Category Archives: John Clark

The Mind is My Salvation

John Clark pondering in these absurd and scary times. Nothing like feeling as though you’re stuck in bastard love child movie birthed by Bergman and Fellini. Early morning grocery shopping had me imagining I was an actor in a revised … Continue reading

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The power of your voice

John Clark talking about a power we all have, but might not think is one, reading aloud. Kate and I were extremely lucky to have parents who read to us on a regular basis from infancy until we were able … Continue reading

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Still, I Persist

“You’re either part of the solution or you’re part of the problem,” Eldridge Cleaver. This is one of the most memorable quotes from my time in college. When I went off to Arizona State from the town of Union, I … Continue reading

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Put That Body in the Right Spot, Boy

John Clark discussing three very handy references if you want to write real Maine fiction. Way back in the 1990s when I taught Information Technology at Central Maine Community College, one of the things I tried to get my students … Continue reading

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A Full House of YA Excellence

John Clark sharing five young adult books that are all stellar in different ways. Three are in a series with the final book coming out late last week, just in time for me to write this post. Another describes hardscrabble … Continue reading

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Three Dead Guys Walk into a Bar

There is a bar in Somerset County. Biker gangs and cops avoid it for very good reasons. It caters to the dead. A select few living souls are permitted to stop in if invited by one of the regulars. I’m … Continue reading

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Hello Darkness, My Old Friend

Hello Darkness, My Old Friend John Clark on the topic of short stories. Years ago, I was invested in writing full length books when my sister Kate suggested I might be good at writing short stories. She was one of … Continue reading

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