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WorldCon Redux: Sasquan

Every year, the World Science Fiction Society, an organization of science fiction fans, writers, and artists come together for several days to celebrate the films, music, costumes, gaming, artists, and writers of science fiction. It’s a fan-driven convention, but I … Continue reading

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Writing Advice For Winners: Eat Your Lima Beans!

Aaand we’re right back into the swim of it. Rejections from three different editors on three different stories in the last 24 hours. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; rejections don’t bother me. I’ve long since stopped … Continue reading

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On Rejection

Six months ago (man, seems like yesterday!), I got my first personal rejection (from an editor who didn’t know me). Since then, I’ve begun receiving personal rejections regularly, including several recently which encouraged me to continue to submit other material … Continue reading

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Counting the Days – Writing to a Schedule

Hard to believe the year is already half over. At the beginning of 2014, I committed myself to a production schedule for the first time. I made myself a 30-day, 60-day, and 360-day list of GOALS I felt I could … 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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Seven Fundamental Lessons I’ve Learned About Being a Writer (So Far)

When I first started writing, my only goal was to write a novel, get an agent, and get it published. The way I figured things then, was that I’d gotten decent grades in my English classes in school, and I’d done plenty of writing … Continue reading

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Persistence

Recently, a well-known fantasy author gave me some encouraging feedback on FATE, and suggested that if I’m not getting the kind of responses I’m looking for from agents, I should query the publishers directly. Maybe it seems like a no-brainer, … Continue reading

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