New Freebies Section

I’ve added a new section to my site (see the menu bar across the top) entitled Freebies. It’s where I’ll drop some flash fiction, notes about stories/novels, character ideas and the like. It’s for things that will never be published directly, but may still be of interest to the public.

Christopher Nolan — An Inspiration

Christopher Nolan was an Irish writer with exceptional talent, and a great desire to write. His drive to put words down on paper overcame the facts of his birth. He was born without the ability to move anything other than his eyes, and later advances in medicine granted him the ability to move his neck. ...

No Short Results

A few months ago, I showed my shorts to Writer’s Digest to no avail. I was not contacted by the 13th of February which means I was not a finalist. I’m not horribly disappointed or distraught by this turn of events. It was my first entry, and I feel I may have been aiming a ...

Twitter

I’m now tweeting with high levels of irregularity on Twitter. Feel free to follow me if you like. I promise nothing awe-inspiring or even worth your time. Rather, you’ll find random tweets from me regarding what I’m working on or thinking about working on.

Presidency

No, this is not a political post. I’ll never do that in this forum. Henry Snider, the long-time President of the Colorado Springs Fiction Writer’s Group has stepped down from his post. The announcement was made a year ago that this would happen, and I volunteered to attempt to fill his sizable shoes. Hank is ...

NaNoWriMo 2008 – Results

I fell drastically short of the magic number this year. Of course, the magic number was 50,000 words, and I came up with a “mere” 9,172, but I’m quite proud of that paltry number. It’s not 9,172 words of cranked out verbiage just for the sake of getting ink on paper. It’s top-notch (and even ...

I Showed My Shorts to Writer’s Digest!

I took the plunge, and entered my first writing contest this afternoon. I entered the annual short fiction contest hosted by Writer’s Digest. This was the second-most nerve wracking action in my writing experience. What could be more world shaking than entering the first contest? Well… The first time I submitted a piece of my ...

NaNoWriMo 2008

The insanity has set in, and I’m fully prepared to enjoy it. I’ve signed up for NaNoWriMo for the first time. I’ve known about for about four years, but never took it seriously until last year. I didn’t do it last year due to a severe case of writer’s block being too afraid of failure. ...

Pardon the Dust

I’m finally getting around to creating my own custom theme for this site. It won’t be too much different from what you are used to seeing, but during the creation process there will be quite a bit of mess. Please bear with me for a few days while I get things worked out.

Things I Learned at American Icon 4

I attended (but did not participate in) Pikes Peak Writers American Icon 4 competition on August 22nd, 2008. I thought about entering, but I wanted to see one in action before throwing my hat in the ring. I’m glad I waited a year to enter (I’ll be entering next year,) so I could relax, enjoy ...