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In January of this year, I started up my very own law firm, practicing Family Law, Estate Planning and Criminal Law in the Salt Lake City, Utah, area. In a few months, I hope to find a better balance between Law and Writing... but for now, Law is being a cr...

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On Failure
I was going to write 50,000 words during April for Camp NaNoWriMo. I was going to finish my current WIP ahead of LDStorymakers, now less than 2 weeks away. I was going to work more at my freelance writing job. I was going to exercise daily and eat fewer cal...

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Roots of Knowledge
Last week, I had the chance to visit Holdman Studios  at Thanksgiving Point, where my friend DawnRay Ammon works. If you're ever near there, I highly recommend a visit: The glass they work there is so gorgeous! Holdman is a glassworking studio that provides...

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"No Award" and How to Parent Unruly Children
Old news in the 2015 Hugo Awards debacle is that those who hate
the Sad Puppies - not the works on the slate, mind you, but the very idea of
public slates, the proponents of the slate, those who agree with the proponents
of the slate, and, by extension, eve...

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Guesting on Writerly Passion
Head on over to Nathan Barra's blog to see my guest post on Writerly Passion . I love professional writers who have been able to dedicate their lives to writing. I love their dedication, I love their obvious talent, and I love that they are so free with adv...

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Of Hugos, Sad Puppies, and Worthy Blog Entries
Over the last few years, I've been happily diverted on a regular basis by the plight of The Hugo Awards . The Hugo awards, for those still in the dark, are self-proclaimed as "science fiction’s most prestigious award" since 1955. And they're awarded by anyo...

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Er... I mean 3000
I recalculated with my handy-dandy spreadsheet, and it turns out I actually have to write 3000 words a day to finish my novel by mid-April.  At my current top speed, that takes a minimum of 2 hours, 30 minutes.  And I need to spend 4 hours per day writing o...

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2000 words a day...
So, I have this little self-imposed deadline, where I have to have almost 70,000 words drafted by the middle of next month. In order to do that, I need to write around 2,000 words a day. More, if I want to take Sundays off. Most days so far, I haven't accom...

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Writing Routine?
Nathan Bransford asked about writing routines on Wednesday. He described his own routine, which basically consisted of waking up, getting coffee and breakfast, and finally settling down to write. That sounded nice. My own routine is a bit more complicated, ...
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