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Damon Young

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Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, Damon Young earned a Computer Science degree from Princeton University and began his career as an IT consultant. But, as a child who transformed his fascination with an old family typewriter into a life-long writing vocation, he's long nurtured a love of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy storytelling. This ultimately led him to pursue a Masters in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute. He has been a quarterfinalist for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' Nicholl Scholarship in Screenwriting and recently won the Best Short Film award for his directing work from StayTunedTV.net. A prolific author in multiple mediums, Damon has been writing on his blog, Macroscope, since 2002. He currently re ...more

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Damon Young Generally, I try to write my way out of writer's block. It may take a minute to work up the courage, but I just try to write down the ideas I'm not…moreGenerally, I try to write my way out of writer's block. It may take a minute to work up the courage, but I just try to write down the ideas I'm not crazy about first. Getting it on paper usually either helps me fix it or creates space for the better idea.(less)
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Afraid of the Dark, or some thoughts about my novella, Nite-Lite


As an engineer, I'm sort of turned on by complexity, which is both a blessing and a curse when you're a writer.

When I first started working on my MFA at the American Film Institute, the first screenplay I wrote was a big, sprawling modern fantasy piece with multiple layers of reality and a deep secret history.  It was pretty trippy.  When I presented it to my writing group, I remember my inst... Read more of this blog post »
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