Monthly Archives: November 2013

Is Exposure Worth Giving Away Your Rights?

As a writer who wishes to one day make a living off his stories, I’ve made the conscious decision not to give away the rights on my work.  The rights to a story are what give them economic value—they’re worth … Continue reading

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Inspiration: “The Octopus Garden”

Two weeks ago, Suction Cup Dreams: An Octopus Anthology was published by obsolescent.info press.  The anthology contains my story “The Octopus Garden.”  I originally wrote this story in 1991 after watching a documentary on Vanuatu.  The documentary had a sequence in … Continue reading

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Making Up Ground in NaNoWriMo

After the first ten days of November, I found myself behind pace to meet my NaNoWriMo target.  I had a good excuse (I was traveling), but excuses are worth less than the paper they’re written on, especially when they’re not written on … Continue reading

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Maybe NaNoWriMo Isn’t for You, and That’s OK

National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, has grown into a writing institution over the past decade.  Started in 1999 with less than two dozen writers, it now has over 200,000 participants and has taken on a life of its own.  … Continue reading

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Wastelands II Anthology Delayed

The more I publish, the more I learn about the business.  Earlier this year, my story “Dreams in Dust” was accepted as a reprint for an anthology called Wastelands II, originally to be released by Nightshade Books last July.  Nightshade … Continue reading

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One-third of the Way There: A NaNoWriMo Update

For me, succeeding during National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, is about consistency.  I need to write every day or risk falling so far behind that I can’t catch up.  For the past five years, that’s how I made it. … Continue reading

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“The Octopus Garden” Now Available

It’s been a while coming, but Suction Cup Dreams: An Octopus Anthology has finally been released by obsolescent.info press.  The anthology contains my story “The Octopus Garden,” which was inspired by my time in the Pacific Islands and of course my … Continue reading

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Where Do I Stand Heading Into the Home Stretch

I’ve been unmotivated to write my third-quarter progress report for my 2013 writing goals because I’ve been afraid of what I might see.  I’ve been so focused—I might even say consumed—by doing novel edits recently that several of my other … Continue reading

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Ack! NaNoWriMo is Here Already

Where did October go?  Ordinarily I wouldn’t comment on the ending of a month, but with October ending, it means November is starting.  November means National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo.  For those not familiar with NaNoWriMo, it’s a celebration of … Continue reading

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