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There’s someone I’d like you to meet.

Meet Rachael A. Edwards. Rachael is, like many of you, a reader, a writer, a dreamer. She hails from Chester, England, and, here's something fun: she was born on Halloween. She's also the embodiment of perseverance. In 2018, I had the good fortune of mentoring Rachael as part of the 2018 Revise and Resubmit (RevPit) competition.… Continue reading There’s someone I’d like you to meet.

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It’s Over, I Guess.

This is a look of disbelief from a man who fails to understand how it's over. This morning, apparently, I finished the first draft of a new manuscript, SCAMBAIT, and I remain skeptical that I have, in fact, typed THE END. My skepticism is well founded: I started writing this one on February 28th. That's… Continue reading It’s Over, I Guess.

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When The Stars Conspire

This manuscript has been through countless drafts, through innumerable shifts in emphasis, POV, genre. But today, after the most substantial rewrite yet, I can say it's closer than ever to being exactly where it needs to be. What started as a capital-R romance on a cranberry farm in northern Wisconsin has become more sure of… Continue reading When The Stars Conspire

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It’s time to start being honest.

It wasn't working. None of it was. Maybe it was the changing of the seasons. Maybe it was the general Creative's Malaise that comes with feeling as though we're always pushing a boulder uphill. Maybe it was nothing. Whatever it was, though, an unyielding sense of oppression had imposed itself on me, lurking long enough… Continue reading It’s time to start being honest.