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What Are Some Lessons I Learned?

That’s what I’m going to share about this journey. I might even write a few articles about this as I ruminate on the crapshoot of a year that was 2020, the dumpster fire, the nuclear explosion, the aliens dropping their radioactive waste into our atmosphere, or the crack in the…


A Dark, Humorous, Urban Fantasy Story

Tharmit the marmot beared no resemblance to a marmot. The stocky dwarf walked into the gas station, shoving a frail human to the side. His bulky armor clanged through the aisle. …


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If you’re reading this, looking for help with depression and your mental health, you’re on the right path. As humans, we yearn to grow and learn, bettering ourselves. The path to growth is riddled with potholes, roadblocks, and gigantic walls standing in our way to happiness.

When you take up…


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The New Year is on its way. I launched my Patreon earlier today. My reader audience is growing. Overall, the year was successful.

I should be happy.

I’m not.

Depression sucks.

I’ve done pretty well this year. My creative path keeps my monsters at bay. …


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The past few months have been, well let’s put it nicely, bathing in the fires of Satan’s hot tub would have felt wonderful. We bought a car — the dealer tried to hide a faulty engine. Four conventions in a row were phenomenally bad. Artists and authors walked out of…


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Standing at my table during a pop culture convention, I watched as a man in black slacks and a collared shirt stood in the center aisle, staring at me in the distance. A reader asked me questions as I explained my fantasy series.

My peripheral vision watched the mysterious man…


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Are you struggling with depression? I’ve been battling it for years. The first step was acknowledging I had depression and finding help. Once I found help, I had to discover what energized my daily life.

Over and over, I would hear, “You have to start the day by making your…


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When you’re depressed, it’s difficult to find ways to lift you out of the darkness. The demon clutches your soul, dragging you down to the depths of despair. It carries you deep into an abyss, drowning you, and stifling your ability to move, think, or feel positively. …


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When you start writing, it’s common to ask, “Should I use a pen name?”

There are many opinions on the subject. Some writers agree with pen names while others disagree. Their reasons are their own, but I find most disagreement is related to a need for personal acknowledgment.

Why Do I Use a Pen Name?

When I…


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The world is designed to fight against perfection. In the eyes of modern media, perfection is the model smiling family, and other angelic, happy people they choose to push through their media outlets.

Over and over we see signs, television shows, news clips, and other media that reinforces modern culture’s…

Will O'Shire

Creating action-packed urban fantasy stories filled with magic, myth, and monsters in my pajama pants. I also write about depression, anxiety, and life.

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