Monthly Archives: May 2011

An Awesome Contest

Let the fun begin – Thanks to Shelley Watters for this contest:  Read and destroy – if you so choose. Title: The Devil’s Gate Genre: Epic Fantasy Word Count: 140,000 Chapter 1 Jet opened his eyes, gulped, and was convinced … Continue reading

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The First Page Battle

Who knew that the real estate on the first page was so important. I learned this, dramatically, at the Pikes Peak Writing Conference.  I was hammered during one of the critique sessions and I am glad I was. Imagine standing … Continue reading

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My First Pitch At A Conference

Disaster is the only word I could use. I was terribly nervous and under-prepared. I had spent two hours in two class preparing my pitch. They were great classes and I really worked hard on my first 3 sentences or … Continue reading

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