Category Archives: Dean Wesley Smith

Yay for Author Fest!

It’s Orycon weekend here in Portland. I planned to go, and already had my ticket (bought months ahead of time), but I didn’t get a chance. I’m getting some good momentum going on my latest Work-In-Progress, and I didn’t want … Continue reading

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Return from the Land of Writers

I’m back from another excellent/exhausting/exhilarating week in Lincoln City, or as I like to think of it, the Land of Writers. I took an eight-day-long class on the business of writing, which, as it turns out, is a lot more … Continue reading

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Wow Factor: Dreams & Goals for the Long Haul

A writer I much admire, Dean Wesley Smith, wrote an inspirational blog recently about dreams and goals (you can read it here), and it got me thinking. He just finished a year of writing (and publishing as part of his … Continue reading

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‘Twas Thrilling

I’m ba-ack… From another week-long craft writing workshop with my mentors Dean Wesley Smith and Kris Kathryn Rush. This time around, the subject was writing ‘modern thrillers’. This is the third craft workshop I’ve taken from them, and I’ve got … Continue reading

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The Land of Writers

I’m back from the Land of Writers, better known as Lincoln City, Oregon, where I spent the last 8 days attending an Anthology Workshop with some of the most amazing writers and editors imaginable.  Hosted by Dean Wesley Smith and … Continue reading

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2013: The List and the Lessons

This year (2013) has definitely been the year of the short story. I read more than a dozen short story anthologies and nearly 100 (as yet) unpublished shorts by writer colleagues in writing workshops. I also read more books this year … Continue reading

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Writers Weekend

Not only did I make it out to Orycon this weekend for the Writer’s Workshop with a couple of terrifically helpful authors David W. Goldman and Kristin Landon, but I also managed to scarf up a few of the latest … Continue reading

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