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Bro, Do You Even Copyedit?

Last Friday, I completed the copyedits for Accounting for it All, which is good news since the book is now out in less than a month! This round of edits was especially grueling, both because copyedits require a sharp look at the text itself, and also because of the timeline on which they had to be… Continue reading Bro, Do You Even Copyedit?

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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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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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Five Ways to Turn Up the Tension

When you're a writer, it's you against the world. It takes only one email, text, or pot of boiling-over stew to distract a reader from your work. So how can a writer keep readers' noses buried deep in the space between pages (and also ruin their dinner)?The answer to that, my friends, is tension.So how… Continue reading Five Ways to Turn Up the Tension

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Research: Where to Look to Make Your Writing More Authentic

You may have heard of "the three Rs" way back in elementary school--reading, (w)riting, and (a)rithmetic. If you're anything like me, you completely disregarded the 'rithmetic, which was a great decision because it created space for a third (and actual) "R." And that "R," my friends, is research. "Research," you say? "That stuff's for nerds!"… Continue reading Research: Where to Look to Make Your Writing More Authentic