Gaithersburg Book Festival logo I've been invited to give my submissions workshop at the lovely Gaithersburg Book Festival in Gaithersburg, MD for a third time on Saturday, May 21. Perhaps you've written a few stories, poems or essays and want to know where and how to submit your work for publication. What's the best draft… Continue reading Attend My Free Submissions Workshop at the 2022 Gaithersburg Book Festival
How Writing and Submitting Short Stories Improved My Novel
Why should a novel writer devote precious writing time to short stories? After five novel drafts, two years of submitting shorter fiction, and seven publications, here are my reasons.
Maryland Writing Events, Spring 2018
Starting Shut Up & Write! D.C. Meetup
“Rivet Here” Published in Necessary Fiction
The Cost of Accomplishment
Accomplishments come with costs. These were mine for 2017.
How I Won NaNoWriMo in My First (and Last?) Attempt
128 Submissions, 93 Rejections, 1st Publication
What it took to get to my first published piece of fiction.
Why I Shut Up & Write
Where are you at 10:00am sharp on Saturday mornings? Sleeping in? Waking up? Waiting for brunch? I’m usually grabbing a seat at Mo Joe’s Cafe for a Shut Up & Write! marathon. To make it on time, I have to wake up before 8 in sleepy San Francisco to catch a just-shy-of-9 train that whisks me… Continue reading Why I Shut Up & Write