Category Archives: writing life

Writing Life: When You’re Hot, You’re Hot

Summer arrived with a bang this month. This weekend, most of Oregon is under an excessive heat warning for the next two days. Temperatures are predicted to top 100 degrees where I live. It’s early yet, so I’ve got my … Continue reading

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Battle Scars – The Writers Road

    “You are responsible for your own career.” I’ve got that quote posted on my monitor, where I can see it every day. It’s been there a long time. I’ve internalized the message over the years, and I thought … 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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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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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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