Entered in #Pitchwars!!!

A few days ago I entered my mystery manuscript Made Safe in #pitchwars, a contest for completed manuscripts hosted by Brenda Drake. This is a fantastic contest with a bunch of great mentors in a broad range of categories. So now the waiting and twitter …

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My Struggle Book 1 by Karl Ove Knausgaard

Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle Book 1 has been out now for several years but there are no doubt people late to the game like I am. Book four just came out which is how I became aware of the collection. I heard a review …

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#NewAgent and #Pit2Pub Twitter Contests

Today is a great day on Twitter! I am participating in #NewAgent and #Pit2Pub. Pit2Pub is a twitter pitch to publishers managed over at Kristin D. Van Risseghem’s site. #NewAgent is a query directed at new literary agents. #NewAgent has a few more rules┬ámanaged over …

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Sample sentence from my new short story

Here is the first sentence from my new short story. What do you think? The first time I went by our house and kept driving, I only went around the block, but even then I knew I was conditioning myself to the idea of leaving.

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Reading more than one book at a time?

I have a problem with starting several books at the same time. I have newfound resolve to finish every book I start from now on. Here is a sample of what I am reading and will finish. On Writing – Stephen King The Passage – …

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Getting Ready to Send out Short Story Twenty Steps

I’ve been working on a short story for a few months now called Twenty Steps. I am going to send it out to a few contests. It’s a fairly dark story(go figure) about a girl and an unknown assailant. I’ve been working on deepening it …

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Working on Made Safe…Still

I’ve been working on Made Safe for a few years now. I completed the first draft almost two years ago and then promptly threw it all out and started over. Last year I finished the rewrite and have been going through the revision process ever …

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