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Bruce Burns

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A lifelong lover of adventure movies, comic books, science fiction, fantasy, and martial arts, Bruce was the sort of guy who almost always had a dog-eared paperback within arm's reach. At the age of twenty he discovered that most of the adventures he loved didn't include the morals or presence of the God he loved, too. He has tried to fill the gap ever since with fiction that blends science-fiction, fantasy, and fast-paced action. He has held down jobs from farm hand to fight choreographer, and is hard at work on a new book.

He has a BA in English from Bemidji State University, collected to further his goals to warp the minds of many for Christ.

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Honestly, I dig into the concepts of relationships, duty, and honor. I write for an Ideal Reader (though who that is may…more
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Honestly, I dig into the concepts of relationships, duty, and honor. I write for an Ideal Reader (though who that is may change) and close friends first and foremost, so loyalty to them drives me to keep typing when I don't want to.

Duty and honor go back to the fact I have a really medieval/samurai view of the world. There's this theme in Judeo-Christian scripture that whatever you find for your hands to do, do it with all you've got. My best translation of the Greek on that one is "out of your very soul". So, when I don't feel like doing the work, I can dig into some of my old-fashioned values. There's something rewarding in looking back on a day of hard work when it wasn't fun or easy that I don't get when I just had a blast.

In retrospect, when I reread what I have written when every sentence was an effort, I can't really tell where that starts and ends. I try and do the work, because it does work.(less)
Bruce Burns Writing is the pure joy of shared imagination.

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Writing is the pure joy of shared imagination.

It is fine and good to have imaginary worlds and friends in him with whom I can have adventures, learn lessons, and build memories.

I am pretty sure that ninety-nine percent of all children have had that, but the discipline and hard work of writing is an investment in a bit of contemporary magic. Now my dreams, hopes, and imaginary memories become so much more than my own.

The shared experience just makes those dreams richer for everyone involved. I work much harder to provide a great experience for my readers, and that extra effort provides me with much better dreams to share.

That sounds very artsy-fartsy, but I think that when we share our dreams we are participating in the oldest human ritual that was more than pure biology, and that is magical indeed.(less)
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