus on the decisions people make and the internal conflicts they experience in doing so.
Michael's short story "Ties That Bind" won the 2011 William Faulkner Riverfest Literary Competition. His short story "Americans Do Love Their Cars" won the 2011 Quid Novi Festival Writing Contest. Also in 2011, Michael placed second in the Writers' Journal, Write to Win Contest with his short story, "Nearly Perfect." In 2012 Michael placed two stories ("Tea in Chesapeake" and "Dear John") in the finals of the Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize sponsored by the North Carolina Writers' Network a
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Michael Twist Always advance your craft! By that I mean you should always be reading, writing, observing, or simply stringing beautiful, meaningful sentences in…moreAlways advance your craft! By that I mean you should always be reading, writing, observing, or simply stringing beautiful, meaningful sentences in your head.(less)
Michael Twist As an eighth grade teacher I was frustrated by my inability to read so many of the great, modern YA novels in class because of material that would be…moreAs an eighth grade teacher I was frustrated by my inability to read so many of the great, modern YA novels in class because of material that would be deemed inappropriate by some of the parents of my students. I set out to write an inspirational novel that 1.) addressed themes that many/most youth encounter; 2.) would appeal to both genders; 3.) would have enough of an edge to interest YA readers but not so much as to alienate parents' sensibilities. RAYMOND AND TRUDY, I'm hopeful, achieves all three objectives.(less)
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