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Write the Story That Works

This morning I tied my shoes successfully and continued on my day. That's a short story. The other day I was walking my dog and she got away from me. I found her playing with another dog across the street. I chased her down and brought her home safely. That's a short story too. Both of these stories…

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First Draft Finished!

How did we get here? I made the decision to write a book in August of last year. For me, the theme came first. I wanted to write a book about the importance and power of a growth mindset: https://youtu.be/_X0mgOOSpLU This is a concept that I want my children to learn and that's why I wanted to write…

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First Conference: Part 4

The final day at LTUE was especially enjoyable because Brandon Sanderson joined us for a few panels. He's my major source of inspiration for my own writing and this was my first opportunity to see, hear, and talk with him in person. So while I've always been one to sit front and center, I made extra…

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First Conference: Part 3

I had a great day today as well. Here are the sessions I attended at day 2 of LTUE. 4 Part Pacing J. Scott Savage Follow J. Scott Savage on a journey of four part pacing as he teaches you how to structure a story to keep your audience hooked from page one to the end. https://twitter.com/kent_writes…

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First Conference: Part 2

Today was awesome. As I've mentioned, I've been to many conferences in my time as a software engineer, but I wasn't sure what to expect from a writer's conferences. It was similar in many ways. Lots of people walking around to different rooms. I met a ton of people. I wasn't afraid to introduce…

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First Conference: Part 1

Whew! What a first day of learning writing in person with a professional. I took a lot of notes in today's workshop with Dave Farland . https://twitter.com/kent_writes/status/1095723663137984513 To be honest it was really just a bunch of lectures bunched onto one day. I was kind of expecting…

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First Conference: Part 0

Biggest feeling right now: Excitement. Tomorrow I'm attending the workshop day of LTUE . LTUE is short for "Life, the Universe and Everything" and is a refernce to a novel of the same name by Douglas Adams ( see also ). I've really gotten into this whole writing thing and now I'm spending real…

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