J.Z. Murdock

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UPDATE July. I'm moving, taking most of the month in fixing up the new place, and prepping the old place and finally moving out by end of month. The new place will have an audio studio we are building for my audiobooks and more. Some musicians have shown interest.

My new voice actor and friend Tom Remick (helping me move), has along with myself as writer, engineer and director, produced several new audiobooks (more to come) now available including, In Memory, Yet Crystal Clear (familiar to today's political clime in a PK Dick style dystopian society), Mr. Pakool's Spice (a zombie tale), and my expanded and updated non fiction article On Psychology (highly recommended for the science and psych oriented). Next up, my frightening tale EarVu.

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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…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)
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Have you seen Cameron Crowe's documentary: "Pearl Jam Twenty."

I'm so pissed about that. No, not the documentary. Just about my past. No maybe it didn't nearly kill me, but it did remind me of some things that nearly had.

First let me say that Pearl Jam is playing their first Seattle show in nine years on August 8th, 2018 in two days. I've blogged before about working with their bassist Jeff Amen... Read more of this blog post »
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J.Z. Murdock added a status update: It was a long and painful July 2018 I spent refurbishing a house to move into, cleaning one I was moving out of, packing, moving, ow moved & unpacking. Soon to begin building a sound studio downstairs to continue producing audiobooks of my ebooks currently online. I wrote and narrated 3 in 2013 & several new ones I've produced the past couple of months with voice actor Tom Remick.
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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

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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
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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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