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Speaking Appearance: 2019 Writers’ Institute

I'm thrilled to announce I've been invited to speak at the 2019 University of Wisconsin Writers' Institute. The 2019 installment marks the 30th anniversary of the event, which will be held from April 4th - 7th in Madison, Wisconsin. Conference Director Laurie Scheer, who appeared on episode 033 of the r. r. campbell writescast, received… Continue reading Speaking Appearance: 2019 Writers’ Institute

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It’s Okay to Take a Break (I Promise)

Between soccer injuries, car wrecks, getting married, and signing my first two publishing contracts, 2018 has been a heck of a year. Throughout it all, I've viewed my daily writing time as one of the only constants in which I could find solace, one of the only things around which I could center myself to… Continue reading It’s Okay to Take a Break (I Promise)

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August Update – EMPATHY: Imminent Dawn

Editor's note: this post originally appeared on empathynovel.com. We're another month closer to the break of a new day. There's been a sizable increase in traction since our last monthly update, both here on the blog and on the pages of the EMPATHY series manuscripts themselves. What has that traction looked like specifically, you ask? Hot… Continue reading August Update – EMPATHY: Imminent Dawn

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August Update: Accounting for it All

We're now only 103(!) days away from the release of Accounting for it All, and things are really beginning to heat up! Here's what's new since we last checked in. New Posts on Thursdays at Pornucopia We've had four new posts on the Accounting for it All blog, Thursdays at Pornucopia (NSFW). In those posts, I addressed the… Continue reading August Update: Accounting for it All

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July Update – EMPATHY: Imminent Dawn

The EMPATHY series has been my primary focus since our last update, with the bulk of the work concentrated on actual writing and revisions. This is, of course, the foundation of all things writerly, and I continue to enjoy tweaking and rewriting parts of the first two books to make them that much more engrossing… Continue reading July Update – EMPATHY: Imminent Dawn

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July Update: Accounting for it All

One might think there's still plenty of time between now and the release of Accounting for it All given that there are still 131 days until November 19th, but with how fast time has flown this summer, I feel like I could wake up tomorrow and release date would be here! I'm grateful that (probably) won't happen though,… Continue reading July Update: Accounting for it All

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Westworld, S02E08: Non-linear Storytelling

Note: spoilers for Westworld through season two, episode eight follow. From a storytelling standpoint, one of the most transcendent decisions Westworld's writers made was to make use of non-linear storytelling. In fact, it's this very decision that makes some of the biggest reveals in season one as impactful as they are. With viewers under the assumption that the… Continue reading Westworld, S02E08: Non-linear Storytelling

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June Update – EMPATHY: Imminent Dawn

The first book in the five-book EMPATHY series, Imminent Dawn, doesn't debut until January 28th of 2019, but the last few months have been spent doing a great deal to set the series up for success once it's available. What has that work entailed? Read on to find out! Drafting With the second book in the series, Mourning Dove, tentatively… Continue reading June Update – EMPATHY: Imminent Dawn

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Westworld, S02E07: Lee and Redemption Arcs

Note: spoilers for Westworld through season two, episode seven follow. Given my apprehension to heap praise on the most recent episode of Westworld ("Les Écorchés"), I reached out to the Twittersphere for feedback on what others thought might be a worthwhile topic to explore as part of this week's post. Thankfully, Twitter user @r_miotto_e had a thought that got me… Continue reading Westworld, S02E07: Lee and Redemption Arcs