Doc Coleman

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Doc Coleman is an emerging writer in the world of fiction. He is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Nifty Tech Blog (http://www.NiftyTechBlog.com), a technology review blog focusing on the best of consumer technology. He was also a regular on Flying Island Press’ Galley Table Podcast until it went on hiatus, and produces his own weekly podcast: The Shrinking Man Project (http://TheShrinkingManProject.com), an allegedly weekly journal documenting his personal weight loss journey. For news and information about Doc’s latest projects, check out the blog at Swimming Cat Studios (http://SwimmingCatStudios.com).
Three of Doc's stories from the Every Photo Tells… podcast (http://everyphototells.com/) were nominated for the 2011 Parsec Awards an
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Doc Coleman There are all different kinds of writer's block, from that feeling when you stare at a blank page and don't know what to write about, to what happens…moreThere are all different kinds of writer's block, from that feeling when you stare at a blank page and don't know what to write about, to what happens when you sit down to write more on a story, but you don't know where the story goes next.

When I've got a story in progress, I go back and read the past few chapters, immersing myself in the story, and that usually gets me back into the swing of things.

Slightly harder to deal with is that blank page. There is so much potential in a blank page it can be hard to know where to take it. Once you know the answer, the solutions is obvious: Write anything. Really, anything. Don't worry about making it great prose. Odds are you're just going to throw it away, but words aren't a limited commodity. Write all you want, you'll make more. If you're stumped for something, write a diary entry. After a while, you'll find the ideas are flowing again, and you can shift gears to a new story.

Another way to deal with writer's block is to stockpile ideas when the inspiration is striking. It is actually pretty easy to have a bunch of ideas ready to be written at any time.(less)
Doc Coleman When you get to hear someone talk about a story that they're really, really into, and you can just see the neurons firing with excitement and…moreWhen you get to hear someone talk about a story that they're really, really into, and you can just see the neurons firing with excitement and imagination, and then you realize that the story they are talking about is one that you wrote. That is what is best in a writer's life.(less)
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I haven’t had a lot of time to update this blog of late. For that, I apologize. But the good news is that I haven’t been goofing off. I’ve been writing and publishing, and very soon now, that work will bear fruit. So what have I been working on? Well, I’ve been putting together a collection of six Steampunk short stories. And for #WriterWednesday, I’m going to give you a sneak peek at the beaut...

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