Professional Editor

First off, a bit of distant back story. I’ve written a trilogy that is trunked. I consider it my “practice trilogy.” It’s not going to go anywhere for so many different reasons. However, these three novels allowed me to get where I am today as a writer. A writer that can sling a great story. While ...

Turning Things Around

I’ve hesitated making this post for a while. I received some good news today that changed my mind about posting this, so here it is…. I’ve been down on myself for a good number of months now as far as my writing goes. I’ve faced some emotional challenges. I’ve battled doubts. I’ve run against my ...

Obligatory 2014 Recap

Obligatory 2014 Recap
Wow. What a year. Ups. Downs. Even some sideways curves thrown in. I’m not going to go through every, gritty little detail and bore you to death. Here are some highlights of the year for me! The year started out with a bang as the government decided it wanted back taxes on my grandfather’s estate. I ...

Book Review: Divinity by Michelle L. Johnson

Book Review: Divinity by Michelle L. Johnson
I met Michelle at the 2014 Pikes Peak Writers Conference and, as writers will do, we got to talking about what we write. When she told me about her book, I knew I had to have it. As soon as she let me know that the pre-order for Divinity was available, I slapped down my ...

PPWC 2014 Recap

PPWC 2014 Recap
I’m at a loss for where to start. Our annual Pikes Peak Writers Conference has been the works for about 15-18 months. Yeah. It takes us that long to get everything ironed out and going properly. Now that the 2014 PPWC over, we’re focused on 2015, but not after taking a well-deserved break for a week or two. ...

Five More Tips for Making a Conference Great

I’ve been thinking about my first post that contained five tips for making the most of a conference. I jotted down a few notes on adding five more tips, and I wanted to share them with you here. 1) Practice Your Pitch If you’re going to be pitching your book to an agent or editor, ...

Five Tips for Making the Most of a Conference

Pikes Peak Writers recently hosting our second annual Write Your Heart Out Event, which is a free half-day showcase of what to expect at our annual Pikes Peak Writers Conference. Congrats to Shannon and her staff of volunteers for putting together a fantastic event! I had prepared a series of interludes between the main speakers in ...

PPW Blog: Writing From Your Future

Heya folks. I just wanted to drop a quick note that I have a new blog post up over at the Pikes Peak Writer’s Blog. It’s entitled “Writing From Your Future.” If that catches your eye, follow the link and check it out.

Time Management for Writers

This is based on a presentation I have at the Pikes Peak Writers Conference earlier this year. My co-presenter was Cindi Madsen, but these thoughts here are based off my notes and what I wanted to present. I’m putting this here because I attended the Castle Rock Writers Conference today, and one of the sessions ...

I’m Batting .000

If you recall from my PPWC recap, I pitched Warmaiden twice. Through some miracle I managed to land four requests for the full manuscript from those two pitches. How? Well, check that post for the details. That was April. Now to fast forward to today. The final rejection from those four requests rolled into my ...