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Hit by the Sledgehammer of Inspiration

How it All Starts I start off my Thursday afternoon as I always do. I drop off my client to his therapist and hit the local Yogurtland to grab my favorite chocolate obsession and do some writing. I used to think that when I started working part-time, I would have […]

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The Short of It

So, I’m currently working on my 165-page screenplay.  I’m trying to get it down to at least 143 pages, the length of the first screenplay in the trilogy.  By page 25, the heroes have figured out who the villain is and what he’s planning.  Now I come to two intercut […]

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The Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference

The Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference Two weeks ago, was the GLAWC, after which I was too brain-dead to write it up.  The following week I wrote about Karl Lembke’s memorial.  So now, here is my overview of the conference. This was the first in-person conference in over two years.  […]

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LATFoB

It’s been a week since the L.A. Times Festival of Books, and I’m recovered enough to write about it.  Actually, it wasn’t that bad.  The LATFoB had been canceled for the past two years because of Covid.  This first year back there was about 75% of the crowd of the […]

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Back to the Future

It seems like we were just at the L. Ron. Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Annual Achievement Awards.  Oh, yes, it was last October when they combined the 36th and 37th annual awards.  Now it is back on track with their ceremony again being held in April. As […]

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2022 Goal Check – First Quarter

Well, it’s the end of the first quarter of 2022.  Time to check on how I’m doing on my goals for the year: 2022 Goals – the expurgated version (the one without the gannet). For the full version see my January 16th, 2022 blog, https://dennisamadorcherry.com/writing/2022-goals/ POLISH OFF MY FIRST STEAMPUNK […]

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Back to school, part 2

The California Creative Writer’s Conference continued through the week and ended yesterday.  In addition to more great panels, there was an Editor Happy hour.  This was an informal Zoom gathering where attendees could speak and ask questions of editors Deanna Brady, Helga Schier, Stephanie Kelly and literary agent, Steve Hutson.  […]

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Celebrate!

One Hundred blogs – that’s almost two years straight without missing a Sunday.  Although one of them was pretty much, “Too tired from Loscon, more next week.” We started by going to Barnes and Noble and getting a few books we wanted, thanks to a couple of unused Barns and […]

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Out of Order

So, I recovered from my kidney stone and went back to work on Monday.  On Tuesday I got a scratchy throat and was coughing a bit.  Came home dead tired.  That was the start of a cold.  It wasn’t the worst cold I had, but it dragged out.  With a […]

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From Wannabe Writer…

I’m working through, “Your Goal Guide”, be Debra Eckerling.  http://thedebmethod.com/yourgoalguide/  And I say “working through” because there are exercises, meditations, keeping a journal, etc.  It’s one of the twelve books I want to read this year, but it’s one that I will go through one or two chapters a week. […]

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