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Sample booklet from 2113: Stories Inspired by Rush

In April, ECW Press will release the epic anthology 2113: Stories Inspired by Rush. It’s available for Preorder Now, from online booksellers as well as your favorite bookstore, so you can be sure to be the first kid on your block with a copy. 18 epic stories—science fiction, fantasy, thriller, dystopia, adventure—inspired by the music of Rush.

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The ETERNITY’S MIND Editing Marathon

It’s the last draft, my final read-through and edit of ETERNITY’S MIND, the 700-page manuscript I’ve been working on all year. The grand finale of the Saga of Shadows trilogy, tenth novel overall in my Saga of Seven Suns universe. And it’s complicated, 34 different point-of-view characters and storylines.

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A StoryBundle of Holiday Joy!

As I write this blog, Colorado has been hit with the first big snowstorm of the season, 8-12 inches overnight. School is closed for a snow day, and my snowplow guy just called to say that he can’t even get up our road to plow the driveway.

So, we’ll sit inside all nice and cozy with a fire. A perfect time to read.

Holidays are full of magic, good cheer, mystery, and wonderful fantasies. This time of year—from Thanksgiving through Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Christmas, New Years—is packed with possibilities, and great fodder for writers to tell some of their best stories.

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Making a BLOCKBUSTER

When I was learning to become a writer, then a published writer, then a novelist, I read a lot of writing books, looking for the key, trying to figure out the next step. Since there were writers ahead of me on the curve, better than me, I knew I had to catch up. Of course, my goal was not just to be a “published” author, but a “successful” author so I could make my living at it. A bestselling author.

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Writing Tools for Nanowrimo

For the second year, I worked with Storybundle.com to put together a massive batch of useful books that will help you survive—and thrive—during National Novel Writing Month. A dozen books on writing craft, productivity, and business—the full spectrum of useful information.  And you name your own price

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Utah Writing Retreat—Alone with a BUNCH of Authors

It was perfect timing at Salt Lake Comic Con in September when I stepped on a hotel elevator with James Duckett, another writer I’d met a couple of times before. He looked at me, got a contemplative look on his face, and said, “I won’t know unless I ask.”  He told me about a writers’ retreat he was participating in, one that would be held the first week of November near Park City. They were looking for a “writer in residence” who would come, give a few breakout sessions, and spend the rest of the time curled up writing or editing (thus providing a “professional good example”).

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For Nanowrimo: Two New Books on Writing

If you’re one of the millions of writers participating in National Novel Writing Month, NaNoWriMo, or just a writer interested in improving your craft, you might be interested in two writing books just released in print and eBook by WordFire Press.

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