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SW Hammond

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Sean William Hammond is the author of The Final Book: Gods and The Mixtape Manifesto: A Pop Culture Confessional . He is also a freelance writer contributing to music zines, adventure and lifestyle magazines, and new media technical websites. On his website, SWHammond.com, you'll find a mix of his articles, essays, and personal memoirs that encompass pop culture, politics, philosophy and relationships.

SW's writing style, particularly within his commentary, is often compared to Chuck Klosterman with countless references to pop culture, especially music. His fictional writing—taking place in historical settings or by playing on modern headlines—makes use of common and relatable themes to drive home critical points about the human condition
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SW Hammond Someone once told me that the biggest reason you can't move forward in a story is because you're unable to make sense of the past. Something within…moreSomeone once told me that the biggest reason you can't move forward in a story is because you're unable to make sense of the past. Something within the story needs to be reconciled.

If I'm experiencing some sort of writer's block, I usually use the opportunity to go back and rewrite. This helps me flush out logical inconsistencies within the dialog or plot, reengages my mind on the consequences of what's at stake at that moment in the story, and usually by the time the section is rewritten--I come out the other side on a roll.(less)
SW Hammond Creation. It's an incredibly Nietzschean sense of purpose that gives meaning to me and the universe. All acts of creation–whether it's writing or…moreCreation. It's an incredibly Nietzschean sense of purpose that gives meaning to me and the universe. All acts of creation–whether it's writing or building something out of wood, coding, entrepreneurship, illustration, and so on–is the greatest achievement and blessing of mankind. Having the opportunity to express and fulfill this profound human ability through writing is my greatest joy in life.

I also really, really love my characters. I love the different universes I construct in my head–they make so much more sense than the actual world. It might be a little weird, but I love immersing myself in the perfection of design space. I use writing as a place to find true excitement and it acts distraction from my worldly troubles–or, perhaps, helps to abstractly work through them.

Again, it's the ability to create something any way that you want. It can sometimes be difficult to articulate all of the madness swirling within my mind, but there's no better feeling than arranging an infinite array of words in such a way that brings a tear to someone's eye. Giving emotions through something you've created is a great big circle of all the most meaningful things in life.(less)
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The Final Book: Gods

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The Mixtape Manifesto: A Po...

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Mojo And The American Female

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On every measurable scale, no matter which side you are sympathetic toward, The Shortest War In History adds to the long list of Unjust wars plaguing history.



In keeping with my theme of researching the Justness of odd and absurd wars, the Anglo-Zanzibar War makes the list as it is regarded as the shortest war in history. Fierce debates have risen over the actual length of the war; Zanzibar symp...

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Unbelievably well written. The prose in this saga... wow, just wow. Highly compelling reimagining of Circe from the Goddess's point of view. Must read! I listened to the audiobook and the narrator did a fantastic job.
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" The Winter Solstice is quite important to Dr. Hork and Project Genesis – in honor, The Final Book: Gods is available today on KindleUnlimited! Happy d ...more "
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" Hurry and get your hands on a copy for review before time runs out!

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