Category Archives: Writing

My new book is ready to print! Pictures of the process.

After lots of writing, lots of editing, and lots of formatting, my second book is going to press this afternoon. It’s called Seasons: What College Athletes Need to Know About Their Future. I went by Rose Printing to sign off on the … Continue reading

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Writing would be easier if…

You don’t have to read many books on the craft, be they memoir or how-to, to find out writing is hard work. And it is. As a married man with five young children and a full-time job I sometimes envy … Continue reading

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Where do my story ideas come from?

The not quite final manuscript of my second book is being, or has been, read by a few different people to give me feedback and improve the final product. I’ve received some great thoughts and some absolutely necessary corrections. For … Continue reading

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facebook & twitter or Facebook and Twitter???

A friend reviewing my forthcoming book kept marking the words “facebook” and “twitter” in my story claiming both should be capitalized. Before you assume I’ve written a novel full of social media cliché, it’s actually a chapter where a member … Continue reading

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What I learned: Maggie, by Charles Martin

I’ve read almost everything Charles Martin has available. Chasing Fireflies is my favorite, and I shared what it taught me in a previous post. Maggie is his second novel – a sequel to The Dead Don’t Dance – and I … Continue reading

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What I learned: Bird by Bird, by Anne Lamott

I find what you’re about to read a bit of a paradox. Not for you necessarily, but for me as I wrote. These little posts are a way for me to comment on books positively by sharing what they taught … Continue reading

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First Publishing Credits

As a writer, is there anything better than writing about something important to you and getting paid to do it? Many of us write for the simple joy that is being a wordsmith, but there’s also plenty of us that … Continue reading

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How Do You Name Your Book?

Coming up with the right name for your book is huge. It has to capture the heart of your story, be attractive to the eye, and also get noticed by search engines. When I wrote Grateful, I wasn’t concerned with … Continue reading

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New Year, New Routine, New Reads

It’s 6:00… AM. My phone alarm went off at 5:30 (The alarm tone is currently set as a clip from the end of “The White Rider” off the Two Towers score. Epic). I don’t know about you, but 5:30 is … Continue reading

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Books on the old Christmas list

Operation Turn the Page(s) is moving along nicely, 2 books finished and good progress in the next two. One of the main reasons I wanted to knock them out was all the books I’m hoping to get for Christmas. I … Continue reading

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