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The California Creative Writing Conference

The CCWC begins this Friday at 6:00 pm.  Here is the full schedule  http://www.wcwriters.com/ccwc/program.html This will be a virtual event on Zoom and like the last one, it will go on for nine days.  With a full schedule on the weekends and evenings on the weekdays.  If you are new […]

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Kicking it up a Notch

One of my goals for the year was to try a new recipe each month.  So far, I’ve tried three.  From the above picture, you can see my new meatloaf recipe already has a fan.  Well, two fans.  My wife liked it as well.  This one showed up on Facebook […]

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…And speaking about sacrifices…

Tonight, I’m working on sending in the beginning of my novel for two ProCritiques at the upcoming California Creative Writers Conference.  One to an editor and one to an agent.  The deadline is February 14th, but each critiquer has a limited amount of slots, so I wanted to get these […]

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Oh, the Irony.

I’ve always had an interest in science fiction going back to “Astro Boy” and “Fireball XL-5”.  When I grew up, I attended the USC School of Cinema/Television Production with the intent of working in television someday.   But for the time I was in college, I had little time to watch […]

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The Good, the Bad and the Rewrites.

I have mentioned many times that the Critique groups are the most valuable part of my GLAWS membership.  The education you get from Special Speaker Events and Writer Conferences are important to your growth as a writer, but eventually you have to apply what you’ve learned to your work.  You […]

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One Screenplay, One Novel, One Book and a Bunch of Comic Books

It’s the beginning of a new year, well, seventeen days into it, so I thought I’d share my goals for the year.  It’s important to set goals, that’s how you can measure your progress.  During the years I’ve taken up writing seriously again, I have finished three screenplays, and now […]

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Sometimes You have to let go – Even if They are Not Bananas.

My wife, Kris, in building her website business http://www.civicsitedesign.com/ (she does my website and is my IT department) has collected many books on entrepreneurship and self-improvement.  One of them is “Letting go of Your Bananas:  How to Become More Successful by Getting Rid of Everything Rotten in Your Life” by […]

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THE END – Now the work begins

This past week, I finally finished novelizing the first of my steampunk trilogy screenplays.  It took about nine or ten months to do.  I originally thought I would finish in November, but then my day job started kicking my posterior. This isn’t a vomit draft, a first draft where you […]

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Christmas Memories

Many of my favorite Christmas memories go back to my time in college and after college when I worked at Toyville, an independent toy store with locations in Huntington Park, CA, and Downey, CA.  For a couple of Christmases, I worked at the one in Downey. I loved working at […]

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Having an AFOL Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone!  I’m having an AFOL Christmas.  Hope you’re having the kind of Christmas you want. Dennis Amador Cherry 40th article completed. First Steampunk novel:  69,545 words.  

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