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Writing Authentic Characters Through the Lens of Personal Experience

It was 2015 and I was working on an oil rig in West Texas as a roughneck, working 12-hour days in scorching heat for 28 days in a row. At any given moment I was physically exhausted, had torn muscles and aching joints, was wet with mud and oil, and experiencing a level of pain that would send most people to the ER. Though my body was under extreme stress my mind was disassociated from the experience, day-dreaming of sci-fi worlds, and the characters who inhabited them. I was 30 years ol…

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