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Shoes online

February 16, 2012


First and foremost, I am 6’3″ tall. I wear a size 15 or 14 shoe (depending on who makes it). I am a large human. So when I need to get shoes, I don’t get to waltz in like most peeps and just start trying on shoes. Oh hell no. Here’s my typical scenario. I […]

The Query Letter Spark

May 31, 2011


  I’ve been helping a friend of mine get his query package ready to send to a specific literary agent. The agent wants the typical query letter, synopsis, and 5 pages.  So my friend has typed this all up and sent it to me to give it a once over.  I’ve read his entire manuscript […]

Do you “Get it”?

October 21, 2010


I have been of the belief for a very long time, that there are three types of people in this world. Those who “get it”. Those who don’t. Those who think they do. Firstly, if you are asking what “it” is…then you do NOT get it. You’re done here, you can move along. No, seriously. […]

Disaster Recovery

August 2, 2010


Today a little nugget of information for you folks. Did you know there are disasters that happen around the world? You know, like hurricanes (and the dread HIMacanes!) floods, tornadoes, tsunamis, bombs, etc.  You did? Sweet! Did you also know there are private firms out there that only handle such things as catastrophe management, disaster […]


November 3, 2009


Sorry, no new blogs for a while.  I have been NaNoWriMo’ing it and all my time has been taken up there. I am guest blogging on another writer’s site sometime next week. I will post a link when I get it!! Keep writing and keep reading. Remember: “If you don’t have time to read, you […]

Help! I’m stuck!

October 12, 2009


Hey there. Are you 50%, 75% hell 80% done with your story?  Stuck? Not sure where to go? You ever been like this before? Crackalackin through a story, then BAM! Stoppage of the highest order.  You can’t figure out how in the hell you painted yourself into this corner.  You scream to the heavens, “It’s […]

I’m going to lock you in my conflict box

September 8, 2009


  Let me introduce you to something I learned in Bob Mayer’s workshop. It’s called Conflict Lock. What is it?  It’s the foundational cornerstone of your story, that’s all! …and it’s tough to get it right. It is one of the most important things I took away from the workshop.   Conflict Lock and Original Idea. […]