A Writer’s Moment

I awoke early today, tugged my sleep mask up over my forehead, and reached over to my phone to check the time. It was 5:36--a time I'm willing to wake up to. I gave myself twenty minutes or so to lay awake while the Mad About You theme song once again kicked into high gear …

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Writing the Second Novel: What I’m Doing Differently

This month, I completed and published my first novel, Bay City Runaway, and last week I dusted off an older project and began writing it.  It's a different kind of novel--more of a mystery and perhaps less emotionally intense.  Bay City was rather dark and moody--like me sometimes. I constructed a scant three-act outline for …

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Balancing a Day Job with Writing a Book

Writers and would-be writers may dream of making a full-time career of writing, but that is becoming an increasingly rare option. Traditionally-published authors are not getting the kinds of advances they used to receive and independently published authors often spend more money than they make, so we must have day jobs to support ourselves and …

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Back to the 90s!

My current project has a lot 1990s backstory.  I went to college and started my career in the nineties, so I know a thing or two about it, but it's not really about the nineties.  It's about the relationship between the protagonist and the woman who would become his wife and ultimately the reason he has …

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Back on Track with Bay City Runaway

About ten years ago I wrote ten short parts of a web serial called Bay City Runaway.  Here's a five chapter teaser.  It's about an alcoholic who has left Oklahoma in the 2000s to live in San Francisco to get away from his old life and the demons that haunt him, and his entanglement with a …

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