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November 2015

I Made Myself Quit Writing

2017-01-27T11:04:19-07:00November 20th, 2015|Inspiration, Personal, Writin' 'n' Ramblin'|

I good friend of mine works in a variety of capacities for a literary agent. One of the many hats she wears is that of a slush reader for the incoming queries. She shares inspirational (and warning) tidbits on Facebook from the slush pile without identifying the author that sent the [...]

October 2015

Escape Artists

2015-10-26T18:48:32-06:00October 26th, 2015|Podcasts, WorldCon|

Rolling back the history reels to June of 2008, I received a recommendation for a good horror podcast from Hank Snider. He vastly understated the quality of the stories, narration, production value, and editing done on these stories. The podcast was PseudoPod and it had just released its 93rd episode, [...]

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September 2015

Two New Pages

2015-09-16T22:15:35-06:00September 17th, 2015|Conferences, CSFWG, Pikes Peak Writers, Podcasts, Presentations|

I've put two new pages on my web site. The first is a list (and descriptions) of all of the presentations I've given in the past and would like to do again in the future. The second is a list of all of that podcasts I currently listen to. Check [...]

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Belated Worldcon Recap

2015-09-16T16:45:30-06:00September 16th, 2015|Conferences, Hugos, WorldCon|

The 73rd annual World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) was named "Sasquan" this year and was held in Spokane, WA, USA from August 19th through the 23rd of 2015. Patrick Hester bugged me back in February to ask if I was going and if I wanted to split a hotel room [...]

July 2015

Professional Editor

2015-07-26T20:00:22-06:00July 26th, 2015|Editors, Modern Mythology, Pikes Peak Writers|

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 [...]

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Chuck Wendig Challenge: Why I Write

2015-07-24T10:35:41-06:00July 24th, 2015|Personal, Writin' 'n' Ramblin'|

Chuck Wending posted a flash fiction challenge here. I've taken up the challenge. Here goes my (up to) 1000 words: This requires quite a bit of introspection on my part. I started writing when I was ten years old. I walked away. I picked it back up when I was [...]

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April 2015

Turning Things Around

2015-04-15T13:02:06-06:00April 15th, 2015|Agents, Conferences, Inspiration, Personal, Pikes Peak Writers|

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 [...]

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March 2015

I’m On The Round Table Podcast

2015-03-30T20:47:53-06:00March 30th, 2015|Inspiration, Podcasts|

I can't believe it's taken me almost two weeks to post about this! Many apologies to Dave, Terry, and Jake for the massive delays in getting this "out the door." A few months ago, I sat on the Skype-line with three fantastic gentlemen and scholars of the writing craft and [...]

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Childhood Home

2015-03-12T22:09:36-06:00March 12th, 2015|Personal|

Source: http://www.newswest9.com/story/28404028/crews-respond-to-late-night-midland-county I found out this morning that the home I consider the most important one I've ever had burned down in the early morning hours. While I lived in a good number of homes growing up, this is the one I consider my childhood home. My grandparents [...]

February 2015

An Article At SF Signal

2015-02-10T11:14:51-07:00February 10th, 2015|Personal|

Sarah Chorn (Bookworm Blues) put out a call on social media for articles for her Special Needs in Strange Worlds column over at SF Signal. I've been a big supporter and fan of Sarah's column since it came out, and when she needed help, I had an article leap into [...]

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