C.G. Masi

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Teacher, scientist, engineer, journalist, and author, C.G. Masi writes adventure/mystery novels having multi-layered plots with unconventional characters who apply intelligence, understanding of historical and social issues, and mastery of high technology to resolve the situations they confront.

Masi has advanced degrees in astrophysics and business administration, with hundreds of published articles in magazines as diverse as American Iron and Review of Scientific Instruments.

As an award-winning magazine editor, he has been involved in launches of four successful magazines. His non-fiction book, How to Set Up Your Motorcycle Workshop, is in its third edition.

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C.G. Masi Jack's accountant sent him a rather large bill for preparing his tax return, but said it would be offset by an even larger refund made possible by…moreJack's accountant sent him a rather large bill for preparing his tax return, but said it would be offset by an even larger refund made possible by itemizing deductions. That triggered an IRS audit.(less)
C.G. Masi Writer's block? Writer's block! We don't need no stinking writer's block!

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Writer's block? Writer's block! We don't need no stinking writer's block!

Seriously, as a veteran journalist, writer's block is simply not an option. We jouralists have deadlines for turning in copy. So, we have to start typing. Type ANYTHING, knowing that you can fix it up later.

Actually, journalists quickly find that the act of putting words to paper makes the words flow. How many times have I filled up the space available with wonderful prose, then gone back to cut off that first paragraph of nonsensical drivel whose only purpose was to prime the pump!

I believe writer's block occurs when someone has something to say, but searches for the perfect way to say it. Forget perfection! Just get it down on paper. Anything worth reading has gone through at least three edit cycles, anyway, so don't worry about getting it right the first time.

The other theoretical possibility for getting writer's block is that you have nothing to say. When that happens, you'd better forget writing and go do some research.(less)
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How to Set Up Your Motorcyc...

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Down the Rabbit Hole

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Red in Wonderland

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Shakedown Blues: A Collecti...

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Silver Rivers

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Vengeance is Mine!

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Through the Looking Glass

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Let's talk about writing for a while. It'll be fun. Perhaps more fun than reading, but reading IS a lot of fun!

I generally write from the outside in. The outside is the story. The story starts with what I call the "take-home lesson."

If you imagine a piece of writing as being like an onion, the writing process starts from the outside and works in. The "take-home lesson" is the very outside.

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Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching is THE seminal work on Taoism. Written as a collection of verses, or perhaps short essays, it expounds a philosophy as expansive, but complementary to Confucianism.

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