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J. N. Williamson

Gerald "Jerry" Neal Williamson (April 17, 1932 - December 8, 2005) was an American horror writer and editor known under the name J. N. Williamson. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana he graduated from Shortridge High School. He studied journalism at Butler University. He published his first novel in 1979 and went on to publish more than 40 novels and 150 short stories. In 2003 he received a lifetime achievement award from the Horror Writers of America. He edited the critically acclaimed How to Write Tales of Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction (1987) which covered the themes of such writing and cited the writings of such writers as Robert Bloch, Lee Prosser, Richard Matheson, Ray Bradbury, H. P. Lovecraft, August Derleth, William F. Nolan, and Stephen King. Many important writers in the genre contributed to the book. Williamson edited the popular anthology series, Masques. Some of his novels include The Ritual (1979), Playmates (1982), Noonspell (1991), The Haunt (1999), among others.

In 1946, Williamson founded The Illustrious Clients of Indianapolis, a Sherlock Holmes scion society of the Baker Street Irregulars.

Williamson recalled in a 2003 interview that his first work of fiction was a Sherlock Holmes pastiche called "The Terrible Death of Crosby, The Banker."

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Some of their strengths

J. N. Williamson has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Energetic, Intuitive, Generous, Smart, Organized, Confident, and Resourceful.

Independent and Brave

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, J. N. Williamson is someone who is an independent, brave, and honest person who approaches life with energy, intuition, passion, and generosity. A person who seems to identify with family, heritage and ancestry.

Constant and Serious

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know J. N. Williamson well know them as someone who can be determined, unmoving, and firm, like a rock or a high mountain.

Organized and Achievement-oriented

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe J. N. Williamson as someone who is organized, goal-oriented, practical, and persevering.

Who is hardworking, intellectual, and easygoing, who loves higher education and learning and sharing ideas with others, and who loves healthy competition.

Altruistic and Ambitious

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, J. N. Williamson is someone who is the type of person who rallies behind a group, cause, or community, and who enjoys being dedicated to a higher cause of some sort.

They are also someone who is reflective, mysterious, and purposeful, who enjoys quiet and solo work, and who thrives in positions where there is no need to report to someone else.

Independent and Dynamic

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, J. N. Williamson tends to be someone who is independent, dynamic, and courageous. Who can be positive, energetic, self-reliant, and adventurous, and who can make friends easily.

Some of J. N. Williamson's challenges

While J. N. Williamson has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, J. N. Williamson can be Selfish, Short-tempered, Impulsive, Difficult, Perfectionist, Suspicious, and Stubborn.

Short-tempered and Impulsive

One of J. N. Williamson's key challenges is that they are someone who can come across as short-tempered and impulsive.

J. N. Williamson must also exercise caution as they can have difficulty dealing with responsibility, authority, or criticism.

Callous and Selfish

J. N. Williamson is someone who can be standoffish, pessimistic, and ruthless, who can have difficulty concentrating and be impatient, can have difficulty discovering the keys to personal contentment, and who can have a tendency to overwork and hoard wealth and possessions.

Aggressive and Domineering

Finally, J. N. Williamson also can be aggressive, impatient, impulsive, and short-tempered.

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