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    • allauthor 2 monthsAllauthor
    • If you could choose three people to invite for a dinner party, who would they be and why?
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      • christopher-long 2 months AuthorAuthor
      • 1. CHRISTINA APPLEGATE: I've admired Applegate's work since the late '80s. However, I'd particularly like to get the insider lowdown on her latest project — the Netflix series, "Dead to Me."
        I'd also invite her to dinner 'cuz she's Christina FREAKING Applegate!

        2. CRESTON MAPES: He's one of the best in the Christian fiction genre — a man whose talents I admire greatly. I imagine by the time we got through the main course and into the Cuban Coffee Affogato, I might get the scoop on his personal writing perspectives.

        3. BENJAMIN NETANYAHU: I have such a heart for the Jewish people — God's chosen people. I further believe it is absolutely imperative that the U.S. stands firm with Israel. An opportunity to
        have a personal, face-to-face dinner conversation with Israel's Prime Minister would be an amazing and humbling honor.
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    • Given the chance to live your life again, what would you change about yourself?
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    • How do you feel when people recognize you in public and appreciate your work?
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    • What is that one thing you think readers generally don't know about your specific genre?
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    • When you were young, did you ever see writing as a career or full-time profession?
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      • christopher-long 2 months AuthorAuthor
      • As a teen, I was far too busy doing bong hits and blasting Pink Floyd 8-tracks to have seen anything past next Tuesday.
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    • allauthor 2 monthsAllauthor
    • Have you ever incorporated something that happened to you in real life into your novels?
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      • christopher-long 2 months AuthorAuthor
      • I've experienced ALMOST EVERYTHING in my books personally. The more bizarre the story seems, the more likely I lived it.
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    • allauthor 2 monthsAllauthor
    • Have you ever experienced "Writer's Block"? Any tips you would like to share to overcome it?
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      • christopher-long 2 months AuthorAuthor
      • I've struggled with project-specific writer's block that has lasted YEARS. I just move on to other projects until I'm inspired to revisit the project I was struggling with. You can't force or rush quality creative content
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      • christopher-long 2 months AuthorAuthor
      • I read every single review of my work that I can find. I truly appreciate positive feedback — I receive it humbly, then move on. However, I analyze negative reviews. Often they'e a reflection of people just being nasty. But occasionally, they're accurate. I've benefited more over the years from accurate negative reviews than from fluffy positive reviews.
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      • christopher-long 2 months AuthorAuthor
      • Released back in 2010, my actual first book often is not included in my online author listings — and for good reason. As a result of that literary disaster, I learned to slow the process down — better to get it right, than to get it fast. I now analyze and agonize over ever word.
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    • allauthor 2 monthsAllauthor
    • If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
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      • christopher-long 2 months AuthorAuthor
      • Heartless "publishing" wolves preying on innocent, inexperienced people with hopes and dreams. "Wow, you're next 'Danielle Steel!' Just send the check — right away. Trust me, it's an 'industry standard.'"
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      • christopher-long 2 months AuthorAuthor
      • I was first inspired by Chicago Tribune columnist Bob Greene's 1974 best-seller, "Billion Dollar Baby." Greene's story was based on his personal, first-hand experiences while on tour with the original Alice Cooper band. I discovered Greene's book in the late '80s, and by the late '90s I was writing music-related features for several small print magazines.
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    • ClaireMatturro 2 monthsAuthor
    • Hey Christopher Long, thank you for voting for my cover of Privilege. And congrats on the good showing your cover of Superstar in the cover contest.
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    • lbjoyce 3 monthsAuthor
    • Christopher! Thank you so much for your vote! Have a great week and take care! Linda
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