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A Cinematic Book

We made the quarterfinals of the ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Competition! (Update… we made the semifinals!) Just got the word that we made the semifinals of ScreenCraft’s competition for “cinematic” books, which means script readers could see this as a movie. … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Is Almost Here!

If you’ve ever uttered the words, “I’d like to write a book some day,” then it’s time to take a chance on your dream. National Novel Writing Month is almost here (starts November 1), and if you go to https://nanowrimo.org … Continue reading

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Gatekeeper Secrets: 5 Ways To Start Off Ahead

Continuing my online writer conference (since I had to miss the PNWA con this year). Day 5 — Gatekeeper Secrets Because I interviewed a bunch of “gatekeepers,” people who look over submissions and decide if they merit consideration, I have … Continue reading

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On Falling, Getting Up, Finding the Neosporin, and Trying Again

I had a whole plan, at least for the next week. My bags were packed for the Pacific Northwest Writers Association conference in Seattle, WA. I had spent time researching the workshop presenters, the agents, and the publishers who would … Continue reading

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Conferences for Introverts: Big Events for People Who Like People In Small Doses

Often, extroverts (and there are far more of them than introverts, which makes sense — who is more likely to get out and find people to mate with?) think introverts don’t like people, or don’t like to go out.  They … Continue reading

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