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Brett M. Wiens

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Brett Wiens was born in Calgary, Canada in 1981. He has a bachelor's degree in Geography and a masters degree in Geographic Information Systems. He has won awards for his anti-racism poem, "Just One Little Rock."

His writing is inspired by a keen interest in geography and languages. In grade school he gained fluency in French and then in University studied Spanish and Latin. After school he learned some American Sign Language and Italian and is working on learning Mandarin while working on his second novel.

His first novel, On Swift Wings, a modern re-imagination of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels was released on July 1, 2019, 293 years after the original. Early reviews of the book have been positive, saying that it is a challenging, but
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Brett M. Wiens I plan like crazy. Before I even wrote the first word of my book, I spent weeks coming up with what I wanted to say, researching to make sure I didn't…moreI plan like crazy. Before I even wrote the first word of my book, I spent weeks coming up with what I wanted to say, researching to make sure I didn't say anything that violated my own internal rules, and then coming up with a very high-level plot plan. Once I had written the high level, I went back and added checkpoints. The checkpoints were places that I wanted my story to go. I added more and more of these, populating the gaps in between with further detail until I had a pretty complete storyboard. Once I started writing, it was almost like connecting the dots. In the same way that somebody who sets a specific, measurable goal is more likely to achieve it with a plan, having these waypoints meant I always knew where I was going. I let the words fill the gaps, and occasionally I would find that I had to skip a particular waypoint because the natural words had led somewhere inconsistent with that event.

I don't think I ever really was unable to write. I had a plan, and following it made everything come easily.(less)
Brett M. Wiens I think that the best thing about being a writer is being able to put your thoughts out there for everybody and anybody to see. I can't think of any o…moreI think that the best thing about being a writer is being able to put your thoughts out there for everybody and anybody to see. I can't think of any other medium that can provide as much depth and permanency as writing. Good books from hundreds of years ago are still read and interpreted today. When my children are grown up, and they have their children of their own, they will be able to show exactly what I was thinking, and hopefully how I changed the world for the better.(less)
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On Swift Wings – Free Kindle Version

For the next week, to celebrate the second anniversary of my award winning novel, On Swift Wings, I’ve made the entire book free in eBook form from Amazon. If you’re willing, please download the book for free and give it a try! Even if you don’t have a Kindle, you can buy the eBook (for free) and download the Kindle App to your phone or tablet to read it there.

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