Erick W Mertz

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Erick Mertz is an author from Portland, Oregon. He writes "The Strange Air" series of paranormal mysteries, taking place in the shared location of Canyon County. ...more

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Erick W Mertz Writer's block can be tricky. I have never had a problem with it, personally. I'm always churning on one story or another. This is due to the fact tha…moreWriter's block can be tricky. I have never had a problem with it, personally. I'm always churning on one story or another. This is due to the fact that I've worked hard to prime myself for a creative mindset.

I do get "stuck" sometimes. There are afternoons when specifically the words won't come, however hard the story is churning. When that happens, I find a place where I can zone out, in the car on a drive, on an exercise machine or a walk, or just listening to music on headphones.(less)
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Night On Earth: The Films Of Jim Jarmusch

1991 was a year of blockbusters in cinema, both bland and grand. The second installment of the Terminator franchise ruled the summer box office, while Kevin Costner gave his droll rendering of the Robin Hood myth. There was a retelling of the Peter Pan story, a Disney monstrosity that broke all kinds of records, a...


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This linked story collection kickstarts the "Strange Air" series of paranormal mysteries, an ideal read for fans of stories like The X-Files and Unsolved Mysteries. ...more
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A decent issue of Poetry to kick off the year.

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