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J.W. Alden

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J.W. Alden is fascinated with the fantastic. As such, science fiction and fantasy have become 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 just outside West Palm Beach with his wife Allison, who doesn't mind the odd assortment of musical instruments and medieval weaponry that decorate his office (as long as he tries to brandish the former more often than the latter).

J.W. Alden is a 1st Place Writers of the Future winner, a graduate of Odyssey Writing Workshop, and a member of SFWA. His short fic
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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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The newest episode of Cast of Wonders, a Young Adult fiction podcast featuring tales of the fantastic, dropped today. It features a story of mine called The Tentacles Never Lie.

The Tentacles Never Lie is about a saleswoman working for a mega-conglomerate called GalactiCorp, which profits from selling failed and faulty retail products to an alien race with no concept of dishonesty.... Read more of this blog post »
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