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At the age of 26, Jeffrey Yamaguchi quit his job, threw himself a retirement party, and believed that he could make a living publishing zines. It didn’t work out, but he continues to dream the dream. Jeffrey’s books include 52 Projects, Working for the Man, Anya Chases Down the End, and Body of Water. His stories, poems, photography, and short films have been published in many literary journals, including Okay Donkey, Kissing Dynamite, Back Patio Press, X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine, Honey & Lime, Spork Press, Vamp Cat Magazine, Nightingale & Sparrow, Black Bough Poetry, and the Atticus Review.

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Jeffrey Yamaguchi I am constantly evolving the way I deal with writer's block, or finding my way back to the routine of writing. I enjoy reading about and getting inspi…moreI am constantly evolving the way I deal with writer's block, or finding my way back to the routine of writing. I enjoy reading about and getting inspired by the way writers and artists engage their creative process, and that always helps me get back to sitting down and getting some writing done. One consistent way I've found to help me get back into a writing project, whether it's a chapter, or an opening, or an ending, or even a longer work that I am not quite sure exactly where it's going, is to take the idea or concept or plotline I am trying to convey and distill it into a short poem. This clears my head and lets me focus on a creative way to approach the work at hand. The lines from the poem springboard me into ways to start a chapter or develop descriptions and dialogue. Even if the draft doesn't quite go anywhere, I get a poem out of the writing session, and that creates a helpful, energizing momentum in and of itself. My recently published novella "Anya Chases Down the End" was greatly helped by this strategy, and the poems ended up becoming an integral part of the story.(less)
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52 Projects: Random Acts of...

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Anya Chases Down the End by Jeffrey Yamaguchi Wonderful to see over 700 people enter the giveaway, and congratulations to the 100 winners who now have an ebook copy of Anya Chases Down the End in their libraries. I hope you enjoy the novella! Read more of this blog post »
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I feel very fortunate to have a poem included in this book - It's an electric collection of poems that explores the theme of "Dark Confessions" - the dancing shadows and simmering undercurrents of lands, dreams, relationships, the past and beyond. Th ...more
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