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Michael-Patrick Harrington

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I was born in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and I now reside in Ambler, a one square mile town in the same state that has over fifteen churches, about six bars, and zero dog parks.

I wrote my first short story in 2nd grade (it was really short), declared war on my sister in the 3rd grade, grew peach fuzz on my upper lip in 6th grade, kissed a girl in 10th grade, but never broke any bones (although my sister did give me a black eye utilizing a large hardback collection of Little Golden Books).

My first professionally published work was a two part article on musician/poet Patti Smith (including an interview) that appeared in the now-defunct magazine, Rockpile.

My first book, Deep Autumn, a colle
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Michael-Patrick Harrington I actually have never experienced writer's block. I think it's because, long ago, I decided that waiting for inspiration wasn't the way the to go, so …moreI actually have never experienced writer's block. I think it's because, long ago, I decided that waiting for inspiration wasn't the way the to go, so I "trained" myself to write for an hour every morning, then two hours, and now I write from 5:30 to 8:30 every single day. Last year, I only missed five days! In doing this, almost all aspects of writing became muscle memory. SOMETHING is always going to come out of my pen or keyboard. I can get stuck occasionally or write myself into a corner, but writer's block never plays into it. When I sit down, my job is to write and tell a story and not wait for inspiration. Inspiration will come from doing. If I get stuck on something, I just move to another project for a little bit to clear my head.(less)
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A Guide to Tolkien’s Middle-earth Books

For those of you interested in exploring J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth, here is your complete guide.





I’m still looking for J. R. R. Tolkien: A Descriptive Bibliography, the 2002 edition. It’s hard to find. If you ever run across a copy, please let me know!





THE CANON
1. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again (1937)
2. The Lord of the Rings (1955)
Originally released in 3 volumes
The Fellowship of the Rin

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Virginia Woolf
“So I have to create the whole thing afresh for myself each time. Probably all writers now are in the same boat. It is the penalty we pay for breaking with tradition, and the solitude makes the writing more exciting though the being read less so. One ought to sink to the bottom of the sea, probably, and live alone with ones words.”
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“Consciousness and revolt, these rejections are the contrary of renunciation. Everything that is indomitable and passionate in a human heart quickens them, on the contrary, with its own life. It is essential to die unreconciled and not of one’s own free will. Suicide is a repudiation. The absurd man can only drain everything to the bitter end, and deplete himself. The absurd is his extreme tension, which he maintains constantly by solitary effort, for he knows that in that consciousness and in that day-to-day revolt he gives proof of his only truth, which is defiance.”
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