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Winning the Zebulon 2018 Writing Contest!

The Zebulon Pikes Peak Writers Fiction Writing Contest Congratulations to the 2018 winners of the Zebulon Fiction Writing Contest! Hosted by Pikes Peak Writers, the Zebulon gives fiction writers at all levels the chance to get their work in front of professional agents and editors. The contest simulates the real process of acquiring an agent, […]

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Learning from Stephen King’s “On Writing”

My most important take-away from reading Stephen King’s “On Writing” this time around is how important discipline is to one’s writing career if one is serious about being published and making a living as a writer. The message was sinking in as he talked about how he sits down at his desk every morning and […]

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Young Adult Science Fiction

My genre is young adult science fiction.  I also write young-adult fantasy novels and adult speculative fiction, but for the moment I’m focusing on young adult science fiction because that is the genre of my last novel, VR. The Hunger Games meets The Matrix in VR, my YA sci-fi novel about a young woman’s escape from […]

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Overcoming Writers Block

Continuing the series on overcoming writers block, here is the next tip: Tip #4) Choose to take a break Sometimes overcoming writers block requires that we choose to take a break.  One of my favorite don Juan quotes is in Carlos Castaneda’s book, title, when he says, “Warriors do not demolish walls.  They move under […]

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Blog Your Way to Success: How Blogging Can Increase Your Income

Blogging can be an enjoyable pastime and also an excellent source of income. In fact, it is an essential part of today’s business world. In this interactive workshop, you will learn how to choose a blog topic, set up a blog, promote it and earn revenue. Learn how bloggers make money, why niches are important, […]

Writing Business

Literary Agents

So, you’ve written a novel.  Great!  Now what?  Well, if you’ve done several revisions and given it to a reader, a friend is fine, but eventually you really need a professional to read your manuscript, and you’ve made changes based on the recommended suggestions, then you’re ready to begin submitting your manuscript to a literary […]

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Blog Your Way to Success

How Blogging Can Increase Your Income Blogging can be an enjoyable pastime and also an excellent source of income. In fact, it is an essential part of today’s business world. In this interactive workshop, you will learn how to choose a blog topic, set up a blog, promote it, and earn revenue. Learn how bloggers […]

Writing Business

What’s My Genre?

Recently I was sitting at St. Mark’s with Sarah, a writer and friend from Lighthouse Writers Workshop, and she asked me, “What’s your genre?” My answer was quick, “General fiction with speculative elements and mild erotica.”  She may have thought it was a simple question.  What she didn’t know is that I have been “forced” […]