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Ira Rubinson

I Graduated Chatsworth High in 1975. I then spent six years on grounds crew and building maintenance staff at Pepperdine University in Malibu during which time I took up surfing. I left Pepperdine in 1983 to go back to college and attended UCSB, finally graduating from CSUN in 1988 with a B.S. in Physics. I spent twenty years working for Teradyne mostly as a Product Support Engineer where I often traveled to Asia in support of semiconductor test systems. Since 2009, I have been an electrical contractor in Ventura County California

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What is the best writing advice you've ever heard?
Get a computer, sit down and write. - Tom Clancy.
When you start a new story do you prepare an outline in advance or do you just jump right in?
Jump right in
How do you deal with writing criticism, apart from just ignoring it?
Look for an example of the fault. It is much easier to see the same fault in another person's work than it is to see in my own.


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Your story doesn't really match the synopsis. But there were some good moments in there; especially the ending paragraph. If you have the time please read my story, 'Drift Away' and leave a review to let me know if you liked it.

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