Tag: GLAWS

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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…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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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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Another 15 Minutes of Fame, part two

The Digital Authors/BCX Writer Conference ended yesterday.  It was eight days long, starting last Saturday and Sunday, during the weekdays in the evenings and most of yesterday.  It can be exhausting, but it is well worth the education.  I skipped some of the self-publishing panels since I decided long ago […]

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Another 15 Minutes of Fame, part one

I’ve been spending the weekend at the Digital Authors/BCX writers conference.  While I didn’t moderate a panel this time around, I was a panelist on THINGS I WISH A PRO HAD TOLD ME WHEN I FIRST STARTED WRITING.  Along with me were fellow GLAWS writers Marco Subias (Moderator), Brandie June, […]

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Here We Go Again

The next Writers Conference is just around the corner.  Digital Authors & indie Publishing starts this Friday, November 6th, 2020.  As the last one, it will run throughout the weekend, in the evenings all week long and conclude the following Saturday.  That’s actually a lot of learning for your bucks.  […]

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Critique Groups are a Coming, There’s Dancing Tonight

With the pandemic shutdown, some of our critique groups have gone on hiatus and others have disbanded.  But the pandemic has also showed us new opportunities.  Just as we have had successful Special Speaker Events and a whole Writers Conference virtually, we can also have virtual critique groups virtually via […]

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