J.Z. Murdock

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UPDATE October 23, 2019 - Producer Robert Mitas (formerly running Michael Douglas' Furthur Films) is now attached to my project/screenplay, The Teenage Bodyguard, my true crime biopic and now YA property. Cheers!

July 2019. I am reworking my true crime biopic screenplay The Teenage Bodyguard about at 18 facing off with the maffia with a Hollywood producer. I'm also shooting my own short horror film Gumdrop, based on my Gumdrop City horror story based on a true crime. You can get my stories free or cheaper now in the Smashwords summer sale:
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UPDATE March 2019. My true crime biopic screenplay, The Teenage Bodyguard is out and being considered by various entities including the History and Discovery channel
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J.Z. Murdock I don't deal with writer's block as I don't believe in it. Coming from a Tech Writer career, you write, you get paid. You don't tell your boss, I can'…moreI don't deal with writer's block as I don't believe in it. Coming from a Tech Writer career, you write, you get paid. You don't tell your boss, I can't write today I have writer's block. When I'm not writing I find it's because I'm tired, frustrated, bored, so I resolve those issues and my desire to write returns. As for writer's block as a lack of options in the direction I'm writing, that doesn't happen. I just take a break, assimilate where I"m at, absorb new things and it all comes back. It depends on what kind of writer's block one is thinking of. Being lost in what direction to go is a puzzle problem, resolve it. Not having passion to write, is the previous issue, being bored, tired, etc. So basically, I write and writing isn't a block. Life tends to be. Fix what is wrong in your life and the writing and passion returns. Otherwise, it is usually an amateur issue. As I see if, if you really get writer's block, you are done as a writer. I just don't see that happening. (less)
J.Z. Murdock I gathered my courage and peeked through the crack in the door. Oddly enough, I could see the knife as it exited the back of my skull through a perfec…moreI gathered my courage and peeked through the crack in the door. Oddly enough, I could see the knife as it exited the back of my skull through a perfectly placed set of mirrors until finally, darkness.

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Hello J.Z.,
It's such a pleasure having you for a friend. I am looking forward to reading your work! Thank you and best wishes to you.
Warmest regards,
CJ

Anatomy of a Poet by C.J. Heck
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J.Z. Murdock Miles wrote: "Hi Murdock,

Just curious...have you listed any of your books for a giveaway?
If not, I'll have to buy one and check it out."


Hi, Yes, I have listed them in the past, you must have just missed it. Simon is free:
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Here is a coupon for my newest book, in its ebook format, Death of Heaven: KU84H
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Thanks for asking. Hope you're having a great holiday weekend. Murdock


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Miles Gentry Hi Murdock,

Just curious...have you listed any of your books for a giveaway?

If not, I'll have to buy one and check it out.


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