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Richard Milner is an author who loves tackling challenging and disturbing topics through allegory and myth. He is a writing consultant, a former English teacher, and a narrative designer in the video game industry. He is also the creator and moderator of Sit Down, Shut Up & Write (Orange County), a productivity-focused writer's group on meetup.com.

His debut work, the dark fantasy myth Vessel of Kali, has been described as "a rich, succinct story filled with riveting characters, and crushing honesty and brutality."

If you're interested in Vessel of Kali, you can swing by Amazon: http://amzn.to/1e9PISF

Richard thrives on fringe and speculative subject matter, and takes strong influence from music and visual arts. With a background in Psycho
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Richard Milner I find that writer's block is best circumvented before it has the chance to even exist. In short: set yourself up for success.

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I find that writer's block is best circumvented before it has the chance to even exist. In short: set yourself up for success.

Front-load your planning. Many writers undervalue the importance of planning, and get stuck because they're trying to plan what to write *while writing.* Instead, plan, develop a routine - just like going to work, or going to the gym - and then be a soldier about following your routine. Create an environmental space & time where you can safely enter "writing mode," whether it be under a tree in your back yard at midnight, or from 6-8 AM in the bathroom before your kids wake up - whatever is creatively conducive and stimulating.

Once writing, if you find yourself stuck, the worst thing you can do is stop. Writing is exactly like exercising a muscle, or practicing an instrument: it only gets done, and gets better, through the act itself. Waiting on or relying on inspiration is a surefire way to get blocked. Don't shrink from writer's block - smash it with an elbow to the face.(less)
Richard Milner Never - I repeat: never - hedge your voice, your thoughts, your perspective, or your creative power for the sake of critics, publishers, industry…moreNever - I repeat: never - hedge your voice, your thoughts, your perspective, or your creative power for the sake of critics, publishers, industry conventions, or any other factor motivated by fear. Proudly defend your creation and your right to write precisely what you want. Don't believe for a second that your job as a writer is to figure out the "right way" to write. The chance to write is a gift bordering on sacred, and it needs to be protected - as a collective art form, and a manifestation of our human experience. Be truthful with yourself when writing, and your work will show exactly who you are.(less)
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