Small Victories Thanks to Odyssey Con 2016

Small Victories Thanks to Odyssey Con 2016

Mar 13

I received some good news this week when the folks at Odyssey Con announced the winners of their 2016 OddContest. Though my story, “Escape” did finish outside of the top three spots for the contest, I am pleased I nabbed a Finalist or Honorable mention spot. If you are going to be in Madison WI from April 8th-10th, make sure to stop by and check it out. You will get a chance to hear...

Cleaning Up the Website

Cleaning Up the Website

Jul 16

Well this day was long in coming, I started the process of cleaning up the website. Some things have bugged me and finally I have had a chance to sit down and take action on it. I revamped the Series page into a WIP where I will keep you updated on some of my stories I am working on. I also decided to remove the Short Story category and replaced it with News. Again the purpose of this is to give...

Even Writers Need To Be Aware of Scams

Even Writers Need To Be Aware of Scams

Feb 10

The 2014 Winter Olympics kicked off this week in Sochi, Russia but it did not go without a hitch. Sure everything appeared to look perfect on the surface, that was until folks starting actually arriving in Sochi. The media outlets have been filled with the various things that should have been in place prior to the start of the Olympics considering the wad of cash they had to use. This should...

The First Line Short Story Contest 2013

The First Line Short Story Contest 2013

Dec 06

The new year is right around the corner and the good folks at The First Line have posted the opening lines for their short story contests for 2013. While the money you win is minimal, I like the idea of the contests because it does force you out of your comfort zone. Whether it is from a different point of view or genre, these opening lines give you a chance to branch out. If you have a few days...

First Line Literary Journal – Fall 2012

First Line Literary Journal – Fall 2012

Jun 24

I wanted to share with you a short story contest that I have talked about in the past. The Fall edition of the First Line Contest The premise of the contest is simple. You can submit a piece of short fiction, ranging from 300 to 3,000 words and open to all genres.As an added bonus there is no fee to enter. There is one catch. Each story needs to start with the same first line. All of the...

First Line Literary Journal – Summer 2012

First Line Literary Journal – Summer 2012

Apr 16

There is one more contest I wanted to share this month. The First Line Literary Journal offers a short story contest every three months. The premise of the contest is simple. You can submit a piece of fiction, ranging from 300 to 3,000 words and open to all genres.As an added bonus there is no fee to enter. There is one catch. Each story needs to start with the same first line. All of the...