Roland Allnach

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I've been writing since my early teens, first as a hobby, but as the years passed, more as a serious creative pursuit. I'm an avid reader, with my main interests residing in history, mythology, and literary classics, along with some fantasy and science fiction in my earlier years.

By nature I have a do-it-yourself type of personality, and my creative inclinations started with art and evolved to the written word.

Since making the decision to pursue a career as an author, I've secured publication for a number of short stories, received a nomination for inclusion in the Pushcart Anthology, built my own website, and in November 2010 realized publication for an anthology of three novellas, titled Remnant, from All Things That Matter Press, fol
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Roland Allnach While some authors experience a block involving an outright wall between their urge to write and having something to write, my writer's block comes…moreWhile some authors experience a block involving an outright wall between their urge to write and having something to write, my writer's block comes from a different source. Due to the time constraints in my life, my writer's block is more of a problem of too many ideas and too little time. I don't want to dash out poorly planned characters or narratives, so sometimes it's hard to keep a disciplined approach to story telling when I'm too anxious to put words together. When that happens I change focus and, rather than diving into the actual writing, I use the time to further plan my scenes. With that done, in my next writing period I can get right to business.(less)
Roland Allnach Persist, persist, persist. The ability to persist will infuse every phase of the writing process, from developing the patience to fully develop plots…morePersist, persist, persist. The ability to persist will infuse every phase of the writing process, from developing the patience to fully develop plots and characters, to the diligence to thoroughly proof and edit, to the resilience for hours of researching marketing possibilities after publication. The ability to persist is what separates from casual author from the serious author. To put it simply, stay hungry.(less)
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Oddities and Entities

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Remnant

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The Digital Now

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Prism

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Oddities & Entities 2: Vessels

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The holidays are here - time for a game!With all the hustle and bustle, here are some fun ways to enjoy the company of friends and family.
Yes, as an author, there's nothing I'd like more than to see people reading books at any time of year. On the other hand, the holiday season is a great opportunity to sit down with those in your life and enjoy the simple, social pleasure of a quick game. So,... Read more of this blog post »
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I must admit that I was a little slow to get on the band wagon for Andy Weir's terrific book, 'The Martian.' My goal was to read it before seeing the movie, but that plan went backwards.

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'The Devil in the White City' was my first experience with the writing of Erik Larson, and I have to say that it was an exceptional experience.

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I will start this review by stating that fans of time travel fiction should consider adding a half or full star for 'The Gray Ship' by Russell F. Moran.

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'Gone Girl' is not an easy book to review. There are some great merits to the story, some detractors, and none of them easy to discuss because they reveal spoilers. I will take effort to keep this review as spoiler-free as possible.

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My son (early teen) bought 'Deck Z' at a school book fair. While the idea sounded interesting - zombies running wild on a sinking Titanic - it was my son's persistence and our shared enjoyment of zombie stories that led me to read the book for myself ...more
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