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J.W. Alden

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J.W. Alden is fascinated with the fantastic. As such, he's made science fiction and fantasy his literary domain—though some other weird things sneak in from time to time.

Growing up along the coasts of Florida, James learned to hate the sun and love the shade. While most kids his age spent their weekends at the beach or on the basketball court, he buried himself in books. He now lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he is trying desperately to understand the difference between a state and a commonwealth.

Alden is a 1st Place Writers of the Future winner, a graduate of Odyssey Writing Workshop, and an active member of SFWA. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Nature, Daily Science Fiction, and various o
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J.W. Alden Read every day. Write every day. There are lots of books out there with great writing advice, and there are some amazing workshops that can cram…moreRead every day. Write every day. There are lots of books out there with great writing advice, and there are some amazing workshops that can cram knowledge into your brain (like the one I attended: Odyssey Workshop), but at the end of the day the best thing you can do for your craft is immerse yourself in it. Make it a part of your daily routine. A writer must read. A writer must write.(less)
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