Stagnant Villians

I've been reading David Farland's, Million Dollar Outlines and I must tell you that so far it's a close second to Orson Scott Card's Characters and Viewpoint in terms of usefulness. One of the big...

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Joined a new writing group.

Unfortunately after a little over a year, I decided to disband my own writing group, Rockingham Writers. It served its purpose of putting me in contact with fellow writers. It more than served its purpose by getting me in touch …

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Getting a little nervous

I’ve been trying to figure out what I got myself into with Uncle Orson’s Literary Bootcamp. I mean this in the best possible way, but last night I was having nightmares of Mr. Card ripping apart my story. When I …

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Uncle Orson’s Literary Bootcamp 2011

I’ve been anxiously awaiting to hear back from Uncle Orson for the last week regarding his bootcamp and was rewarded today with an acceptance. I have been reading up on past experiences and it looks like it is going to …

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Sins of the Wolf — Aging

I stopped my rewrites of “Sins of the Wolf” after I submitted to VP 2011. At least for the first 1/3 of the book. Today I finished the planned re-write of the rest and now it is aging. Regardless of …

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The Waiting Game (VP 2011/ Uncle Orson’s)

My Applications are in. Last year I went to two Algonkian conferences and got a good idea as to coming up with ideas that are marketable. This year, I decided I really need some more craft/ critiquing conferences. I have …

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Portal 2

Unfortunately Portal 2 came out on tuesday and I spent far too much time playing it this week. Having just won it today, I can highly recommend it. At least now I can get back to my writing and my …

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First rejection!

It had to happen sometime. I pitched an agent recently and she asked for my first three chapters. I worked diligently over the last few months polishing and had good feedback, however, I got my first rejection. I’m sure it’s …

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The Waiting Game

The first three chapters of my novel have been with an agent for a week. Although a bit premature, I guess I’ve entered the second phase of my career as a writer and now I wait. I am almost half …

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NH Writers Project – Writers Day 2011

Wow! NH Writers Project Writers Day has came and went and I am so happy that I went. The conference was amazing. Two courses that I took stand out particularly. The first was tips on making writing easier and harder. …

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Stuck but happy

Recently I was held up in Baltimore, MD due to weather in the Northeast. Two days of canceled flights. Normally a cause for being upset, I was happy as it gave me time to spend with my Good Friend April …

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