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The Beginning of My Writing Career

I hate when I remember that I haven’t updated my website in what seems like forever. It’s during these moments when I shove my brain around and say, “Come on, tough guy, cough up an idea already,” but it’s like my brain’s flat broke. Simply put, I’ve been using all …

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Writer’s Block

I’m suffering through it as we speak.  But we’re not really speaking, now are we?  This is a one-sided conversation.  So I need to go back and correct that first sentence. I’ve got writer’s block, and it sucks. I’m going to sit here and stare at this computer screen and …

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Novel finished, CHECK

So I just finished the last major revision of my novel, Dead Butterflies. Oh yeah, hi!  I’ve been in an isolation chamber for several months if you’re wondering. During that period, I’ve burned through a lot of writing.  I’ve also burned myself out several times.  I’ve also burned dinner at …

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6 Fake Calls for Submissions

Oh boy, look what I went and did—gathered six of the stereotypical places you, an honest, decent writer, can go ahead and submit to.  Markets like these actually do exist (I may have exaggerated a tad), but instead of bullshitting you, I took the honest approach and laid it all …

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14 Villains You Know

Do all villains suck nowadays, or is it just me?  I’m so sick of world domination.  Why can’t an evil dude just want to get under one person’s skin? I’ve come up with my own list of villains.  Villains you could meet on any given day.  Villains so evil that their hideous …

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Trying Too Hard

“An uprooted cedar tree spears itself through my stomach, all of the leaves tickling my insides.” You’re probably thinking, “What are you talking about?”  That’s exactly what my friend/editor said when he read this line in my novel-in-progress.  To make matters worse, this analogy is meant figuratively, and it takes …

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People Don’t Grow on Trees Part 2 (Fanfic)

I was honestly planning on relaxing today, and as a little background information here, I have a lot of different projects I could be working on.  Polishing up some stories I want to enter into upcoming contests/magazines.  Hammering out the final edit of my novel.  Getting back into the three …

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