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Will Weaver

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I grew up in the Midwest, and had no idea I'd become a writer one day. However I gradually felt a need to tell my own stories. To explain, in writing, how I saw the world.

Today I'm a full time writer with 13 novels, many short stories, and two movie adaptations. I enjoy visiting schools and libraries, and sharing what I've learned about writing–and just hanging out with teachers and their students.

So hit me up with questions on my books, or anything, really. Also, check out the photos of MEMORY BOY: THE OPERA on my website. It was a great adaptation of MEMORY BOY, the novel, which is used in lots and lots of schools!

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If you have writer's block, the fault could well lie in your subject matter. What you're writing about is not compelling enough--on a personal level--to keep you engaged and writing. If your novel-in-progress is about characters and issues that are far removed from your life, that disconnect can become WB. A fix for this is to "personalize" the story. That is, make it closer to your lived experience. Let's say in your novel you have an aging detective; give him some of the true life characteristics (pain, struggle, humor) of your uncle, father, or grandfather--someone you know inside and out. This will make the character more real to you, and help you keep moving forward with your writing.
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I recently gave the commencement address at Bemidji State University in northern Minnesota. On a perfect spring day, 800+ graduates and 3500 family and friends packed the Sanford Events Center. Robes and colors, marching and music, but eventually we platform guests took our seats that looked down on a sea of people. Gradually, after this […]


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“Sometimes I feel as if there's an explanation to my life that continues to escape me; that I've missed something noble, something sublime; that in some way I have cheated myself...life is so strange, so harsh.”
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