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Formatting and Knowing Your Audience

Formatting: learn it, live it, and love it--especially when putting your work on submission. And knowing your audience? This is important when submitting, too! Whether your audience is a contest judge or an agent, understanding what they're looking for is critically important if you're to increase your chances of success.

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Good Morning, Writerfolk!

https://youtu.be/4dkcpoczt34 The learning never stops. That's what we'll be celebrating in this new series of daily meditations, explorations, and affirmations on, into, and of the ongoing process of becoming our best writerly selves. Remember to like and subscribe, and thanks for joining me for this exciting new venture!

With All Apologies to Jugglers – Just Me 016

Sorry, jugglers. I really blew it. Or maybe I didn't? You'll have to let me know. In this episode, I borrow deeply from my perceptions of juggler lore to explore when, exactly, we should attempt to juggle "all the things," as well as how we can reach our decision about adding another ball to our juggling routine. Assuming, you know, it's called a routine. Sorry again, jugglerfolk. Topics discussed include: sassiness revisited, meeting in the middle, the metaphor machine, hot takes, when and how we decide to one-up our jugglerdom

On Switching Brushes – Just Me 012

In an episode recorded following my second-every foray into the realm of painting, we invoke a number of brush-and-canvas-related metaphors to prop up a conversation about adapting instead of frustration-quitting our way through life.

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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.

Reclamation, Rebirth – Just Me 005

The word of the day is "inspired," and we use it to stake several claims that will lead us down paths of reclamation, rebirth, and a better understanding of one's self. Topics discussed include: YouTube livestreams, music, Breath of the Wild, embracing what brings us joy