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Brendan Carroll

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October 06

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By-Line: Only a Fool can rule the world.

Brendan Carroll spent his first fourteen years running free through the deep woods of the East Texas Pine Forests. During the early part of his life, he had the great fortune to live next door to his grandparents on a small family subsistence farm where he learned about nature, farming and story-telling from his grandfather. Throughout his childhood and early schooling, his first love was reading and after he learned to write, he found a new love… writing. Growing up in the late fifties and sixties, he watched the rock and roll and sexual revolution unfold all around him with a sense of something profoundly precious being thrown down by the onslaught of progress and plastic.

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Brendan Carroll I rarely have writer's block. I have writer's frustration instead. Frustration comes when I get completely off topic and have to delete everything…moreI rarely have writer's block. I have writer's frustration instead. Frustration comes when I get completely off topic and have to delete everything I've written in the last few hours. But remember, practice makes paper full of words, I mean, perfect. If you have writer's block, take a break from your current work and tune into the news. The horrible stories there will either inspire you to finish your horror novel or make you suddenly want to write something more uplifting.
For practice, I might take a popular topic and write a short paragraph or short story or an essay on it. Usually, I don't post or share these. They are simple for my own advancement.(less)
Brendan Carroll Working on your own behalf is always good. You are the only thing holding you back. Of course, you have rules to follow and deadlines and hurdles to…moreWorking on your own behalf is always good. You are the only thing holding you back. Of course, you have rules to follow and deadlines and hurdles to jump just like everyone else, but if you develop a good work ethic, you can make it. Think of your writing as a hobby you love and make it love you back. It will pay off working for yourself in the long run because you can write anywhere you can take a laptop, notebook or a pen, pencil and paper.(less)
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Brendan Carroll You're welcome, Simon.


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Simon Thanks for seeking me out, Brendan.


Brendan Carroll Dustin wrote: "Brendan, thanx (fellow Texan) for the friend request :)"
You are definitely welcome, Dustin!


Brendan Carroll Currently working on The Red Cross of Gold XVII:. Cross Purposes, getting it ready for release sometime before the end of May. The work is bogged down due to editing problems and the fact that I'm in the middle of making a move from Central Texas to deep East Texas. I just want to get moved and settled so I can get back to work on my favorite thing: Writing!


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