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MWW14! (Part I)

So I just got done with my first day at the Midwest Writers Workshop! I was actually kind of terrified going in but aside from being completely underprepared it’s been great! 274 more words


Freewrite Assignment 9

Source: Inky Tavern 
Theme: In Just One Word
Rules: Write without edits. Raw first draft.
Directions: Have you ever wondered how an author can take a 200,000 word project and reduce it to a 300 word blurb? 488 more words

On the subject of killing someone

I’ve spent the last week trying to formulate someone’s death and so far nothing feels right.

Need some context? There’s a character in my novel who must die and I’ve been trying to construct the way in which it should happen. 189 more words


A Very Sad Update

Sometimes plans can change unexpectedly.  That’s what happened this week.  I haven’t done a whole lot of writing lately because I’ve had some friends visiting from out of town.   311 more words



I’ve been waiting for seven weeks to find out if I’d be accepted to a novel writing program through a northern California university. I received notification yesterday that I was accepted. 103 more words


Characters Change (and that's good)

Think back to your old Literature classes from school, and try to remember what you used to talk about. Chances are, there was a discussion on characters and how they changed across the course of the book. 269 more words

Creative Writing

Step Number Five: Wait.

I promise that this blog will eventually become something other than a syncopatedly pathetic drip of information concerning the journey of ONE measly little article.  Now comes the whole “naked in front of the doctor AND my wife” sort of disembodied feeling. 79 more words

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