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Dan Burns

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Dan Burns's new story collection is Grace: Stories and a Novella. He is the author of the novels A Fine Line and Recalled to Life and the short story collection No Turning Back: Stories. He is also an award-winning writer of stories for the screen and stage. He resides with his family in Illinois and enjoys spending time in Wisconsin and Montana, where he stalks endless rivers in pursuit of trout and a career as a fly fisherman. ...more

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Dan Burns That's easy. I'd hop in my car and drive to Green Town, Illinois, the fictional town of Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine. It is a place that reminds me o…moreThat's easy. I'd hop in my car and drive to Green Town, Illinois, the fictional town of Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine. It is a place that reminds me of my youth, of a simpler time, where kids run free in green spaces that span for miles in a place where families gather to relish in the magic and majesty of a small rural town.

I've read Dandelion Wine many times. I'm drawn to the book often, for I need to escape this life and all its distractions in search of the meaningful, to put on my cherished gym shoes and run through the ravines and streets with my brother, from sun up until the street lights go on, kicking up the newly cut blades of grass, running until breathless, exploring the wonders of each new day and hoping to see the fire balloons rise again in the summer evening sky.

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Dan Burns I have never had writer's block because I always make sure I have multiple projects going on at the same time. If the words aren’t flowing on one proj…moreI have never had writer's block because I always make sure I have multiple projects going on at the same time. If the words aren’t flowing on one project, I shift over to another one. Minimally, I'm always publicizing the last book (which requires a lot of writing for marketing and publicity), working on the current book, and planning and sketching out the next one (or two). Along with that, I set a goal to write two new poems each month and I try to be fairly regimented in my approach to writing in my journal. Writing in my journal provides me a great opportunity to write out, in long hand, whatever is racing around in my head at the time, which often leads to another story idea or writing project.(less)
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Recalled To Life

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A Fine Line

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No Turning Back

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The First 60 Seconds: Win T...

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Grace: Stories and a Novella

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Ray Bradbury's Influence On My Writing Career by Dan Burns

I became a writer because of Ray Bradbury.
 
Over thirty years ago, I first considered becoming a writer. My favorite author, Ray Bradbury, had made me do it. Over the years, he had grabbed me and engaged me with his words and especially his short stories. He opened my eyes to the limitless possibilities of words and books. Mainly through the influence of his short stories, he urged me to keep readi

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