A FloodLight Feature - John Moir



John Moir

 

Read John's nonfiction article in Catamaran Literary Reader:
"Nature's Blinded Visionaries: John Muir, E.O. Wilson, and the Sixth Extinction"

Read John's nonfiction article in phren-Z:
"A Second Chance at Second Sight"

 


 
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I wrote my first story at age ten—a sci-fi tale about a band of explorers marooned on Venus desperate to save Earth from attacking aliens. I laboriously hunt-and-pecked the four-page story on a Smith Corona portable typewriter. When I finished, I felt a rush of exhilaration. Since that first attempt at creation, so much has changed. I have spent several decades improving my craft (and am still learning), and I now write mostly narrative nonfiction about the environment. But one thing remains the same: the thrill of putting words together and creating something from nothing. It is not easy, but when it works, it is nothing short of magical.


 
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