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"The pen IS mightier than the sword"--I've won a few battles with it.


Background Information

I should have known that writing was a calling for me during my high school years. I would often get high marks for writing essays and short stories. I especially liked the process of gathering information and condensing it for presentation. [Investigative Journalism] is what I pursued as a career. However, I -like many others- ignored my calling and went off to explore the world on my own terms. Writing became my "alter ego"--so to speak. Over the years, I took a stab at writing and even took many courses and attended conferences. Procrastination was and still is my biggest obstacle. If only! I am influenced by many authors, however I do especially like the style of Ernest Hemingway.

Birth Place
Poughkeepsie, NY USA
Accomplishments

I've written numerous articles for news papers and magazines and received an Honorable Mention in the (Writer's Journal) magazine for a short story--a few years ago.

Additional Information

At the present time, I am working and making a living with an ability (gift) I was born with--carpentry and construction. This is the profession I chose out of necessity upon discharge from the Marines--it has supported me all these years. Ironicly, I have received the equivalent of the 'Oscar' in this profession by a board of my peers: "Contractor of the Year" back in the mid eighties. I am still active as a writer and am trying to complete at least one screenplay that has been a "work-in-progress" for over twenty years! The title is (The Baker's Son) and it is based on my lifes' experiences which covers my journey from small town, country boy, to Marines in Vietnam, to Hollywood glory days, and back to my hometown--marriage, children, job, and peace of mind.

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c/o John Gasparro P.O. Box 1266
Pleasant Valley NY 12569   USA
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My opinion on today's actors and Hollywood today. It was SHOW-business and now it is show-BUSINESS! Unfortunately, this also applies to today's writers and publishers. They have forgotten that a great story has a simple paradigm: a begining-a middle-and an end. Period!






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