John Mort

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John Mort I don't believe there is such a thing, or at least there isn't for me. Certainly, you hit barriers. One is summoning the will to write at all. But in …moreI don't believe there is such a thing, or at least there isn't for me. Certainly, you hit barriers. One is summoning the will to write at all. But in the sense that writers block is usually meant, it describes a lack of information. You can't continue because you don't know enough. Therefore, you endeavor to learn more, either through research or by trying to live the experience you want to capture.(less)
John Mort The research can be a lot of fun. Publication is certainly gratifying, though for me it has never been lucrative, and often the reaction(s) to my book…moreThe research can be a lot of fun. Publication is certainly gratifying, though for me it has never been lucrative, and often the reaction(s) to my books is disheartening. I don't enjoy first drafts; they are extremely hard. I do enjoy revision.(less)
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Down along the Piney

Watch for my new book, DOWN ALONG THE PINEY, coming out in 2018 from the University of Notre Dame Press. The manuscript won the Sullivan Prize for Short Fiction. The book is a collection of thirteen stories set in the Missouri Ozarks, and most of them have some relation to the Piney River, a vigorous, in parts wild, stream flowing northward from southern Missouri toward the Missouri. I'm 70, and i Read more of this blog post »
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