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1979 and 2019

As I look ahead to 2019, I also have to look back 40 years to 1979. That year started magically. My mom turned 50, I went to my prom, I was showered with awards by my high school, graduated as a valedictorian, and looked forward to going to UCLA. Then things took a horrible turn. …

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Why I’m not nostalgic for the 80s

This post is inspired by a typo. When someone talked about being nostalgic for the 1980s even though she didn’t grow up during that time, I replied: As someone who spent my 20s in the 80s, they all that great. — Matthew Arnold Stern (@maswriter) June 11, 2018 Oops. So am I or am I …

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An interview with Joannes Rhino

In 2017, I was interviewed by Joannes Rhino about writer’s block, fiction, being a cubicle author, and more. The interview is no longer available at Rhino’s site, but I saved our emails. The restored interview follows (with some updates). 

How (and why) I finally got Freiburg, Germany into a novel

It has been three years since I last went to Freiburg, Germany. Since then, I’ve been trying to find a way to get that southwestern German city into a novel. After some trial and error, I finally did. Freiburg is in Amiga. Here’s how and why (with some minor spoilers ahead).

My answers to questions agents ask writers

Chuck Sambuchino of Writer’s Digest posted a helpful column by Lisa Katzenberger listing four questions agents ask writers at pitch sessions. I’m working to get my new novels published, so here are my answers to those questions. If you’re a writer, my responses may help you formulate your own answers. If you’re an agent or publisher, please read …

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