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Wayne Stinnett

Is an American novelist and a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Between those careers, he’s worked as a deckhand, commercial fisherman, Diver Master, taxi driver, construction manager, and truck driver, among many other things. He lives on one of the Sea Islands of South Carolina Lowcountry, near Parris Island, with his wife and their youngest daughter. They also have three grown children, five grandchildren, three dogs and a whole flock of parakeets. He grew up in Melbourne, Florida and has also lived in the Florida Keys, the Bahamas, and Cozumel, Mexico.

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24 hours ago

Wayne Stinnett

Sun, Sand, and Sail Getaway - mailchi.mp/waynestinnett/sun-sand-and-sail-getaway
Join me in di Bahamas, mon!
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4 days ago

Wayne Stinnett

From Chapter Sixteen of Rising Spirit, to be released on Thanksgiving Day. We're not in Kansas anymore.

I let out a breath I didn’t know I’d been holding. Eve and Little Jesse were safe. I texted Chyrel my thanks and said I’d call in after meeting the judge in the morning. As I started to turn back toward the head and a much needed shower, a movement outside my fifth-floor window caught my eye. I went over to it and drew open the curtains and looked down on the parking lot.
It was snowing.
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3 weeks ago

Wayne Stinnett

Two friends and I sailed Write of Passage home on Sunday. It was a downwind run all the way and I don't have a spinnaker yet, so there was a lot of jibing involved. What could have been 77 miles in 10-12 hours if we'd had an offshore wind, turned into 110 miles and 17 hours, arriving after midnight. ...

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4 weeks ago

Wayne Stinnett

Welcome aboard Write of Passage, our new Beneteau Oceanis 41.1. ...

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So You Want To Be An Author?

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For all you folks wondering if your dream of being an author can ever come true. Yes, it can! But, dreaming about it won’t do it. You must act. Ben …

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Why Do You Write? Business or Hobby?

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In Writing, Are You a Hobbyest or a Business Person? In a number of discussion forums and blogs, I’ve seen this topic come up. It amazes me how many writers …

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The Importance of A Writing Schedule

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I’m a scheduler. I schedule everything. It’s been such an ingrained part of my daily life for so long, it’s hard not to. I know that might seem strange to …

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A Successful Book Launch With Zero Advertising

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Get Your Book Noticed You’ve finished writing weeks ago, maybe months. You’ve worked hard editing and finally have your new novel just the way you want it. You send it …

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Self-Editing For Dummies (Like Me)

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The bane of any writers existence. You just typed “The End” and now it’s time to edit your masterpiece. Here’s a very simple way to do a complete run through …

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Wayne Stinnett Interviews Jesse McDermitt

Character Interview

Hey Jesse, how are ya? Doing well, I guess. You’re the writer, though. So you probably know better than I do. I guess the first question is the same as …

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