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J. Chris Lawrence
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Exciting news! Flash Fiction Chronicles is hosting a contest for the very best of your short works. And, just like last year, I will be helping out as an advance judge as well as interviewing some of the winners. For more information, be sure to follow the link, or feel free to ask in the comments below. We look forward to reading your stories!
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I had a lot of fun with this special Halloween Interdimensional Interview, where I sat down with Anthony J. Rapino to discuss his new audio book (Reality Engineers), what inspires him to write horror, and how to best escape an army of misguided Bieber fans.
Halloween is my favorite time of the year. It's a day for candy, a day for kids, a day for going to overpriced junk stores peddling the foulest wretches of your secret, sexy-pizza nightmares. It's ...
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In this week's Interdimensional Interview, I sat down with Nicholas Ahlhelm to discuss his new Kickstarter project, Superheroes, and best feeding habits for Laser Sharks!
I love Facebook. Sure, it’s mostly politics, kitten videos, and viral photos misquoting famous people being posted by hordes of duck-lipped teenagers and soccer moms. Yet, there are diamonds in tha...
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The new Interdimensional Interview is up! Check out my discussion with author Patrick Donovan as we discuss his new novel "Demon Jack" (Fable Press), demon possession, and what should happen when vampires are exposed to daylight.
Some guy’s head pops off. Like, right in front of me. I’m okay with this, I tell myself. This is okay. Everything’s okay— Now the woman that did it is turning my way, her green eyes glowing in head...
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Wow!! How many are you up to now? Love these, b.t.w.!
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Click to find out about my bionic eye charity, and read my interview with Jesse Pohlman as we discuss his newest novel, modern literature markets, science, and heroin! 
I’ve never been to college before, but after watching National Lampoon's Van Wilder for the thirteenth time, I knew it was finally time I went. Sure, I could get a degree and learn how to write goo...
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Awesome. Your 'views rule.
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An excellent article that every writer should read. 
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I've been interviewed! Fellow author D.B. Tarpley asked some excellent, hard hitting questions. Check it out.
The agoraphobe and the devil
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Interdimensional Interviews is back! This week, I sat down with C.S. Johnson to discuss her book, The Starlight Chronicles: Slumbering, how she writes YA fiction, and if Miley Cyrus has doomed us all!
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Right on! This series is on FIRE, bro! Hope the reception has been good!
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Hey everyone, I’m taking a brief interlude from Interdimensional Interviews to let you know I have a new article up at Flash Fiction Chronicles.

Having been a slush reader at EDF for around eight months now, and having been published there three times, I thought it might be helpful to share some pointers that I picked up along the way. So, if you’re interested in getting your flash published at Every Day Fiction, or other places for that matter (my advice applies to most publications), I’d love for you to check it out. And if you have any pointers of your own, feel free to share in the comments!
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In this week's Interdimensional Interview, I journey to the edges of space to sit down with Milo James Fowler and discuss his new story, "The Cost of Freedom," what inspires him, and how Han shot first.
Elton John was right. It is lonely in outer space. I sigh at the vidscreen, its image a sweeping portrayal of star spangled darkness. There’s not much to do out here, floating in the vast, infinite...
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I survived an interview with D.B. Tarpley, where we talked about topics like inspiration, his new book (Lick the Razor), and underwear! 
Once upon a time, it was a dark night and stormy night, I wrote. Leaning back, I glanced out the window at the gleeful puppy playing in the sunlight. It wagged its tale and hopped around a tree. “I...
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I have an article up at FFC where I give some tips on writing living characters.
by J. Chris Lawrence. Compelling fiction thrives on convincing characters. They are the flypaper that snares us mid-flight, the bones of every plot and story. The more realistic they are, the more vivid the reader's window will be into their world. With a quick Google search, it isn't hard to ...
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  • jchrislawrence.com
    Author, 2011 - present
  • Every Day Fiction
    Slush Reader, 2013 - present
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Budding Author of Speculative and Literary fiction.
Introduction
New to the world of professional writing, J. Chris Lawrence's work has appeared in a plethora of digital publications, and is forthcoming in a print anthology from Leodegraunce as well as the official canon of the new hit TV series, Animism: The Gods' Lake.

Chris is best known for The Widow's Tale, which received strong public reviews at Every Day Fiction magazine, and was nominated for The Pushcart Prize in 2011.

For more information, check out his official website.

You can also follow him on Facebook and Twitter.
Education
  • Zoetrope Writing Workshop
    Advanced Fiction, 2014
    Advanced Fiction courses in a writing workshop environment with a Zoetrope-All Story sanctioned curriculum.
  • Penn Foster
    Freelance Writing
    Study of freelance writing; specializing in short fiction and full length novels.
In order to put this review into perspective, I should say that I am a hard customer. I am the perfect storm of being picky yet having no clue of what I want. I also have a difficult scalp, and have had trouble finding salons that can work with me well enough to achieve the kind of cut I was looking for. I found exactly what I was looking for at Absolute. I have been going to Absolute for over a year now, and felt a review was long overdue. I have only had my hair worked on by the owner, Steve, so my opinions only hold to him, but I imagine he would put the same care in selecting his employees as he does his work. In terms of ambiance, the salon has a somewhat minimalist feel. There isn't a barrage of products and posters so much as a seemingly strategic environment geared for a relaxing, social experience. I found this very appealing. The music tends to be on an innocuous pop station, which is generally not my interest, but nothing that ever makes the experience uncomfortable. Upon arrival, I am always greeted with respect and appreciation. Steve does very well to remember my name and any details we share during the discussions mid-cut. He always offers me drinks, which include bottled spring water, fresh coffee (which he makes on request), and soft drinks. Steve demonstrates his talents for the cut in his willingness to discuss options with me each time I visit (my cuts vary from visit to visit, based on my mood at the time), and a passion for the craft with a very rapt attention to detail. In my visits, I have not once felt rushed, and always feel like my absolute (no pun intended) satisfaction is guaranteed. Prices can be somewhat high for those used to the quick in-and-out places, but they're nothing that would break the bank by any means, and generally what you would expect from any good salon. With all of that said, I would like to add some negatives (as that adds some degree of credibility to this review), but I simply can't think of any. My experiences here have been very good, so that's the best I can offer for an objective viewpoint.
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