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Matt Posner

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I am a writer and teacher from New York City. I have ties to North Carolina and Florida also. I teach special education English in the NYC public schools and also teach college part-time and do SAT and SHSAT preparation. I have MFA in fiction from University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, MA in writing from Florida State, and BA in Humanities from New College of Florida. I am married to Julie since 1999. Julie and I live in Queens, NY. I am a performing poet and percussionist with The Exploration Project avant-garde multimedia recording and performing group, founded by Scott Rifkin and featuring Eric Henty, Peter Dragotta, and a list of guest performers.

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Matt Posner I think that "writer's block" is caused by a few problems.

One cause is being tired. The solution to this is to become less tired. Rest or caffeine or…more
I think that "writer's block" is caused by a few problems.

One cause is being tired. The solution to this is to become less tired. Rest or caffeine or a hot shower can help.
Another cause is being distracted and unfocused. This is the biggest problem I have. I try to resolve it by rereading recent work. Sometimes this doesn't work.
The third cause is being disorganized. More planning or outlining helps with this. I am not obsessive about those at all, but I do think some such work is helpful. A lot of the time I am stuck because I just don't know what I should be writing, so some time figuring it out turns out to be a good idea.(less)
Matt Posner I can write books I want to read that no one else has written. That's overall the best thing.

I don't have anxiety about necessary writing tasks…more
I can write books I want to read that no one else has written. That's overall the best thing.

I don't have anxiety about necessary writing tasks either. I can knock out in minutes projects that others sweat over for a long time.

There's no glamour overall in being the kind of writer I am -- I'm no Salman Rushdie, rolling in cash and getting drunk on fancy wine with other glittering literati and accepting awards with false humility. I work for a living -- as a teacher -- and I feel more like a blue-collar person despite being an intellectual.

I don't have a choice about being a writer. I just can't stop doing it. It's too basic to my identity, and more's the pity.(less)
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Hi, this is Matt, and I'm taking a break from being a harried classroom teacher to challenge fellow indie author Andy Peloquin to a duel to the death! We aren't going to fight ourselves, of course; he's younger and has a lot more hair. Our characters will fight instead.

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Alejandro Thanks for accepting the friend invite.
I'll do my best to start reading your series and so, being able to click on "Fan" :D


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