Category Archives: writers workshop

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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Taos Toolbox – A Writer’s Sojourn

A pilgrimage is a journey or search of moral or spiritual significance. Typically, it is a journey to a shrine or other location of importance, although sometimes it can be a metaphorical journey into someone’s own beliefs. Along with 16 … 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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The Plot Thickens – WOTF

It’s too hard to explain.  Let me sum up. Here we are, the whole horde of us, traipsing off to Author Services for our workshop. My lack of posts are no indication whatsoever of our lack of activity. We’ve been … Continue reading

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Expectations

I’m coming up on a couple of major milestones in my life. Six years ago this week, I made a commitment to myself to focus all my efforts on becoming a professional writer. In less than two weeks, I’m going … 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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Horrific

The World Horror Convention  is in Portland this weekend.  Time to get your fangs sharpened and your ghouls groomed.  It’s the first time I’ve ever attended a World Horror Con, and since this is on my home turf, I couldn’t … Continue reading

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