Mike Dellosso Books
They say God works in strange and mysterious ways. Well, I’ve seen both firsthand so you won’t hear any disagreement coming from my corner of the world.
One of the most common questions I’m asked is: How did you get into writing? My birth as a writer was as sudden and soul-wrenching for me as was my birth as a Christian, my adoption into the family of God.
I was born a writer in September of 1998. My brother-in-law, Darrell, wrecked his motorcycle and landed himself in the Shock Trauma unit of the Albany Medical Center in New York. In a life-threatening coma, numb to the world around him, Darrell slept while my sister and the rest of our family prayed for God to spare him. It was during that time of wrestling with God, questioning His motives and sovereignty, accusing, begging, and waiting, that I first took up a pen and journaled my feelings, poured my wounded soul onto paper. Funny thing is, up until that point I had hated writing. Had no interest in it at all. But through my journaling I found a freedom I had not known before. You see, all my life I have struggled with stuttering. Sometimes my tongue gets so tied in knots and my throat so tight I can’t put together a complete sentence without faltering. But through writing I discovered I could say exactly what was in my heart, I could let the words flow on paper without a single hitch and with perfect fluency. For the first time in my life I felt free when it came to communication. And I loved it. The feeling was exhilerating. I felt like a mute man touched by the healing hand of Jesus, the words in my mind and heart finally set free to spread their wings and soar.
After Darrell recovered I didn’t stop writing. Writing had become a part of me, grafted into my being like a transplanted organ. I wanted it, desired it, needed it. I wrote about every inspirational thought that bloomed in my head, saw metaphors and word pictures in ordinary life, crafted stories from mundane activities. My imagination was working overtime, so alive and acute that stories sprang up like wildflowers.
I’ve been writing ever since, working to hone my craft and develop my ability. I had to learn to harness my enthusiasm and imagination, manage my time, and choose which projects to pursue over others. But I’m so thankful that God really does work in both strange and mysterious ways. Using the tragedy of a life-threatening accident He planted in me a desire to explore that Godlike attribute of creativity thorugh the written word.
To God be the glory . . .
Read “Monster Man,” the feature article about Mike that appeared in Charisma Magazine!
Writing craft e-books (only $0.99 each):
If you’re like most writers, you battle writer’s block from time to time.
And if you’re like me, you just don’t have time for writer’s block. It never seems to come at an opportune time.
In this book you’ll learn proven, practical ways to avoid that monster of writer’s block and then defeat it when it does show it’s ugly fangs.
4 Can’t-Miss Strategies for Avoiding Writer’s Block
3 Surefire Techniques for Defeating Writer’s Block
Each section ends with a practical takeaway tip, something you can put to use right now. Today.
Also included are tips and pointers from various established writers about how they battle writer’s block.
If you’re serious about writing then you want to have time to actually write, not just talk about it.
In this book you’ll learn proven, practical techniques to make sure you have the time and the motivation to not only start a writing project but finish it.
Mike Dellosso is the author of six novels and numerous short stories and articles. He’s a husband, father of four, full-time employee, and still makes time to write. He likes to say that if he can do it, anybody can. And he wants to show you how.
Some of the topics covered in this book:
Internal and external motivation
The importance of scheduling
Getting rid of interruptions
Making time to write (yes, the time is there)
Pacing yourself and your writing
How to avoid being a jerk