Monthly Archives: July 2013

Orson Scott Card’s Writing Workshop

It’s almost 10 o’clock on a Tuesday night and I just wrapped up attending OSC’s Writing Workshop.  I think I’ll have a lot to share/discuss over the coming week(s) as I process what I learned there, but I wanted to … Continue reading

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Just Frickin’ Write

I figured I should do a blog post today since I may not get one in over the next few days.  I’ll be traveling and may be either (a) inspired to work on other writing or (b) so utterly consumed … Continue reading

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They’re Not Thinking of Publishing That, Are They?

I’ve had one story out there for a long time.  So long, in fact, that I’ve decided that it’s terrible and needs to be shelved as soon as it comes back from the market it’s currently at.  I decided this … Continue reading

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Rising Above

On one of the forums I lurk someone posted about how they’d received a personal rejection that basically shredded the story they’d submitted into itsy bitsy pieces. I have to admit, it would not be a fun experience to receive … Continue reading

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On Naming Things

(“Things”, huh?  Yeah, I’m a writer who knows how to use words…haha.) So, I just finished final edits on a story that I think is really, really strong.  As strong as the one that keeps getting all those damned personal … Continue reading

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Anonymity and Privacy

With the recent revelation that J.K Rowling wrote and published a book under the pen name Robert Galbraith, I’ve been thinking once again about the whole issue of anonymity and maintaining one’s privacy in a public field. I’m fortunate in … Continue reading

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Rules suck

There should be one rule for writing (and living your life): If it works, do it.  If it doesn’t, don’t. Of course, many people have come before us and they’ve learned a few tricks here or there.  Like second person … Continue reading

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Setting Goals

Setting goals can be tricky.  Personally, I want a goal that I can actually reach.  But I don’t want one that’s so easy to reach that it isn’t even a challenge. I like to mock my Wii for this reason.  … Continue reading

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People Worry Me..

While trying to figure out how to handle the fact that my client overpaid me, I happened to glance at Yahoo! and the top article on the page spelled “would” “wood.”  As in “Wood you like…” Seriously?  I mean, yes.  … Continue reading

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Building Up A Critical Mass

BTW, before I start this post–I never check the spam filter, so if you did comment on a post and it didn’t show or I didn’t respond, then chances are you somehow got spammed.  Sorry!  You can repost or just … Continue reading

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