Category Archives: Writing Musings

Curious? Fictions!

Greetings everyone in Sheanland! I know it must come as a surprise to see me popping up in whatever feeds you read this blog in, having not seen me for (searches backwards through a calendar) …a day shy of five … Continue reading

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Super Action Excite Team Go!

Joyous day to you all out there in Shean-land!!! If you recall, a few weeks ago I told you all about the sale of my story, Super Action Excite Team Go!, to the magazine InterGalactic Medicine Show. Well, today is … Continue reading

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Rewriting

Writing is hard. It’s not tarring-a-roof-in-a-Georgia-summer hard, not digging-ditches-and-shifting-concrete hard, but doing it right isn’t exactly easy, either.  But it’s also fun and incredibly rewarding.  There is no better feeling than Having Written.  That’s right, I said no better feeling. … Continue reading

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My Very First Review!

Greetings! It’s been quiet here at Here I Go since I had the honor to attend Odyssey – just one post since to announce the publication of my first story. Today we have another first!  My first review! Black Gate … Continue reading

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Public Reading

I’m now a third of the way through Odyssey, and I’ve learned more about the bones of writing in the last two weeks than in the forty years prior.  It’s amazing.  But I’m not here now to talk about that. Instead, … Continue reading

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Be A Better Writer (Workshops, Pt. 2)

I’m sitting in a dorm room in New Hampshire as I write this. I’ve been out of college for nearly twenty years, but here I am, back in a dorm. Why? I wrote last week about some of the many … Continue reading

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Be A Better Writer (pt. 1 – Workshops)

While I’ve been trying to write full time for only about a year and a half now, it is something I’ve been dreaming about and working toward for most of my adult life. I’ve read how-to books and memoirs, followed … Continue reading

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Who is Matthew Shean?

Since starting on this path to being an author, I’ve had to do a lot of soul searching and self examination. In grad school, I spent a long time wondering whether I was cut out to be a scientist, how … Continue reading

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The Children’s Author with 1,000 Faces

One of the things I enjoy is trying to look at a collection of things and observing the patterns there, seeing the pattern in the noise.  It comes, I think, from decades of training as a scientist.  The thing is, … Continue reading

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Hey, I wrote a book, will you read it?

I’ve been reading and listening to author interviews for years, hoping to better understand what it’s like to be an author.  And one of the things they always mention with dread is when some random stranger asks them to read something they … Continue reading

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