Category Archives: Cascade Writers

OryCon is Coming: Here’s Where I’ll Be…

I’m pretty excited to be a panelist this year at OryCon 37 at the Waterfront Portland Marriot. Guests of Honor are Tanya Huff, artist Alan M. Clark, Ryan Wells, and Jason V. Brock. A little star-struck too, several of my co-panelists … Continue reading

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Changing Gears

Now that GLAMOUR is done, and I’m in the query cycle, I’m taking this week to recover by cleaning up my office, preparing for an upcoming class I’m taking on editing (I’ve got eight workshop-buddy critiques to write), and starting … Continue reading

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The Dreaded Synopsis

 Ugga-mugga.  I hate writing synopses even more than I hate writing queries.  I suppose I wouldn’t mind them so much if I felt confident about writing them, but since my measurement for  success is a sale of my novel for … Continue reading

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Daydream Believer: The Three Word Story Prompt

Whilst attending the Cascade Writers Workshop last weekend I learned a nifty technique** for generating ideas for short stories, flash fiction, and even novels.  Ken Scholes walked us through a simple, 3-step exercise that had the group fleshing out a … Continue reading

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Learning the Business

I may not know everything there is to know about writing or the business of writing (yet), but I’m not afraid to learn.  I’m treating my writing career like a business, and if I want to be successful, I need … Continue reading

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