Michael Richard Reed McLaughlin

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in Salt Lake City, The United States




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Michael Reed McLaughlin is a recent graduate of the prestigious Odyssey Writing Workshop. He grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, went to Newport Harbor High and then Del Norte High School, before attending film school from 1993–96, where he shot several short films, including Student Emmy® award-winning sci-fi short The Fourth Trimester, as well as a feature length version of that film. Believing that one learns more by doing than by study, he also wrote, directed, shot, edited, and sometimes acted in a scene on video every week as well as watched fifteen classic films outside of class each week.

Just before graduating, he came back to Los Angeles and formed a production company to shoot an independent film. The company was MRM Productions; and the

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I did it! I launched my Kickstarter campaign.

I’m developing an Enhanced Reader Experience iBooks Edition to accompany my first epic fantasy novel to be published—Rüneglaive: Sword of Heroes, coming out from Rare Bird Books, Winter 2014.

Go to Kickstarter and watch the entertaining short film about my project. I guarantee you’ll enjoy the video. I spent a great deal of time and effort putting together something I think everyone will get a kick out of.
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The Shanty of One-Eyed Qüāgälōr (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: Deep in the Emerald Wood, where the High Elves dwell, an ancient song is sung which tells the tale of the origin of all things. It begins: “Naught that ever has been nor aught that ever shall be, is, but that it is the Thought of A’O’Serrow. From the beginning, all things--be they living, imagined, or inanimate; fish, Shade, or stone--unto the End of all Ends, all occurrences--both times, places, and events; past, present, and future--all shall have sprung from and are naught but passing apparitions in the mind’s eye of the Ancient One...”
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Description: Opening chapter to latest book in my second epic fantasy trilogy
The story of Mother Fīlänlāa and Father Ādŏn (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: This short story is taken from Rüneglaive: Sword of Heroes, Book One of The Hero Sagas trilogy by Michael Reed McLaughlin and was edited to be used as a writing sample for a writing workshop.
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Davee Jones Hi Michael! Lovely to meet you. thank you for the connection and I hope you have a splendid weekend!

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