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i write. i make up stuff. i adventure hard, so you don’t have to.

Panel Schedule for Superstars Writing Seminar

| December 28, 2010

Here’s the schedule of panels for the next Superstars Writing Seminar, which will be held in Salt Lake City, January 13–15.  As you can see from the list of topics, this three-day seminar is packed with great stuff, no-nonsense and practical material taught by six bestselling authors.   We’re not aware of anything comparable for […]

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Writing Productivity Tip #10—GET INSPIRED!

| December 5, 2010

A series of eleven tips to help you get more time for writing, and to produce more writing when you do have time. Every creative writing teacher repeats the classic axiom, “Write about what you know.”  Therefore, it stands to reason that the more you know, the more things you’ll be able to write about. […]

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Writing Productivity Tip #8—CREATE THE BEST WRITING ENVIRONMENT FOR YOURSELF

| December 3, 2010

A series of eleven tips to help you get more time for writing, and to produce more writing when you do have time. So, you’ve developed a writing routine, set up an office or at least a place where you use your laptop.  It’s the way you’re accustomed to writing.  But habit doesn’t necessarily make […]

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Counting the Days: New 2011 KJA Desert Calendar

| December 2, 2010

Along with my brother-in-law Tim, I have hiked hundreds of trail miles and climbed many mountains.  It’s where I get inspired for many of my story ideas and exotic settings. Two years ago, as a gift for special friends and family members, we produced a calendar of photos and stories about our experiences in the […]

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Writing Productivity TIP #6—SET GOALS FOR YOURSELF…AND STICK TO THEM

| December 1, 2010

A series of eleven tips to help you get more time for writing, and to produce more writing when you do have time. I’m a goal-oriented person. Give me a target, or a list, and I’ll set out to accomplish the task, milestone by milestone.  When I moved to Colorado, I got a book listing […]

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Writing Productivity Tip #4—DARE TO BE BAD (AT FIRST)…THEN FIX IT

| November 29, 2010

A series of eleven tips to help you get more time for writing, and to produce more writing when you do have time. This tip comes from prolific and bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith, and the more I’ve pondered it, I’ve come to believe it’s one of the most important pieces of advice any struggling […]

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Superstars Writing Seminar: How to BE a Writer

| November 29, 2010

Over the past months I’ve posted a handful of blogs specifically tailored for serious aspiring authors, including this current series on writing productivity.  If you have enjoyed them and are ready for a full-blown “boot camp” of the things you need to know to be a career professional writer, consider attending the second Superstars Writing […]

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Stormtroopers and Star Challengers

| November 17, 2010

On Saturday, November 13, the Challenger Learning Center of Colorado Springs, CO, held a special event:  A moonbase simulation adventure open to the public (all available slots sold out a few days in advance), coupled with a book signing for the new Star Challengers novel, Moonbase Crisis.  June Scobee Rodgers, co-creator of the series and […]

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Writing Productivity Podcast & Catching Up

| November 15, 2010

There’s always a price tag on a trip. After returning from our 7-day trip to the United Arab Emirates and the Sharjah Book Fair, we had to make up for the lost work time.  We had delivered the manuscript for Star Challengers: Space Station Crisis from the hotel room in Sharjah, but now we had […]

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Writing Productivity Podcast & Catching Up

| November 15, 2010

There’s always a price tag on a trip. After returning from our 7-day trip to the United Arab Emirates and the Sharjah Book Fair, we had to make up for the lost work time.  We had delivered the manuscript for Star Challengers: Space Station Crisis from the hotel room in Sharjah, but now we had […]

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