Category Archives: #MakeItLocal

The Power of Prompt Writing

I’m pleased to announce that 4 of my 5 submissions to The Sirens Call eZine were accepted. Look for “Cereal Killer,” “Efficiency,” “Pain Relief,” and “Whole Hearted” in issue 43. ALL of these were the results of prompt writing. So, … Continue reading

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Be Yourself

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Duerrwaechter Pubs New Book Solo

I’d like to congratulate my friend, Laura Duerrwaechter, for publishing A Kiss on the Nose, her latest book. Part memoir, A Kiss shares stories from Laura’s past life as a pet sitter. Find A Kiss on the Nose on Amazon here. As if … Continue reading

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New Moon, New Corpse

Today is the new moon—at exactly 2:04:53 CST, if you need specifics. The new moon is a perfect time to begin new projects so let’s create another exquisite corpse. Submit your line now for the first exquisite corpse of the year. … Continue reading

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From the Office-Under-the-Stairs

There has been a flurry of activity from my office under the stairs as I prepare for a new year of publishing. Most of the activity has been setting up a re-launch for Space and Time magazine. Dusting off social media, … Continue reading

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Ghost in the House?

I keep an open mind about ghosts. As much as I believe in them, I’m pretty skeptical. Not every dust mote caught in the flash is a spirit orb—but some might be. Independence, where we live, is known for being … Continue reading

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Taking MasterClass with Neil Gaiman!

Today Neil Gaiman’s MasterClass opened up. MasterClass is an online forum where masters like Neil Gaiman, Malcom Gladwell and Dr. Jane Goodall share their knowledge in videos and assignments. I joined MasterClass a few months ago when I found out … Continue reading

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Space and Time Submissions CLOSED

Thank you so much for the overwhelming response! Space and Time received over 100 submissions in five days. Our submission period is now closed. We thank everyone for submitting. If you missed the window, our next open reading period will … Continue reading

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Traveling to Coldtown with Holly Black

Dear Blog, I’m sorry I’m late. I got caught up with this author named Holly Black and she took me to Coldtown. I didn’t plan to spend the whole day there, I swear. I just kind of got caught up … Continue reading

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Free Bitter Suites

To celebrate making the preliminary ballots for the Stokers, from now until Monday Bitter Suites is free on Amazon Kindle.  I’m also celebrating the 17th review—when I hit 20 I’ll announce the winner for the $100 Amazon gift card. You … Continue reading

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