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I somehow won the genes-and-family lottery when I inherited a natural happiness coupled with a skeptical eye and a drive to do.

Despite numinous gifts of love and energy, my magic carpet has slipped out from under me many times. I believe pulling out of those nosedives gave me the confidence to write and write. That and the endless beauty and pain of the world around, and the deep pleasure I feel when I record and share in poems and stories what I feel and imagine.

I developed and taught writing and coaching programs for youth artists, adult writers and adult inmates. I’ve published and performed work in person across the U.S., in numerous print magazines and on the Internet. With poet friends, I founded Fractals, a literary tabloid, and wit
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Thomas Timmins Writer's block - as far as I know, I've never had it. When I can't move ahead with a project, I usually take time off from it. I let other kinds of…moreWriter's block - as far as I know, I've never had it. When I can't move ahead with a project, I usually take time off from it. I let other kinds of writing emerge, especially short poems like haiku or couplets. Thanks for asking.(less)
Thomas Timmins Write. I heard Ray Bradbury say if you write about 2 million words, you're ready to write. That's one approach.
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