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Nano Nano

Nano Nano

Okay, this post has nothing to do with Mork and Mindy. But his greeting always comes to my mind with I think of NaNoWriMo. I remember making my first writing friends at the ACFW Conference two years ago. One of the things they often asked me was if I was doing Nano that year. Being […]

Short Story Release

Short Story Release

A little over a year ago, an ad went out from Port Yonder Press on the ACFW loop. They were looking for writers, particularly speculative fiction writers, who were willing to be mentored in order to generate some general market publishing credits through short stories. I’d never written short stories before as I prefer the […]

Personification: When Eyes Have Hands

Personification: When Eyes Have Hands

Chalk it up as reason 9A of why you shouldn’t read poorly written fiction, or maybe reason 5B of why you should, but I’ve somehow picked up an awful habit of giving inanimate objects the ability to act, feel, and otherwise pick up human characteristics. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m one of the lucky few […]

Shuffling Priorities

What do you do when you have conflicting commitments? Hindsight would say, “Don’t schedule yourself in two places at once,” but sometimes events lead us into unforeseen circumstances. My conflicting commitments stretch across writing, reading, and podcasting. The commitment that has to be dropped right now is NaNoWriMo. I thought I could put things aside […]

The Writer’s Sail

I suppose it’s good to submit a story fully expecting the publisher to say, “Good job.” Last week I submitted flash fiction for Team PYP. I was sure that the lovely managing editor of Port Yonder Press, Chila Woychik, would be impressed – maybe even put my story in the top three for her contest. […]

Why I Hate Self-Portraits

Honestly, I think a lot of artists struggle with the process of it. And yet so many people want us to do it. Maybe it’s the “you’re your own worst critic” thing, because you know how picky a regular model can get. Or maybe it’s our glasses – heavily colored by our own mental self-image […]

Ren’s Month Report, Jan 2011

What have I been doing this month? ART! Sheesh, it sort of feels like that’s all I’ve been doing for the last two months since Chila Woychik signed me up to illustrate a story in Port Yonder‘s upcoming Elven Anthology … So, let’s see what I have to show for it.

Ren’s Report of 2010

One thing I’ve learned is to never underestimate the value of celebrating your successes, and the power of setting goals to inspire and grow with. So, I thought I’d share some of mine. Successes of 2010 Writing– 1. Finished one full round of revisions on Hall   2. Created & submitted Jeweler’s Son to Publisher […]