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Randall Allen Dunn was raised on a steady diet of James Bond, Batman, Star Trek and Indiana Jones. He writes stories of action, adventure, and infinite possibility, as well as instructional books about writing.
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Randall Allen Dunn The massive scorpions raced down the sandy hill toward Julio, their pincers clicking in anticipation. Julio's heart pounded as he dove into the frigid…moreThe massive scorpions raced down the sandy hill toward Julio, their pincers clicking in anticipation. Julio's heart pounded as he dove into the frigid ocean and swam to a safe distance, to turn and watch the mutant creatures littering the shore as he waited for the volcano to erupt.(less)
Randall Allen Dunn I don't. There actually is no such thing as writer's block. However, many people are impacted by what I call "perfectionist's paralysis". If I told…moreI don't. There actually is no such thing as writer's block. However, many people are impacted by what I call "perfectionist's paralysis". If I told these people to write their name, their age, where they live, etc., they could do it, so it's not that they cannot write anything. It's that they're paralyzed by the gripping fear that what they write won't be good enough.
I felt this paralysis when I started writing my first sequel. I knew exactly what would happen in the story and was excited for it, and even had a few opening chapters written out. But when I sat to actually write it, I felt a sense of dread. I loved the first book, The Red Rider, and so did many others, and I feared I couldn't make the sequel at least as good, in the story, characters, writing style - anything. But I took a breath and started writing it, anyway, knowing it might be awful - as all first drafts are.
The way I overcome perfectionist's paralysis is to write. If necessary, I write something meaningless, like my name or what you did today, or I start typing out old story notes I never transcribed, to get started. Then I prepare myself to write something bad, if I'm still stuck. If I expect it to be bad, anyway, there's no pressure. Once I start writing and get past that roadblock of fear, I quickly re-discover my passion for the story.(less)
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Hot cranberry juice is a perfect morning beverage. Not coffee or tea, but cranberry juice, heated up in, I guess, a microwave. The man got up at 5:30 every morning, so he knew what worked.Getting up at 5:30 a.m. every day means you can answer an awful lot of mail.A daily 20-minute swim does a world of good for you.Weighing... Read more of this blog post »
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