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Tanks A Lot

Posted by on Mar 18, 2016 | 0 comments

Tanks A Lot

I’ve been struggling trying to figure out what to make a blog post about this week. It’s part of my fairly nebulous ‘become a real writer’ plan to write a blog post a week and here I was set to fail in week two. The more I thought about it though, the more I realized why should this blog only be about writing and writing related stuff? I mean, it’s my blog after all. I make the rules! So the rule now is that there are no rules! So here you are, at the first inaugural post about random crap that interests me. This week’s edition is aquariums! I took up...

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Which Switch Is Which?

Posted by on Mar 11, 2016 | 0 comments

Which Switch Is Which?

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while now, and this week seemed like a golden opportunity because the second Wachowski sibling of the famed Hollywood pair came out as transgender. The Matrix is a movie near and dear to my teen-in-the-90’s heart. It’s the kind of gritty cyberpunk that I adore with deep-layered messages that people are still sorting out nearly fifteen years later, myself included. I’m not just here to talk about how awesome the Matrix is though, I’m here to talk about one of the secondary characters, and a rumor about the original...

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Exciting News!

Posted by on Feb 28, 2016 | 0 comments

Exciting News!

Hello everyone out there in blog-land! I’m super-ultra-mega excited to announce today that one of my stories “The Night You Were A Comet” will be published in August(ish) of this year in the Alien Artifacts anthology by Zombies Need Brains, LLC. This is one of my newer stories, and I’m very proud of it. For those eager to buy a copy who didn’t get a chance to participate in the Kickstarter, pre-orders for electronic and print copies of the anthology are available here. Hugs and Puppies, -C...

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Tales of the Submission Carousel

Posted by on Sep 12, 2015 | 0 comments

Tales of the Submission Carousel

I was minding my own business this morning, doing my usual Saturday routine of updating my rejections in my submission log (I use Submission Grinder now which I highly recommend) and sending stories back out to new markets when I realized I’d crossed the 100 submission mark.  I stared at my numbers for a few minutes because I couldn’t really believe it. Submissions: 100 Rejections: 81 Acceptances: 5 Now, these numbers are not 100% accurate. I had sent out a handful of submissions before I went off to Viable Paradise in October of 2013, but the stories were just awful and really...

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I Survived SmokeCon!

Posted by on Aug 26, 2015 | 0 comments

I Survived SmokeCon!

As the title says, I managed to survive the Smokepocalypse at Sasquan this weekend. Mostly the weather was quite lovely, although on Friday the sky looked like this in the afternoon: I made that my early night because I got a monster headache after being exposed to the smoke for a while. It smelled like the entire city was sitting inside a campfire. I felt sorry for people with lung ailments and I hope it rains there soon because the terrible air quality wasn’t fun. Aside from it looking like the end of days one day out of four, Sasquan was pretty wonderful for me. I met so many great...

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Writing for the Big Screen

Posted by on May 8, 2015 | 0 comments

Writing for the Big Screen

In my various travels around ye olde internets I found a pretty cool writing contest that I thought I’d share here: The Writers Lab. This contest seeks to match up women over 40 interested in screenwriting with mentors. I wish I had a screenplay ready to send to them, but alas, I don’t. Hopefully this is something they repeat next year. Screenwriting is something I’ve thought about a lot. My writing is dialog heavy to start with. Most of my scenes come to me first as a snatch of dialog that gets filled in afterward with details. It’s also not really a secret that...

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