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J.Z. Murdock

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JZ Murdock is a writer, filmmaker, screenwriter, and author living in Bremerton, WA.

Tired of waiting on getting a screenplay produced, I finally started making my own films back in 2019. My 2020 film, "Gumdrop", a short horror has won several festival awards like "Best Horror Short", "Best Noir Film" and, was a "Jean Luc Goddard Award" nominee.

My latest 2021 film, a filmic poem/documentary titled, "Pvt. Ravel's Bolero", is getting good comments and is being submitted to festivals.

THE TEENAGE BODYGUARD, a true crime story from a week in 1974 when he was asked to protect a murder witness from the Tacoma mafia (yes, that was a real thing). This screenplay is starting to get attention. THE TEENAGE BODYGUARD. Coverages (The Blacklist, Bluecat
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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 Definitely being a bodyguard as a teenager, protecting a woman from the mafia (no, true story, I wrote a screenplay (Teenage Bodyguard) about it and t…moreDefinitely being a bodyguard as a teenager, protecting a woman from the mafia (no, true story, I wrote a screenplay (Teenage Bodyguard) about it and there's a True Crime podcast about it). :) Cheers!(less)
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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:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view...
Here is a coupon for my newest book, in its ebook format, Death of Heaven: KU84H
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view...
Thanks for asking. Hope you're having a great holiday weekend. Murdock


message 1: by Miles

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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