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Travis Heermann

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Travis Heermann is also known as T. James Logan.

Freelance writer, novelist, award-winning screenwriter, editor, poker player, poet, biker, roustabout, Travis Heermann is a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop, a member of the Authors Guild, an Active member of SFWA and the HWA, and the author of The Hammer Falls, The Ronin Trilogy, Rogues of the Black Fury, and co-author of Death Wind. His short fiction appears in anthologies and magazines such as Apex Magazine, Alembical, Blood & Gasoline, BattleTech: Legacy, and many others. As a freelance writer, he has contributed a metric ton of work to such properties as Firefly Roleplaying Game, Legend of Five Rings, EVE Online, and BattleTech.

He enjoys cycling, collecting martial arts styles and

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Travis Heermann Writer's block is a luxury that professional writers can't afford. There are times when the brain has to percolate on a story, so then it's a good ide…moreWriter's block is a luxury that professional writers can't afford. There are times when the brain has to percolate on a story, so then it's a good idea to go get some exercise or do something else for a while, during those times it often happens the answer to whatever your question comes to you.
Mainly, writers must write. Period. You show up with your butt in the chair, every day. Sometimes what comes out is good, sometimes its not. But you're still making progress, even if you have to go back and edit later.
Everybody has good days, where everything comes together, and bad days, where nothing does. Worrying about writer's block gives it too much power over you.(less)
Travis Heermann The best thing is that I get to open up my imagination and pour it out onto the page, to create stories and characters and love, and that these storie…moreThe best thing is that I get to open up my imagination and pour it out onto the page, to create stories and characters and love, and that these stories and characters, like pebbles thrown into a pond, ripple out to make an impact on people.(less)
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Cooking with Cat – Steamed Pork Buns are the Food of the Gods

Back when I was living in Japan, about 2003-2006, one of the foods that I fell in love with was nikuman ???, steamed pork buns. They could be found in any convenience store, and they made a great meal for someone who didn’t feel like cooking.

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I've never read a book quite like this one. I would call it literary SF adventure. On some levels it succeeds admirably, and on others, it doesn't quite get there.
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