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Adam Oster

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Since releasing his debut novel, The Legend of Buddy Hero, Adam Oster’s books have pleased readers across the globe. His adventure novels spark the imagination of the young and old, while his short stories have captured the interest of several anthologies and have even won him the coveted “Best in Show” award from their editorial staff. When Adam’s not writing, he’s spending time with his wife and kids, either at their home in Wisconsin or on one of their adventures out in the world.

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Adam Oster My fix to getting stuck on writing is to just keep writing, even if I have no clue where I'm going with something. I've found that some of my best plo…moreMy fix to getting stuck on writing is to just keep writing, even if I have no clue where I'm going with something. I've found that some of my best plot points get even better when I just allow the random items to flow out, usually through dialogue, until something new makes sense and I see the next point.

Of course, this usually means thousands and thousands of words get thrown out once I finally deal with the editing process, but although I may have fixed the blockage, the stuff I actually wrote isn't worth all that much itself.(less)
Adam Oster I find writing to be something more of a compulsion than a blessing. I suppose the best thing about being a writer is that I finally get things out of…moreI find writing to be something more of a compulsion than a blessing. I suppose the best thing about being a writer is that I finally get things out of my head that have been swirling around in there for decades.

One of the things that I've really enjoyed since I've become a writer is watching myself grow, seeing how my abilities to express an idea through words have gotten better...although not as much through interview questions ;-)(less)
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I have to admit, I’ve been reticent to take much of the situation surrounding COVID-19 seriously, at least until this past weekend. Now it’s weighing heavily on my mind and I feel the need to get some of it out.  It’s not that I didn’t see the possible impacts of the virus.  We’re looking at a plague with a incredibly high infection rate with truly unknown limits to what it could do to the populat

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