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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Viable Paradise XVI Background

Last year I had applied to both Uncle Orson’s Literary Bootcamp and Viable paradise. I had attended a somewhat questionable series of workshops previously and felt I had something to offer in my novel I had undertaken. For Uncle Orson’s …

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Superstars Writing 2012 – Monday

I met with fellow conference goers last night for a dinner at the Grotto. Had to call it a night after that. Still getting used to the time change. Today we learned that making money as a writer is actually …

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SuperStars of Writing 2012 – Sunday

I’m currently crusing along at hundreds of miles an hour at about 35,000 feet on my way from NH to Vegas. My seat is a little scrunchy as although I have lost a lot of weight over the years, someone …

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R.I.P. K.D. Wentworth

Her Obituary was posted today. Although I had never met her, I did receive a critique for my Q4 v28 entry, Synthetic Soldier. It’s a pity that I’ll never get to meet her in person. I hope her passing was …

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And Complete!

Just finished the script. Sent it off to my illustrator. Eagerly awaiting Wednesday to go over it. Now onto my WOTF Q2 entry and my next script. One thing I discovered writing the script is that it really helps me …

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Uncle Orson’s Bootcamp Day 0 – Registration

Getting there is half the fun… well… maybe not. Aboard the plane in Manchester we get the announcement from the flight crew that the Captain has to sign off on something before we leave. A few moments later, the Captain …

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First Paragraphs

I’ve been plugging away on my short story for WOTF and have been getting some great feedback. One thing I got was setting the genre in the first paragraph or at least the first page. There is action and intrigue …

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T-3

Three weeks to Uncle Orson’s Bootcamp. I’ve been keeping myself busy with my short story, . And my repeated attempts as beginning QT, my new novel. I am on my second draft of which I sincerely hope to win WOTF …

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Q4 Writers of the Future

I had decided to dust off one of my shorter story ideas to enter Writers of the Future for Q4. It’s a story spanning millions of years in a single night with the fate of the earth in the balance. …

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VP XV – Didn’t make the cut

I opened my email this morning and got the rejection for Viable Paradise XV. Twenty-eight people made it in, but I missed the cut with an encouragement to apply next year. I’m not sure if this is a strictly form …

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