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Jack Wallen is what happens when a Gen Xer mind-melds with present day snark. Jack is a seeker of truth and a writer of words with a quantum mechanical pencil and a disjointed beat of sound and soul. Although he resides in the unlikely city of Louisville, Kentucky, Jack likes to think of himself more as an interplanetary traveler, on the lookout for the Satellite of Love and a perpetual movie sign...or so he tells the reflection in the mirror (some times in 3rd person). Jack is the author of numerous tales of dark, twisty fiction including the I Zombie series, the Klockwerk Movement, the Fringe Killer series, Shero, The Nameless Saga, and much more.

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Jack Wallen I actually don't believe writer's block (as most understand it) is a real thing. What I believe happens is that a author will venture outside of their…moreI actually don't believe writer's block (as most understand it) is a real thing. What I believe happens is that a author will venture outside of their voice or attempt to force a story in an unnatural direction (given the constraints created by the author), which will lead the writer to struggle. It's only when the writer returns to their own voice or returns the story to a more logical arc, that they get beyond what many would consider "writer's block".(less)
Jack Wallen Have a five year and ten year plan. The five year plan should center around book releases and getting your back catalog built up with solid work (all …moreHave a five year and ten year plan. The five year plan should center around book releases and getting your back catalog built up with solid work (all the while, stretching and honing your skills in every way possible). The ten year plan should center around rising above the chaff and building what many would call your "brand".

All of that to say, do not expect anything to happen overnight. Being an author is a life-time commitment that requires a never-ending dedication to making sure the book you are writing now is better than the book you previously wrote. Always, always, always find new ways to improve your skills, your method, your words, your voice...everything. (less)
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Me And My Muse Episode 192

Recently I realized my work with the world premiere of my play, “I Profundis,” had me in a downward spiral of impostor syndrome. Watch the video to find out how I came to this conclusion and what I did about it.
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“I wanted to own the air around him. I wanted to subsist on it.”
Jack Wallen, Gothica

“I had to get away from this freak show, but I knew the instant I moved those lips would somehow find their way to my own skull. I was not about to become a slushy for the damned.”
Jack Wallen, I Zombie I

“Distracted by texting Susan, I was surprised by another moaner. The thing was in the middle of the sidewalk, facing me and moaning. “Where in the fuck did you come from?” I spoke as if the thing might actually answer. With another moan, the monster swung out its arm in an attempt to hit me. When the thing’s fist contacted with nothing but air, the moaner lurched forward and moaned again, this time louder. It seemed like the thing was trying to summon its buddies to help bring me down. I started walking backward when something tripped up my legs and took me down. “Goddamn it, who left the dead girl in the middle of the fucking sidewalk?” I screamed.”
Jack Wallen, I Zombie I

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