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Andrew Jonathan Fine

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Born
in Camden, New Jersey, The United States
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Piers Anthony (www.hipiers.com), C. S. Lewis, Catherine Asaro

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I arrived in Camden to a Conservative Jewish Family.

I didn't learn to talk until 6, after 2 years of experimental instruction. Once I learned to start talking I never did learn how to stop; but I consider myself far more eloquent in writing than in speech.

I did what I could with the hand I was dealt, which turned out to be a form of high functioning autism. I now live in Idaho's Silver Valley, where I'm learning to forget all the grief I've ever known. Writing helps.

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Andrew Jonathan Fine Write what you know. What what you love to write. Write in your own natural storytelling format. NEVER think of writing for money.

For the longest time…more
Write what you know. What what you love to write. Write in your own natural storytelling format. NEVER think of writing for money.

For the longest time I was stuck trying to write with the standard 3rd person omniscient narrator formula of story telling, and quickly lost motivation after the first ten pages.

I contacted one of my mentors, Piers Anthony, for help. He suggested I write my chapters as ten pages long, as self-contained stories.

I then remembered an author, David Brin, whose Startide Rising and Heaven's Reach stories were written as short chapters in 1rst person. I followed that format, and soon found myself UNABLE to stop writing!

It wasn't hard to link more-or-less selt-contained stories with common themes, and that's how my first novel fell out.(less)
Andrew Jonathan Fine Knowing that even if nobody outside your family might read your book, that there's still a piece of you surviving on a shelf somewhere. Writing a…moreKnowing that even if nobody outside your family might read your book, that there's still a piece of you surviving on a shelf somewhere. Writing a novel was something I did as part of my bucket list. I'm happy to have that behind me... I'm happier yet that my story has already touched some peoples' hearts and made some others think.(less)
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Alouette's Song

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Alouette's Dream

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Alouette's Wings

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“Nobody can just get from there to accepting a person's love in just an instant. She needed time to let that love cleanse her. I held my arms open to her, waiting for her to wind down. She walked into them and sobbed against my chest.”
Andrew Jonathan Fine, Alouette's Song

“With soft words and encouragement I taught him to trust our love, so he could surrender himself to me in mind and heart as well as body when it came his time. Watching the results in his face and feeling them otherwise was a truly beautiful thing.”
Andrew Jonathan Fine, Alouette's Song

“Machar! In spite of gray. and gloomy skies, Tomorrow will be clear and bright. Sing! For tomorrow is another day. Dream of dreams, and let there be no sorrow. Don't be discouraged, lead the way, and Machar will be... a bright tomorrow!”
Andrew Jonathan Fine, Alouette's Song

“Nobody can just get from there to accepting a person's love in just an instant. She needed time to let that love cleanse her. I held my arms open to her, waiting for her to wind down. She walked into them and sobbed against my chest.”
Andrew Jonathan Fine, Alouette's Song

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