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Gary McPherson

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Gary McPherson (1966-) was born in Sacramento, California, and spent his childhood in Westminster, Ca. For most of his adult life, Gary has lived in North Carolina. He and his wife have lived in Charlotte, NC for the past twenty-six years. A change in health, and a love of story telling moved Gary from a 27 year career in Computer and Software Engineering to Author.

Gary's favorite writing genre is mystery/thrillers. His debut novel, and first in the berserker series, "Joshua and the Shadow of Death" released Oct 30, 2018. His second novel in the berserker series, "Harold and the Angel of Death" is set to release May 2019.

In addition, Gary has written a satire book of anecdotal short stories titled "Country Boy" under the pen name Lucius Mc
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Gary McPherson There are a couple of answers. If I am writing on a novel, I will walk away. Sometimes for a few minutes, but it can be up to a week or two. My…moreThere are a couple of answers. If I am writing on a novel, I will walk away. Sometimes for a few minutes, but it can be up to a week or two. My personality tends to lean towards anti-procrastination. If you are someone who performs better under a tight timeline, then you may not have the time window to walk away for days.

If a time crunch is upon you, I find taking a few minutes away and reading or watching something that distracts my mind off my work usually does the trick.

I also write short stories on my website. If I am unable to think of a short story and I need one completed in the next day or two I will often times go for a walk or a drive and nature or people watch for inspiration.(less)
Gary McPherson I would have to admit that being a writer is a great way to work through some issues. No matter if your works are fiction or non-fiction if you want…moreI would have to admit that being a writer is a great way to work through some issues. No matter if your works are fiction or non-fiction if you want to create a compelling story you have to be sincere. Sincerity comes when you include pieces of yourself in your stories. You will be amazed at would you can dig up out of your life when you are looking for inspiration.

Secondly is the community. My first career was working as a computer engineer, software developer, and finally a global manager in IT. IT was a very competitive business. People always say that knowledge is power, but I used to joke that in IT knowledge was money. People would only help others up to a certain point in the tech community. It may sound harsh, but when you are jockeying for position and paychecks, you develop that sort of environment.

The writing community is the opposite of that, for the most part. Everyone I have met and worked with has been fantastic when it comes to mentoring and guidance. I have talked with authors, publishers, and publicists that seem eager to help a new writer improve their craft and contribute to the world. How does it get any better than that?

To summarize, writing is great at acting as your therapist and bringing you new friends who want to help you share the voices and people inside you brain. I am not sure it gets any better than that. Oh wait, it can. Selling lots of books so you can pay your rent or mortgage as a writer puts the much-needed cherry on top.(less)
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