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ROW80 Check-In 2/25/15

Just a quick update for you today. I hit my writing goal on Monday (528…

ROW80 Weekly Check-In 2/22/15

I found my mojo. At least for the first part of the week. Monday and…

Wednesday Check-In 2/18/15

After three weeks of embarrassing word counts, I'm finally back meeting my 500 words per…

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About the Author

Mark Oetjens

I was born in 1971 and grew up in suburban Chicago. As a child I was diagnosed with Dystonia, a debilitating neuromuscular disorder. Though there is no cure for Dystonia, surgeries and rehabilitation allowed me to walk with only a slight limp by the time I started high school. I received a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Anthropology, both from Northern Illinois University. As an adult a brain tumor, completely unrelated to the Dystonia, threatened to disable me a second time. Thanks to radiation therapy the tumor has disappeared. I currently live and write in Phoenix, AZ.