After a childhood in academia, J. Daniel Sawyer declared his independence by dropping out of high school and setting off on a series of adventures in the bowels of the film industry, the venture capital culture of silicon valley, surfing safaris, bohemians, burners, historians, theologians, adventurers, climbers, drug dealers, gangbangers, and inventors before his past finally caught up to him.
Trapped in a world bookended by one wall falling in Berlin and other walls going up around suburbia and along national borders throughout the world, he rediscovered his deep love of history and, with it, and obsession with predicting the future as it grew aggressively out of the past.
To date, this obsession has yielded over thirty books and innumerable short stories, the occasional short film, nearly a dozen podcasts stretching over a decade and a half, and a career creating novels and audiobooks exploring the world through the lens of his own peculiar madness, in the depths of his own private forest in a rural exile, where he uses the quiet to write, walk on the beach, and manage a production company that brings innovative stories to the ears of audiences across the world.
For news and free stories, sign up for his occasional newsletter. Or find his contact info, podcasts, and more on his home page at http://www.jdsawyer.net
Thanks for the great advice!!! 🙂
Follow On Question: Does it help your subconscious to go to other works that are totally different from what you are stuck on or something similar?
I finally figured out what my current stuck point was, it hit me today!! I described my characters emotionally and their personalities but didn’t write their physical descriptions. This is partly because many of my secondary characters became main characters and other characters died along the way… aint war hell!! 🙂 Now that I know where I need to improve, I could use your help with the how! What sort of details do you recommend for character sheets?