Category Archives: #WOTF31

Happy Solstice – Writing Year 2015

Here it is, the shortest day of the year. A time to celebrate the end of darkness and return of the light.  It’s the time of year I review my accomplishments against the goals I set for myself twelve months ago, … Continue reading

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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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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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Having Written Feels Better Than Anything

Dorothy Parker once said, “I hate writing, I love having written.” I don’t hate writing, but this week has certainly proven to me that having written feels better than (almost) anything. I completed the arguably final revisions to my thriller … Continue reading

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Some Things Are Better in a Crowd

Some things are better in a crowd. Book signings, for example. I had my first solo at a book signing today. The event was at a Barnes & Noble bookstore a few miles from me. I was excited to do … 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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