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Always Forward, Redux

This journey began way back in January or February, when my old Army buddy, Liz V., got in touch to ask if I wanted to do the Long Beach Bayshore Sprint Triathlon. Previously, I’d completed exactly one sprint-distance tri, which by the way had been a nice, comfy pool swim and specifically designed for beginner triathletes. Bayshore was a bay swim in very cold water, I hadn’t bought a wetsuit, Liz swam without one in solidarity and nearly got hypothermia, and during the bike ride I caught sight of a dude all in black with a face scarf and machete, which he was rhythmically banging on a metal railing about 100 meters from the race course. It was a fun event, but I thought, perhaps that’s enough triathlon for me. Continue reading

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Meet the New Year…

…with any luck, it won’t be the same as the old year. To be fair, while 2017 was challenging at times, there were still some really great parts of it. For one, we welcomed our newest addition to the family, … Continue reading

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Introducing: Scribbler Coach

Introducing a new service: Scribbler Coach! Currently offering a full suite of coaching and editing services for writers and aspiring writers. Continue reading

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#WriteFridays Number … Something … Writing Exercise

It’s been a while since I posted a writing exercise or prompt, but I’m feeling inspired. I sat down with one of the ladies from my writing group, who mentioned that she was having a hard time coming up with … Continue reading

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#WriteFridays Exercise 23

With all the traveling I’ve been doing for Con and drill, and trying to write a book, polish another, plot another, and put together two book proposals (because why not), (and oh yeah, start up a new literary journal) these … Continue reading

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#WriteFridays Exercise 22

The other day I was scrolling through my Facebook feed, and a few friends had posted about a firm that is developing an “augmented reality” game that shows monsters in your house. Apparently your phone takes a map of your house, … Continue reading

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#WriteFridays Exercise 21

You know what’s hard? Writing. You know what’s hard to write? Unpleasant things. Now, I’m not just talking about writing a character’s death. For some writers–actually, for more writers than I feel really comfortable mentioning–it’s par for the course when … Continue reading

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The Return of #WriteFridays!

Last night I sat at my friend’s table for a mutual writing session, attempting to grind out just a few ndred more words. I’m stuck at the place in this manuscript where trying to get the story out feels like … Continue reading

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#WriteFridays the 19th

I’m sneaking on to post a quick writing exercise, which I realize will not only be the 19th #WriteFridays exercise, but will also be posted on the 19th. Small things like that make me happy. Yes, I’m a dork. Anyway, … Continue reading

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#WriteFridays the 18th!

This week I started to formally hang out my shingle as a writing coach, and one of the ladies from my critique group took me up on it. We met up, and after discussing the issue that she specifically had … Continue reading

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