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James T Wood
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High Theology
Coming soon (actually it's already here, but I wanted to do a soft launch to work out the kinks), my new podcast, High Theology: where I get high and talk about theology!  One of the main goals for the podcast is to start breaking down some of the false dic...
High Theology
High Theology
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Podcast Pilot Season
I'm launching a podcast, but I need your help. I created five pilot episodes based on different ideas for podcasts and I need to know which one(s) are more likely to have an audience. That's where you come in!

If you have time to listen to one or two (or ...
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Black Panther is the Hero We Need (Minimal Spoilers)
I saw Black Panther  yesterday and I can't get it out of my head. It's so good! I'm learning the art of language and story, which I love by the way, but it means that I see the structure of stories more readily than I used to. Most movies I come across I ca...
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You Shouldn't Buy My Book (and I don't like Stranger Things)
There are two things I'm not supposed to say today: 1) I don't like Stranger Things , and 2) You shouldn't buy my book The Exiled Monk .  The Netflix show Stranger Things  is incredibly popular right now. My social media feeds are filling up with praise and...
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Atop a Mountain
As I met the story that was born in Ireland , and as I imagined the world that story inhabited , I found myself going again and again to the thin places where the barrier between the world of the known and the world of the unknown cannot quite keep the two ...
Atop a Mountain
Atop a Mountain
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The Thin Places
Writing The Exiled Monk   took years, not because it was a difficult task to put down words on paper, but because it required me to go to the thin places, where the spirit-realm touches and even intrudes into our own. The Celtic Christians identified these ...
The Thin Places
The Thin Places
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The First Thought (of Many)
My novel, The Exiled Monk , was born on a farm in Ireland  in the summer of 2010, but it still had a long way to go, and so did I. The entrance to Wickle Cottage, Innishannon, Co Cork, Ireland. My wife and I would work on the farm during the day and I would...
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The Birth of a Story
I started writing professionally while living in Ireland seven years ago. My wife and I were WWOOFing  and needed some sort of income. I found a place to write how-to articles online that would pay me for it. So after spending the day working on the farm I ...
The Birth of a Story
The Birth of a Story
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What Took So Long? My Lack.
I thought I would have this book done years ago. I thought I was mostly done when I launched my Kickstarter (I had over 50k words already written). I thought it would be easier than it was. The short answer to why this book took so long is that it took me t...
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The Work of Love
The idea of happiness in romance is pervasive, but not well understood. Usually we judge the success of a romance based on how happy the people seem to be. But measuring success based on happiness is difficult and often damaging. What is Happiness? Martin S...
The Work of Love
The Work of Love
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