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Steven L. Sheppard

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Ayn Rand, Sylvia Plath, Ovid, Emily Dickinson

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September 2012

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I am a writer who lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

All of my published writing is available through the Amazon Kindle Store here:

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Steven L. Sheppard Currently I've been working on finishing a play I've titled, "Medusa's Haircut". This one I haven't worked on it since the very beginning of this…moreCurrently I've been working on finishing a play I've titled, "Medusa's Haircut". This one I haven't worked on it since the very beginning of this year, because plot holes were opening up on me at the time, and I was unable to pave over them. I eventually learned to just set such books aside, and work on another one when that happens. And that's actually why I started working on it again, because another play I've been writing, "Jen", I had to set aside like that, as well. Anyway, I've finally managed to pave said plot holes fairly well. And I already know which artist's artwork I want to obtain permission to use for its cover, too.

But... I've now set both of those aside, to begin working on two entirely new plays this weekend. I feel such an urgency to get these ones down, and down in a much stronger form than simply just making notes on each to work on one day, but start working on them right now. Both I already have working titles for, one being "Unrequited Waves", and the other titled, "Werther and Lotte". I also have several more Greek myth based plays loosely plotted and planned, but I'm apparently working on these four right now. Little by little I am able to bring each to a more fuller expression. Some are closer to reaching the finishing line first, but I can often get tripped up along the way, so I don't really know right now which one will reach theirs first. (less)
Steven L. Sheppard The idea for it developed along the way. I didn't plan to write a book initially, I only planned on trying to write *a* haiku. Just one. I actually go…moreThe idea for it developed along the way. I didn't plan to write a book initially, I only planned on trying to write *a* haiku. Just one. I actually go more into the details of this in the introduction to the book. I'll quote the relevant part here, but you can read the rest of the introduction as well get a decent sampling of the 237 creative writing pieces that I've selected to include in "Five Seven Five" on Amazon here:

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"In October 2013, I was invited to a Quent Cordair Fine Art gallery writing contest titled, "Haiku and win!", hosted by Linda Cordair. I thought I'd try my hand at writing one, just to see if I could, so after learning about what Haikus were, I wrote and submitted my contest entry, the subject of which, had to have something to do with the art gallery, and once submitted, the top three entries with the most "likes" and "shares" would each win one of three prizes. Multiple entries into the contest were welcomed, so I kept at it, because there is just so much inspirational art there at the gallery that I couldn't write just one, I wrote many. One of my submitted ones received so many "likes", that I was easily one of the winners. I kept writing more and more of them even after the contest was over, because I knew very early on that I would soon have enough for a book. I ended up writing over 400 in a month and a half. Recently, I returned to these little creative writing pieces, and wrote even more of them. There is an estimated 600 of them. I've selected nearly 250 of them to include in this book."(less)
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"Focus" is available for purchase. It is my 24th published book.

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“Oh, Narcissus! My heart beats ink for you.
A pulse in every line.
It's your eyes
my words want to be read by,
your kind of mind
they would be understood by,
your heart
they'd be felt by,
and then you'd feel the same way that I do,
if only these words could be read or heard by you.”
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“My art hid the fact that it was art, it was so real.”
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“Aloneness and selfness are too important to betray for company.”
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“Living with him is like being told a perpetual story: his mind is the biggest, most imaginative I have ever met. I could live in its growing countries forever.”
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“I could not be happy with a man whose taste did not in every point coincide with my own. He must enter in all my feelings; the same books, the same music must charm us both.”
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