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Shoebox Writing

“You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you’re working on another one. If you have talent, … 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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Writer’s Gold

That’s what I call it, “writer’s gold,” when you meet someone who enjoys your writing. Writing is such a solitary art. It’s ceremonial. Writers have their traditions, habits and rituals. For me, it’s turning the lights low, getting a cup … Continue reading

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Kindle Scout: Based On A True Story: Really (Almost) True Story (BOATS:RATS) — Coming Soon!

This is a painting I did of Merlin, aka, “Mr. Darcy” from our book, Based On A True Story: Really (Almost) True Story. We got the notification from Amazon’s Kindle Scout publishing program that they’re going to consider our novel! … Continue reading

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