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L.J. McLean
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Attended ITT Technical Institute-San Bernardino
Lives in Tustin, CA
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And just like that, the new chapter plot is flowing from my fingers. I need to get this written today and move on. #amwriting
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I need to stop loitering Barnes & Noble stores. It’s getting ridiculous.
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Greetings, folks! Tis’ the time for a new year, new opportunities, and new writings. So it has been a pretty quiet winter here. Still dusting the cobwebs yet again on this website, like early spring cleaning. No matter, got things to type and words to…
Greetings, folks! Tis’ the time for a new year, new opportunities, and new writings. So it has been a pretty quiet winter here. Still dusting the cobwebs yet again on this website, like early…
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I'll just place this right here.
 
Bwahahahaha. Disney dumbfucks were counting on emo Darth Vader copycat whiney baby Kylo Ren to be the character to bring in the merchandising.

While Rey is probably the most original character in the new movie (abandoned, self-sufficient scavenger - likely the true heir to young Anakin Skywalker's tinkering), and very predictably latched onto by boys and girls everywhere as far more interesting because she does in fact show some ability to control her world and her destiny.

Disney might need to examine their princess tendencies.
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The marketers create a self fulfilling prophecy with this kind of thinking.  You cannot sell a toy that hasn't been made, and you can't force a toy to sell that few want.
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Ah, hell...

I drive a 2006 xB. I love my car. Sad to see the brand go.

http://www.theverge.com/2016/2/3/10904758/toyota-scion-brand-death-of-youth-fun
So! We've all woken up today to discover that we have one fewer automotive brand to cover, because Toyota is killing Scion. This isn't the death of the auto industry we're talking about here —...
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I told you I have The Job coming out and I have provided, along with cover art for The Days After.       You can check them out at the Mana Pool Snippets page, where you will find the links to read them. Even download a full PDF. Go on and check them out.…
I told you I have The Job coming out and I have provided, along with cover art for The Days After. You can check them out at the Mana Pool Snippets page, where you will find the links to read…
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Oh no. It's that time of the year. SAVE YOURSELVES!!!
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This weekend I will attempt something different for my Ghost Factor novel:non-linear writing. I write Mana Pool and all other stories linear, and this method just popped in my head this morning. For the writer friends reading this, is this how you write? Need pointers.
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Own a Lenovo laptop? Make sure your ShareIt app is up to date.
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So I discovered a desk height calculator and it kind of surprised me. I always thought the optimal height for a desk, for me, was 26", not 24". Then it also added the standing desk height, something I never had the brain nerve to think about considering. Why?

Lately I've been fighting with desk heights. I love Starbuck's tables, but don't want to go there sometimes. I have a writing desk at home, but that is around 28 - 29" the last time I measured. I have a bar top and that has worked out, sitting on a bar chair and standing, but will figure out the height after work today.

Then I discovered this: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/30180504/

I haven't bought it yet, just still thinking, "Will it work for me?"

Just want to know if any of my fellow writers wrestled with desk heights and share what you found out.


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Writer / IT Professional
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  • Podiobooks.com
    Intern, 2014 - present
    Contribute and provide social media insight to website. Works on current shows for advertsing and distribution.
  • Author
    Science Fiction/Urban Fantasy Author, 2007 - present
    Writes fiction, including the novel, Mana Pool, now available through Amazon.
  • Apples Bed and Breakfast Inn
    Assistant Innkeeper, 2005 - 2015
    • Manage twenty-one room bed and breakfast of group retreats and couples when owners are away, including front desk, phone calls, reservations, and money management • Troubleshoot guest computers, administrate wireless network and maintained televisions • Oversaw upgrade of phone, internet and television with Charter from planning to installation • Maintained grounds, prep for breakfast, and general housekeeping
  • Bear Valley Community Hospital
    Clerical, 2011 - 2012
    • Collected, digitized, and formatted hospital-wide and department policies, procedures and standards. • Setup, configured, and troubleshooted document management program PolicyTech on internal network to store digitized policies • Volunteered in the IT department during downtime of document work including workstation setup and repair, solve help desk tickets
  • Big Bear Mountain Resorts
    Lift Operator, 2012 - 2014
    • Attended and managed a different chair lift per day • Successfully maintained exit ramp of beginner lift for United States Adaptive Recreation Center (USARC) use. • Coached beginner ski and snowboarders on and off the chair lift
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Tustin, CA
Previously
Big Bear Lake, CA - Yucaipa, CA - Ontario, CA
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Author of Mana Pool. Also an IT cyber security major.
Introduction
Hello. Like the tagline says. I'm an author of Mana Pool, a post-apocalyptic science fiction story with fantasy rolled in, available on Amazon and my website at http://ljmclean.com. I have more stories on my website and at http://cooper3.deviantart.com/. And a cyber security major, so to pay the bills.
Bragging rights
Nanowrimo winner, homebrewed one-gallon batches,lives in the mountains
Education
  • ITT Technical Institute-San Bernardino
    BS, Information Systems in Cybersecurity, 2011 - 2014
  • Big Bear High
    Diploma, 2002 - 2006
  • Crafton Hills College
    General Education, 2006 - 2007
  • Chaffey College
    General Education, 2007 - 2009
  • ITT Technical Institute-San Bernardino
    AS, Computer Information Systems, 2009 - 2011
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