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So you want to build a Plot Grid Board.

A Plot Grid board is one of the best tools a writer can add to her arsenal. Great for discipline, synopsis writing, and brainstorming.

A Plot Grid board is one of the best tools a writer can add to her arsenal. Great for discipline, synopsis writing, and brainstorming.

PROJECT COST: $25

PROJECT DURATION: 1.5 hours

Well, the time is upon us once again and the Pikes Peak Writers Conference is now over. Folks are . . . → Read More: So you want to build a Plot Grid Board.

Appalachian Trail thru the Smokies

Last spring, I embarked on a backpacking trip through the Smokies. It was more than a hike; it was closure to the final chapter of my stagnated military career, and a bittersweet “last” adventure with a good friend before returning home. I’d been in Virginia a couple years, in a discarded position with the . . . → Read More: Appalachian Trail thru the Smokies

10 Essential Books to Kickstart Your Commercial Writing Career

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A friend of mine just started to get into fiction writing with an interest in writing commercial fiction professionally. He asked me for some feedback and advice so I wrote him a small dissertation. Now, I’m not a NYT Bestseller (yet), but I’ve won my share of awards and my debut novel, . . . → Read More: 10 Essential Books to Kickstart Your Commercial Writing Career

A Portable Electronic Writing Solution for About $100.

Recently, I’d been thinking about coming up with a portable solution where I could write anywhere so that I could jot down a few passages when I had idle time to kill. I had a few stipulations.

It had to be small. I already have a very small and powerful laptop in my Alienware M11X. . . . → Read More: A Portable Electronic Writing Solution for About $100.

Peru – Lake Titicaca

Not knowing if I’d ever make it back to Peru, and realizing getting there is a big part of the expense, I opted for a three-day extension to Lake Titicaca. As most of the Inca Trail fellowship traveled home, our day hikers, Barry, Patti, and Carolyn, continued with Robin and me to Puno and . . . → Read More: Peru – Lake Titicaca