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You weren’t selected for RevPit. Now what?

You weren't selected for RevPit? Me neither. No, seriously, I wasn't---and not because I was an editor as opposed to an entrant. I, too, submitted to the annual RevPit event in April 2017, and, much like you, walked away with nothing. Except that's not true. Not even close to it, in fact. It can be… Continue reading You weren’t selected for RevPit. Now what?

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On Finding and Embracing Community

Back in 2013, I attended the University of Wisconsin's Writers' Institute for the first time as a bright-eyed, self-styled savant, ready for agent pitches and the success that would surely follow. Things didn't exactly work out as planned. Though I walked away from every pitch with a request for pages, nothing ever came of those… Continue reading On Finding and Embracing Community

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On Progress, Goals, and Control

It's been... an interesting weekend. My in-laws invited my wife and I to visit, but I elected to stay home to make a sizable dent in my revisions for Event Horizon, the third book in my EMPATHY series. With the place to myself (aside from my cats), I figured I'd have no problem doing all the… Continue reading On Progress, Goals, and Control

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Goal-Conflict-Resolution-Cliffhanger: The Elements of a Scene

This post is part of the Write With Me series. For more like this, check out the writing your novel page. Over the course of a week or month or year, each of us lives through countless real-life "scenes," some more memorable than others. When writing it's easy to get caught up in the mundane if the… Continue reading Goal-Conflict-Resolution-Cliffhanger: The Elements of a Scene