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  • Book Review: Battle for the Valley by C.R. Pugh

    January 18, 2020 by

    Jimmy Valvano once famously said you should do three things every day: laugh, think, and have your emotions moved to tears. I can say without exaggeration that the latest book I’ve read made me do all three over the course of the finale to this YA science fantasy series. It gets a five-star review from… Read more

  • What’s Working Right Now: Finding a Balance

    January 12, 2020 by

    So at the time of this writing, it’s been not quite two months since I conquered NaNoWriMo and added 50k in the first draft of my historical WIP. (You can read about that victory here.) What, you may be asking, is the deal with not adding to that project? For starters, December was an insanely… Read more

  • The Man Behind the Writing

    January 5, 2020 by

    Happy New Year, one and all! I hope that despite everything rolling through your newsfeeds at the moment, you are off to a great start in 2020. I do want to take a moment to pray for my friends in Australia: stay safe down there! I wanted to take some time here today and tell… Read more

  • WAS

    December 29, 2019 by

    It goes like this: I’m watching a movie I haven’t seen in ages (in the most recent case: Home Alone), and I look up the cast on IMDB or Google (My wife and I do this constantly). I tend to zero in on actors I’ve heard of, or know I’ve seen in other films, but… Read more

  • My Battle with Imposter Syndrome

    December 8, 2019 by

    Show of hands: who here struggles with Imposter Syndrome? I struggle often with Imposter Syndrome. This occurs in other parts of my life too, where my penchant for self-deprecating humor takes a step into unnecessarily piling on. Some nagging part of my brain just does not like to take credit for the good things that… Read more

  • NaNo is over. Here's what worked for me

    November 29, 2019 by

    Last year, I decided sometime in early October to give it a try. My professional obligations always kept me from participating in the past, so when I realized I’d finally have the time to try it, I jumped in with both feet. 50,000 words? In 30 days? Piece of cake! That’s what I thought at… Read more

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