About Me

Who is John Maki?

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Husband, father, grandfather | Lover of writing, ideas, music, cooking, friends, theater, and musicals  | Hugo House writer, technical writer, data visualization designer | Infrequent swimmer and piano player 

Why I Write

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As a kid, my dad bought and sold used vintage books. Lovely short stories by writers everywhere came into my life. I was hooked. I create in celebration of them and their inspiration.

My Writing Process

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Be kind to myself. Recognize how and why something works. Study and listen. Apply that which is useful. Wrestle with details and structure. Question convention. Unify.