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2014: The List and the Lessons

I’ve made a pleasurable habit of reviewing the list of books I’ve read during the year and looking back over the biggest writing lessons I grokked along the way. If 2013 was the year of the short story, 2014 (for … Continue reading

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Blackberry Weather

The blackberries are ripening here in Oregon. Thanks to the vacant house behind me, I’ve got monstrous vines hanging over into my yard, but I’m not complaining. I’m lovin’ it. Even the dogs patrol the ground beneath the vines several … Continue reading

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Writers Network

When I started writing full-time a few years ago, I knew the the life of a writer is largely a solitary pursuit. Not a problem for me, as I like my own company (most days).But while putting the worlds on … Continue reading

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Here Comes the Sun

Happy Solstice! Saturday is the shortest day of the year.  In the ‘old’ days (the really old days), people celebrated the end of darkness and return of the light.  From now until June, good ol’ Sol will shine its light … 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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Writing at the Coast

I’m baaack. From a nine-day sojourn to Lincoln City for an intensive Science Fiction writing workshop, taught by award-winning author and editor, Kristine Rusch.  Wrote four shorts and a little a technique exercise that mutated into a flash fiction piece.  Read … Continue reading

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Out in Public

This week, I’m off to Seattle for the Pacific Northwest Writers Conference, where I’ll be mingling with agents, publishers, editors, experts, and other fellow writers.  I’ve never attended this particular conference before, but I AM a member, so this will … Continue reading

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