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Michael A. Greco

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Comic fantasy—that's me; destroyer of house plants, over-feeder of pets. I'm a silly person, and we really should write who we are. But I get these weird compulsions to write horror, too. Is it possible to lay down a healthy streak of comedy within a story that is framed as horror? The other way around? Maybe I have found my mission.

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Michael A. Greco I don't understand what this is. There are times I don't feel like writing, usually late afternoons or evenings. If it's morning, I write. If I'm…moreI don't understand what this is. There are times I don't feel like writing, usually late afternoons or evenings. If it's morning, I write. If I'm frustrated the story isn't working, I switch to another project, and while on the other project, percolate on solutions. Answers come. I know it's hackneyed but writer's write. Grit your teeth and work through whatever is blocking you; jump to another section of the story, work backwards, re-imagine the character(s) as someone else who may fit better. There's always some aspect of the process that will cry for attention.(less)
Michael A. Greco Do the Carnegie Hall thing—practice. When starting out, most of us stink. It's a skill that comes with practice. After my third book, I finally have…moreDo the Carnegie Hall thing—practice. When starting out, most of us stink. It's a skill that comes with practice. After my third book, I finally have the feeling, and the confidence, I know what I'm doing. Sooo, just write, structure a story, go for it, give it to people who will give you candid advice. Rewrite. Do this about 10 times (especially if it's your first book). The polish will start to glisten, eventually. (less)
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Blog #6 Juice and Heart

I often mumble incoherently.


“Mom says you’re talking to yourself again,” my daughter yells through the door of my small study.


I’m an indie writer. I’m self-employed. The mumbling—it’s a staff meeting.


Sometimes I have to raise my voice to make a point. But the wife can hear me in the kitchen, which is directly below me on the first floor. It must be a lively meeting with lots to discuss.


I also d...

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