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Ryan Aldred

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When not writing, Ryan Aldred runs a small Canadian charity that supports education in Afghanistan, Tanzania, Uganda, and other at-risk regions.

Ryan previously worked as a defense analyst and continues to serve as a Sergeant in the Canadian Forces Reserve. Ryan and his family live in beautiful Prince Edward County. He’s never met a beach he doesn’t like.

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Ryan Aldred I start with a basic outline, and then mostly I just give myself permission to let the rough draft be rough. I refer to that phase as 'making clay' -…moreI start with a basic outline, and then mostly I just give myself permission to let the rough draft be rough. I refer to that phase as 'making clay' - it's really the edits where it all comes together. And I go for long walks to mull things over.

But generally I try and prevent writer's block by being a 'plantser' - neither too much a 'plotter' nor a 'pantser' (seat-of-the-pants writer). Though I have an outline, I give my characters the freedom to take the storyline in different directions. That results in my outline being rewritten 2 - 3 times during the writing process.(less)
Ryan Aldred Naps.

Seriously, though, it's that moment when your character surprises you with something completely out of the blue and you're not so much writing as…more
Naps.

Seriously, though, it's that moment when your character surprises you with something completely out of the blue and you're not so much writing as you are trying to record what's happening inside your head.

And the sense of community is amazing. It's a great deal of fun to spend time with other authors, and to hear from readers who have enjoyed your work.(less)
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Sand. Monkeys. Murder. With death threats piling up on the rum-soaked bar, Ben and his friends take over a Costa Rican cantina in search of a fresh start – or a quick end.

Hardcovers will soon be available for $25.95, but I'm thrilled to announce that Rum Luck is now available as a Kindle eBook at the low price of just $3.99.

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An intricate page-turner that dives deep beneath the manicured gardens and fairways of small town Ontario.
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4.5 stars. A layered, fast-moving Noir bolstered by its distinctive setting, protagonist and humour.
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An excellent guide to improv suitable for novice and experienced improvisers alike. Filled with practical and humorous examples, Norman writes with an energy that's sure to inspire.
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4.5 stars. Anthony Horowitz, as always, is masterful - and yet, he doesn't quite capture the hedonism and love of luxury that Fleming's Bond so shamelessly enjoyed. Of course, there are elements of Fleming's Bond that simply wouldn't fly in our moder ...more
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