Category Archives: Coach/Mentor

Always Forward

This weekend was grueling, challenging, and emotional–but in the end, it was a good weekend. It was the Santa Barbara Long Course Triathlon, and it was the first triathlon longer than a sprint that I have attempted AND finished! Continue reading

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Marketing, Promotion, Time Management, oh my!

My daily schedule can get crammed full of stuff faster than I can jot it down in my bullet journal. Finding the time to write, especially when you’re feeling less-than-motivated, can be hard enough, let alone finding the time to come up with a plan to market and promote that writing. Conversely, I’ve also found myself getting into the swing of PR and promo so heavily that I neglect the writing I need to do in favor of making one last Tweet on a trending topic (or crafting a blog post on the topic of time management…) Continue reading

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Writing and Fighting–Writing Fighting?

One of the fight writing aspects I hit on is rhythm. Fights, especially those between two people squaring off, have a tempo, a dynamic, that varies from moment to moment. As writers, we must capture this rhythm in our work. One of the best ways to do this is to also vary your rhythm, or sentence length. Use short, scrappy words to pick up the pace. Use longer, meandering words to circle around and around looking for an opening. Punctuation–BAM! Got it. Continue reading

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A Conversation with Holly Ellis…

As I make my way through the SNHU MFA program, some of the assignments dovetail neatly with what I am already doing, both literary content-wise, as well as working on our author platforms. This week’s assignment was to conduct an … Continue reading

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What’s Ahead in 2019…

…or, reading, writing, coaching, oh my! It’s been a minute since I updated my blog, mostly because the holiday season hit me like an overscheduled, frenetic, wrecking ball of joy and fun. To say I was upset about that would … Continue reading

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Marketing is hard…

As we enter the New Year, I do what I normally do, which is sit down to sketch out my plan for the year. Some of that I’ve put here in my last post, some is still hanging out as … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Conrad Glover…

Welcome back to filmmaker Conrad Glover, currently on set in Las Vegas filming his series “Shades of Sapphire.” I’ve been following Conrad’s work in film ever since he hired me to do some set photography for a horror feature he … Continue reading

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Excuse Our Dust!

It’s the sign that retailers put out when they’re going through renovations, but still want to stay open for business. And now, as I find myself in the thick of NaNoWriMo, I am also going to be slowly renovating this … Continue reading

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Goals, Step One – What Do You Want?

Goals. What are they? How do they help us? Why do we need them? Why are they so hard? If you’re reading this then, like me, you’re probably running up against a circumstance where you have to sit down and … Continue reading

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