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David J. Kent

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David J. Kent is the author of five books on Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison, and Abraham Lincoln.

His newest book is "Lincoln: The Man Who Saved America," now into its 2nd printing,

His previous books include "Edison: The Inventor of the Modern World" and "Tesla: The Wizard of Electricity," now into its 8th printing,

All books are available at Barnes and Noble stores and online. Signed copies of all three books can also be purchased directly from the author.

He is also the author of two specialty e-books, "Nikola Tesla: Renewable Energy Ahead of its Time," and "Abraham Lincoln and Nikola Tesla: Connected by Fate." Both are available for direct download on Amazon.com.

David is award winning scientist, a traveler, and an author who regul
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David J. Kent Inspiration comes in two ways. One is the simple drudgery of setting aside a time each day to write. Sometimes what I write during that time is wonder…moreInspiration comes in two ways. One is the simple drudgery of setting aside a time each day to write. Sometimes what I write during that time is wonderful, sometimes not, but the act of writing itself seems to inspire the imagination. The other way is to give in to the epiphanies of creativity that insert themselves into my schedule. I'm constantly tapping into my smartphone; if the inspiration hits while waiting in line I capture it immediately. Some of my best work comes when I'm in the oddest places.(less)
David J. Kent There are several ways to avoid writer’s block, including some I’ve already mentioned. For example:

Keep a list of topics: It could be bullet points o…more
There are several ways to avoid writer’s block, including some I’ve already mentioned. For example:

Keep a list of topics: It could be bullet points or paragraphs, whatever can get you started typing onto the virtual page (or for those who prefer the manual method, putting pen to paper),

Keep a list of writing prompts, or links to writing prompt pages: Some writing prompts are silly and simple (e.g., “Write a 100-word story or poem using the words “Good Golly, Miss Molly”). Others may stimulate deeper introspection (e.g., “Write 1500 words on how you felt when you got an B in a class after getting an A on every exam and paper”).

Keep a blog calendar: This is a variation on keeping a topic list in which you schedule posts for future events. For example, your calendar for March 17th can say “Post about St. Patrick’s Day.” If you write your posts ahead of time (like you should), put the entry into a date prior to the 17th, such as the 10th or 12th or whatever the weekend day is before the 17th. Be as specific as you can (e.g., “Post about cousin Liam ending up in jail after last year’s St. Patrick’s Day mishap”).

Write stream of consciousness: Remember above that I said to type the word ‘The,’ then keep typing? That’s stream of consciousness. Just write whatever comes to mind even if it lacks organization or even sense. It might be something you later unceremoniously toss into the recycle bin, or it might be a nugget of gold that sets you on the journey of your life. You won’t know until you write it.

Write poetry: If you’re a prose writer, try writing a poem. If you write non-fiction, try a short fictional piece. If a science fiction writer, try memoir (or a science fictionalized version of your memoir). Write something different than you usually write, whether it be an opera, a play, erotica, a murder mystery, or an international thriller. Stimulate a few brain cells that have lain dormant.

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Abraham Lincoln Picks a Vice President or Two

As I write this, Barack Obama’s Vice President Joe Biden is within days of picking his own vice presidential running mate, so it seems a good time to revisit the two vice presidents that Abraham Lincoln picked. Well, saying Lincoln picked his vice presidents isn’t quite accurate. In fact, he... Continue reading Read more of this blog post »
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Interesting early compilation and discussion of the books read by Abraham Lincoln. For an updated compilation, See Bray's "Reading With Lincoln."
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Nikola Tesla
“The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention.”
Nikola Tesla, My Inventions

Roald Dahl
“So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookshelf on the wall.”
Roald Dahl

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
“I was a victim of a series of accidents, as are we all.”
Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan

Dr. Seuss
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

Gabriel García Márquez
“It's enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment.”
Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude

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