Category Archives: WOTF

Canopus Award Finalist

Maybe you can’t feel the sense of delight I got last week when I was notified that my novella, STARS THAT MAKE DARK HEAVEN LIGHT has been named a finalist in the very first 100 Year Starship Canopus Awards for … Continue reading

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Building Your World With Biomes

Several people have asked me about the world-building in my Writers of the Future award-winning story, “Stars That Make Dark Heaven Light”.  It’s about a human colony living on the planet Hesperidee, a rocky, arid planet with a hydrogen-rich atmosphere, … Continue reading

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WOTF31 ROCKS!!!

One of the fantastic aspects (the very best part, IMO) of the whole Writers of the Future experience is the discovery and founding of your tribe. It doesn’t happen on the first day, or even the second, but as the … Continue reading

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Marketing 101 – Getting the Word Out

I’m back in the land of the living again, after 8 days in Hollywood for the Writers of the Future gala, home for three days, then back out to Lincoln City for an 8-day long craft workshop, I’m catching up … Continue reading

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Epilog – Writers of the Future

The pictures are still coming; I thought I’d share some of my favorites, along with some final thoughts about the experience. ‘Amazing’ hardly captures it, but it probably comes closest to summarizing the week. We arrived as a nervous and … Continue reading

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The Final Act: A New Beginning – WOTF

Wowie Zowie, it’s me. I won. The 31st Writers of the Future Golden Pen Award. For me, it’s a validation that I wrote a good story that people liked; and a confirmation that as a writer, I am on my … Continue reading

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Pressing On – Writers of the Future

Yesterday we went to Bang Printing in Valencia to see our beautiful books get printed. We got a tour of the plant, and got to see our books assembled and printed from start to finish. They handed us the first … Continue reading

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