My Publication Tracker is a Mess!

Look at that! It's a mess! How is someone supposed to make sense of all that? Well, of course, it's not supposed to be all on one page... My tracker has a total of 56 works on it. 3 have been "retired," meaning that I am no longer submitting them in the original form. Some …

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Tips Straight from the Horse’s, er Judge’s Mouth

One of my current goals as a science fiction and fantasy writer is to eventually get into Writers of the Future. This has been a target for me ever since one of my literature teachers in college won and was published by them. If you can survive the brutal competition and professional-level judging, you can proudly …

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My Writing Process, or Dirty Dancing with the Muses

Some people are plotters, some people leave their characters adrift in hopes they will do something interesting. Stephen King is in the latter camp, adamantly a member of the let-the-characters-do-their-thing party. I imagine Tolkien must have been a plotter, and a big one. He started out building a language and then wrote a story for it. I'm …

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