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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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Motivational Sneaker

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 | 2 comments

Motivational Sneaker

I’ve been struggling to find motivation to write lately, so I thought maybe looking at things a different way would help. I pulled up my submission statistics and I was pretty impressed with what I found! 2013 2014 2015  Total Submissions 5 39 15 59 Personal Rejections 1 8 2 11 Total Rejections 4 36 7 47 Acceptances 0 3 1 4 Pending 0 1 7 8 These only reflect short story submissions as my novel queries are counted on a separate site. I was pleased to see that I’m on pace for 45 submissions this year. That seems a reasonable goal, especially considering much of February and March...

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Oh My Darlin’

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 | 0 comments

Oh My Darlin’

(I’m testing out some new posting apps today so apologies of this spams all my social media in an awful way, though I’m hopeful it will not.) I’ve been slacking on blog posts, yet again. Mostly, I think, I just haven’t had much to say. Everything in the new house is going well. We spend a lot of our spare time exploring the area so that’s probably part of the reason for less posts, and writing in general, on my part. The big news I have to share is a new member of our household. Those who follow me on Twitter of Facebook have likely seen her already, but this is...

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Back After A Brief Hibernation

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 | 4 comments

Back After A Brief Hibernation

As many of you knew I moved to Washington last week which was the reason for the two-week hiatus here on the blog. I spent the week driving across the country (3006 miles of distance from door-to-door). That was quite an adventure, but if I had to do it over again I’d allot more time for looking at random stuff along the way. As it was we did three 800 mile days which didn’t leave much time for sightseeing. And all of that speed ended up being for naught because we sat at the new house with none of our stuff until Saturday. Anyway, all of that aside the move has interrupted my...

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Moving Right Along

Posted by on Feb 12, 2015 | 0 comments

Moving Right Along

First, in story news: Pre-orders are up for the first issue of Vitality, coming at the end of the month. If you would like a peek at the full table of contents you can see it here. “The Sorceress Who Had No Heart” is my favorite story that I’ve written so far, and I’m ridiculously proud of it, so I encourage you to run out and grab a copy of Vitality if you have an extra fiver to spare. Second, if you haven’t yet seen the new Shadowrun Kickstarter and you’re into cyperpunk and/or RPGs, run on over there and take a look. I dearly love the Shadowrun...

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Friday I’m In Love

Posted by on Feb 6, 2015 | 0 comments

Friday I’m In Love

So I’ve decided in my finite wisdom that my ideal blogging interval should be once a week and I’ve picked Friday as my day (mostly because that’s the day I’ve been putting up my Purgatory, Inc. posts for the last month and it felt like a good habit to continue but secondarily because I have an unnatural affinity for the above-referenced Cure song). I’m not sure what I’m going to post about today, because I hadn’t really planned on anything, so this might be a failure right out of the gate. Let’s hope not. I’ve been thinking a lot about...

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