Category: Writing

Shift Up to Frustration

My company recently upgraded me to a new laptop, and it almost didn’t survive the first hour in my safekeeping. The old Dell was was working fine … except that it was no longer on speaking terms with its fancy-schmancy docking station.

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My Truck Stop Writing Haven

In one of my early posts on this blog, I talked about how I love to write in restaurants. It basically comes down to this: I’m more productive when I write just about anywhere but at home or my regular work environment. I’ve

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The Postmaster – Not My Biggest Fan

I’ve been sending out queries for my young adult novel, Spelunkers. I’m taking it slow, submitting a couple of queries a week. A few weeks ago I did something really extreme. I sent out some letters … via the United States Postal Service. For

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Poor Man’s Copyright – My Copyright Box

There’s this box sitting in my basement. I’ve been carrying it around for 22 years. It’s a white media box, sealed with paper tape which some helpful post office worker stamped like crazy with his date seal. I was living

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Genre Angst — Science Fiction vs. Fantasy

I’ve begun the process of querying a young adult novel I’ve been working on. While writing and rewriting and re-rewriting my query letter, I discovered something entirely unexpected. I might have a different genre of novel on my hands than I

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