And the winner is…

Last week, as part of my release for Into the Bewilderness, I announced a giveaway of a copy of that book plus one other that I collaborated on. Well, the contest is over and we have a winner. Lisa S. has won the giveaway and she will get the copies…

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Wordcount Wednesday

That was an interesting week in terms of writing. This past Friday, I decided that I was going to go for the gold. I was going to go for a 10,000 word day. I honestly don’t know if I ever did that before. I think I’ve come close but never…

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Get Lost “In the Bewilderness”

SURPRISE BOOK RELEASE! Okay, not that much of a surprise, really. If you’ve been paying attention to my social media accounts, you had to have known that I was up to something. And I was. I was tinkering with and figuring out the process to publish my own collection of…

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Wordcount Wednesday

This has been an interesting week. When I set out working on my newest project (still entitled #GottaBeBae), I set a rather lofty goal for myself. This year, I am once again going to be speaking at the One Year Adventure Novel workshop in mid-June. I always have a blast…

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Wordcount Wednesday

Boy, once again, it’s been a while. This hasn’t been an easy time for me when it comes to my writing. For some reason, I’ve been in a bit of a funk for the past few months. I had every intention of writing and working on different projects, but every…

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Avengers: Infinity War

Okay, so I just got back from seeing Avengers: Infinity War. And I legitimately think that I’m traumatized by the experience. But it was so good. I will say this, right up front. I know that #ThanosDemandsMySilence, so this will be entirely spoiler-free. So let’s talk about as much of the…

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Further Musings on The Last Jedi

What a difference a week makes. Shortly after I watched The Last Jedi, I decided to compile a list of some serious and not-so-serious questions that I had after viewing the movie. Rather than include them in my spoiler-free review, I had decided to write a new post, one that would…

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The Last Jedi

Big surprise, I went to the opening night of the latest Star Wars movie. And I know so many of you are waiting for my review before you decide to go and see it for yourself, right? Because I have that out-sized impact on people’s movie viewing habits, I know.…

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Wordcount “Wednesday”

Because it’s Wednesday somewhere still, right? So a few days ago, I posted this picture on Instagram:   Doing something scary… I’ll blog about it on Wednesday. #amwriting A post shared by John Otte (@otte.jw) on Dec 4, 2017 at 1:48pm PST And I did promise that I would blog…

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Justice League

Hoo, boy. All right, before we get into the meat of the review, I feel that there are a few things I have to say up front. The necessity of these disclaimers comes from a few years of debating the merits of the DCCU with friends of mine. It seems…

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