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Ronald E. Yates

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Ronald E. Yates is an award-winning author of historical fiction and action/adventure novels, including the popular and award-winning Finding Billy Battles trilogy. His extraordinarily accurate books have captivated fans the world over who applaud his ability to blend fact and fiction.

Ron is a former award-winning foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and Professor Emeritus of Journalism at the University of Illinois where he was also the Dean of the College of Media.

His book, "The Improbable Journeys of Billy Battles," is the second in his Finding Billy Battles trilogy of novels and was published in June 2016. It has won multiple awards, including the 2017 KCT International Literary Award, the 2017 John E. Weaver Excellent Reads
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Sorry to be so tardy in answering your question. Oh No...I NEVER have writing challenges (I'm hooting at that right now). Writing is damned…more
Hi Kim,

Sorry to be so tardy in answering your question. Oh No...I NEVER have writing challenges (I'm hooting at that right now). Writing is damned hard work. I think the most challenging thing about writing fiction, as opposed to non-fiction, which is what I worked in most of my professional career, is keeping the story moving. That's called pacing. I love writing dialogue. I guess that's the journalist in me. I have spent decades listening to people and have been able to incorporate speaking styles into my fiction. We call get writer's block from time to time. When that happens, I simply stop, drink something (wine comes to mind) and think about other things. How about you? What are your challenges?(less)
Ronald E. Yates I stop writing. I don't force anything. Sometimes I might just start writing one sentence after another to see where that takes me. Normally, I stop…moreI stop writing. I don't force anything. Sometimes I might just start writing one sentence after another to see where that takes me. Normally, I stop and drink something. (A cold beer, wine or a Hemingway Hammer). Then I forget about writing until, magically, the block is gone.(less)
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