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No Writer Tears… No Reader Tears

All this advice on writing gives me anxiety… another “rule” I read today “write what you know…” living in Las Vegas my entire life that could get serious. Another rule I read today poked me hard in the forehead… “If the writer doesn’t cry, the readers won’t cry…” But that makes me ask… what makes… Continue reading No Writer Tears… No Reader Tears

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POST Conference Progress

It’s been three weeks since my trip to West Texas A&M and the Writer’s Academy and the long week spent with my fellow writers. I wrote 50k words at the Writer’s Academy… I can’t expect with life, kids, work and limited free time that I’d be able to duplicate these efforts at home… but I… Continue reading POST Conference Progress

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Writing Conferences in August

The list of conferences below are random, and only what I thought was interesting as of today. I am sure the list is endless. I will probably return to add more as I find them (solely for myself) to build some sort of plan for future travels… or not.  Writing Conferences available in August 2019… Continue reading Writing Conferences in August

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Day After WTWA2019

My life after my return from Texas… The day after leaving West Texas A&M and the amazing West Texas Writer’s to return to the west coast… I went to bed early, but if I think about it, “early” meant 2 hours later in Texas, so it was on par with last weeks schedule. This morning I… Continue reading Day After WTWA2019

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WTWA2019 – Day 5

My writers trip is officially complete. It was the last day of the West TX A&M dorm room life and the West TX Writers Academy today. I wrote roughly 50,000 words in 5 days at #WTWA the West Texas Writers Academy week long conference. In other words, I condensed the 50k word Nanowrimo month into… Continue reading WTWA2019 – Day 5

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WTWA – Day 4

Today started slower than the rest, maybe because everyone is exhausted. The halls weren’t as full in the earlier morning hours, and by night it’s empty. Day 4 Goals: write at least 8,000 new words afternoon – Agent Pitch Day 4 – completed word count is 14,372 words, which included one rewrite of a chapter that didn’t… Continue reading WTWA – Day 4

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WTWA2019 – Day 3

Day 3 – Writer’s Academy updated I discovered a few things about myself today. I purchased a “cold gear” under armor shirt yesterday to sleep in, and it made an insane difference. I love the heat… I miss the blazing sun on my skin and that smarting effect that happens when it’s just too damn… Continue reading WTWA2019 – Day 3