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Paul Anthony Shortt

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A child at heart who turned to writing and roleplaying games when there simply weren’t enough action figures to play out the stories he wanted, Paul Anthony Shortt has been writing all his life.

He believes in magic and monsters. In ghosts and fairies. The creatures that lurk under the bed and inside the closet. The things that live in the dark, and the heroes who stand against them. Above all, he believes that stories have the power to change the world, and the most important stories are the ones which show that monsters can be beaten.

He lives in Ireland with his wife Jen and their dogs, Pepper and Jasper. Their first child, Conor William Henry Shortt, was born on July 11th, 2011. He passed away three days later, but brought love and joy in
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Paul Anthony Shortt When I'm working on the first draft, I write everything in sequence, start to finish. This does get frustrating something, since endings are my…moreWhen I'm working on the first draft, I write everything in sequence, start to finish. This does get frustrating something, since endings are my favourite thing to write, and I have to be patient before I get there.

When I'm editing, though, I do often make notes where I have to go back and add additional content and scenes.(less)
Paul Anthony Shortt I write anyway, even if it's terrible. Sometimes you have to write a whole lot of garbage to find one tiny jewel.
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 ♥♥Mari♥♥ Hi, Paul! Thanks for the friend request!! Looking forward to starting the Memory Wars trilogy!! : )


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