Want me to evaluate, edit, co-write, ghostwrite, or help you develop your writing project?

If you think you might be interested in my serving as your editor, book doctor, or writing coach, email me at john@johnshore.com [Read more...]

Why the Christian middle ground is no place for me

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When I was thirty-eight years old, I felt broken. I had a terrible past I couldn’t psychologically shake. I smoked too much weed and drank too much booze. I had no career and didn’t want one, because the only thing I’d ever cared about being was a writer. Two years before I’d had a spate of [Read More...]

Priest denies confession to girl desperate to tell her secret

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She wants to confess her secret. She’s told to keep quiet unless she makes a promise that she knows she can’t keep. [Read more...]

Exciting news about my wife

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Hello friends. I’m back to blogging this week (yay!)—but wanted to share with you something that’s happening today. As many of you know, my wife Catherine (Cat) is an up-and-coming fine art photographer. (See her work here). Today she is honored to have a photograph of hers chosen by the Duncan Miller Gallery of Santa Monica [Read More...]

My novel approach

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One of our stories, fully told, is really all of our stories. [Read more...]

See ya’ next year (and a few quick answers)

Hi, guys. So, in order to fully concentrate on the novel I’m writing, I’m going to stop blogging for the month of December. I hope each and every one of you has a wonderful holiday season. See ya’ next year! Before cutting out, a few quick responses to writers-in requesting my counsel: To the 17-year-old Christian [Read More...]

Free concert (and then some) in North County San Diego this Saturday afternoon

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If you’re in North County San Diego this Saturday, you’re officially invited to the above event. The truly amazing jazz & blues singer/player Steph Johnson will be performing, we’ll be serving cheese and salami and bread from Venissimo (plus wine! yay!), my wife’s Cat’s fantastic photo exhibition Wallflowers will be on display—and I’ll be there busily [Read More...]

Book giveaway: “Moonlight Sonata at the Mayo Clinic” by Nora Gallagher

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There’s just a lot of things I’m more comfortable talking about in the newsletter than I am anywhere else. That’s why I write it. [Read more...]

I’m booked for the next few weeks

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Hi, guys. For about three months I’ve been writing a new book that now necessitates all of my attention—which means stepping offline for two or three weeks. Catch ya’ on the other side of this … apparently extreme adventure I’m on! Hey, increasingly Facebook doesn’t work as a means of letting people know when I’ve [Read More...]

There’s no place like home–for now.

As some of you may know, I spent the last three or four days rather caught up in the fires that have been raging all over San Diego. My wife Cat and I are totally fine. Our car’s been sitting in the garage for three days, all packed up and ready to go. We live [Read More...]


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