Category Archives: reflection

There will be blood

No, this isn’t a post about editing or blood donations. I was having a conversation earlier today about the relationships writers have with their partners. Be them a publisher, an editor, or an agent. The part I contested was the … Continue reading

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So there’s this guy…

In reading YA lately, or trying to while job hunting, caring for a 13 month old, and writing my own YA, I’ve noticed a problem. I don’t like how guys are portrayed. Particularly love-interest guys for female main characters (FMC … Continue reading

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All A Bullied Kid Needs: A Paul

Sometimes I wonder about why writing young adult fiction has so much appeal to me. Is it setting stories in high school? Is it the scars? The¬†exuberance¬†and idealism? Here’s one reason: In my first year of high school, I was … Continue reading

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Self-sustaining writer part 2

Lessons From a Swiss Army Knife: The other day I was approached by a company for a job opportunity. I had submitted my resume into a slush pile and came out on the short list above 100 other applicants. No … Continue reading

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The self-sustaining writer

Subtitle: Or the Old Model is Dead, Long Live the new Model. Every once and awhile, I feel the need to write an entry like this. I apologize if I am treading old ground, but I feel this needs to … Continue reading

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Sometimes a dream has to wait

Hi all! So the self-imposed Monday deadline has came and went and I’m sure all eight of you who are reading my story are wondering why I put a deadline and then totally forgot about it. I haven’t, I actually … Continue reading

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Life, death, and potato salad (A reflection on The Fault in Our Stars)

A few Easters ago, I heard a sermon by my wife’s uncle about life and death. It focused on what happens when we die. Specifically just after you’re six feet under and worm food. “When you die,” he started the … Continue reading

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