Tag: novel writing

Two Paths

In GLAWS there is always a lot of talk about different paths to publishing:  Traditional, Indi, Self-Publishing, Print-on-Demand, Kindle, etc.  Ways of getting you work out there have become more diverse.  Self-publishing used to be known as vanity publishing, but now it may be the right path for certain people. […]

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What Inspires Me, Part 3: The GLAWS Years

There’s the stereotype of writers sitting alone in their basements, tapping out their novels on their typewriters, but that is not the case.  Southern California homes don’t have basements. Oh, wait, there’s more to that.  Cheri Tree of Quattro University use to say, “There is no such thing as a […]

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Time to Check in on My Goals

Back on January 17th, I listed some goals I wanted to achieve in 2021.  It’s about the end of the first quarter of the year, so let’s see how I’m doing: 2021 Goals Finish my second steampunk screenplay. This includes making changes based on the feedback from my critique group.  […]

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Two Cool Things Happened Last Weekend. Here’s Number Two:

I had my ProCritique with an Editor.  I signed up for this before the last conference.  I also signed up for a ProCritique with an agent.  I wanted to get the point of view of both an editor and an agent, but because of problems with email attachments, the agent […]

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Yet another fifteen minutes of fame.

Sat. Feb. 27, 4:45pm.  “World Building: Are you ready to play God?”.  Looks like I’m moderating that one, so I’ll be there.  I’ve moderated this one before.  It’s a fun topic. That was another successful panel.  Better than the first time I moderated it last year.  I always get a […]

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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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…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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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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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 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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