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Jim Melanson

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Poet, programmer, procrastinator, sci-fi geek, coffee snob, actor, writer, and devoted Christian.

I'm a quiet and thoughtful man who tends to think deeply, and act slowly. Much of this inner reflection and self-assessment shows up in my writing. “Capturing what truly motivates us,” is how I describe my approach to both fiction and non-fiction. I've been told I have a very direct, and sometimes in-your-face, way of writing. I try to always use conversational language; and as one test reader of my first novel put it, “made the complexities of space flight seem almost understandable.”

I read my first novel by Laura Ingalls Wilder at the age of eight, and this began my love affair with the written word. My first foray into personal writing, as a
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Jim Melanson I would go to Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars and spend my time wind surfing/sailing like they did in Blue Mars (or was it Green Mars?).
Jim Melanson Step away from the computer! Sometimes I need a day, sometimes I need a few weeks. Usually, working on something completely different will free up the…moreStep away from the computer! Sometimes I need a day, sometimes I need a few weeks. Usually, working on something completely different will free up the creative muse to give me some ideas. I've found most often that after a few days away, sitting down and forcing myself to write the first paragraph of a new chapter will suddenly kick the creative juices into high gear... that and too much time watching BGT audtions on YouTube.(less)
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IT'S BACK!! IT'S BACK !! IT'S BAAACCCCKKKK!!!! YAYYYYY!!!!!

The X-Files is coming back to TV with a whole new series. Mulder, Scully, Skinner, The Lone Gunmen, and ..... The Smoking Man!!

I can't wait!!!

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“I don’t believe a person can truly do “smiles” unless they are willing to risk doing “tears”. You have to be able to risk to be able to gain, even if sometimes it is your tenuous grasp on your temporary sanity that is at risk.”
Jim Melanson, I Apologize for Nothing: A Man's Poetry

“Yes, some people are going to reject you, some people are not going to find you interesting. That’s okay. There will be lots of people you encounter, that will not be your cup of tea either.”
Jim Melanson, I Apologize for Nothing: A Man's Poetry

“I don’t believe a person can truly do “smiles” unless they are willing to risk doing “tears”. You have to be able to risk to be able to gain, even if sometimes it is your tenuous grasp on your temporary sanity that is at risk.”
Jim Melanson, I Apologize for Nothing: A Man's Poetry

“Yes, some people are going to reject you, some people are not going to find you interesting. That’s okay. There will be lots of people you encounter, that will not be your cup of tea either.”
Jim Melanson, I Apologize for Nothing: A Man's Poetry

“I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”
Marilyn Monroe

“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
Dr. Seuss

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”
Bernard M. Baruch

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