Eclipse Was In The Middle of My Night…

Normally I go to bed around 6 a.m. and get up between 1 and 2 p.m. The eclipse started here on the Oregon Coast a little after nine in the morning.

So I headed out to the two south stories (included our new bookstore) to watch the eclipse out of the fog. Then I got the bookstore opened and worked it all day, moving stuff, packing, moving cabinets, and so on.

And talking with a couple of nice writers who came in as well as a bunch of nice customers. Great fun.

But after just a little over three hours sleep, I was beat when I got home and a two hour nap didn’t help much.

But full totality of the eclipse was worth it. Wow. Just wow! Now I understand why people chase those things. I might consider it for the next one in seven years. It is that kind of experience.



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Any questions at all, feel free to write me. And if you are confused as to which workshop to take first, we have a full curriculum posted on its own page. I will be updating the curriculum in September adding in the new workshops.

Class #25… Sept 5th … Depth #3: Research
Class #26… Sept 5th … Writing into the Dark
Class #27… Sept 5th … Business
Class #28… Sept 5th … Endings
Class #29… Sept 5th … Writing Fiction Sales Copy
Class #30… Sept 5th … Writing and Selling Short Stories
Class #31… Sept 6th … Depth in Writing
Class #32… Sept 6th … Advanced Character and Dialog
Class #33… Sept 6th … Cliffhangers
Class #34… Sept 6th … Pacing Your Novel
Class #35… Sept 6th … How to Edit Your Own Work
Class #36… Sept 6th … Writing Fantasy

Writing into the Dark is a new workshop starting in September.



The Universe Between Bundle

I curated this bundle and I had great fun with it.

I loved living in that middle ground. All my writing falls in the middle ground between two places. Every story. Some more obviously than others, but without a doubt, every story or novel that I write, or every book or magazine I edit, falls in the “between” place.

This bundle not only helps a fantastic charity with, but it has some stunning novels by some great writers.

And it has an entire volume of Fiction River. A lot of short stories in there as well.

Give this one a look, folks. I think you will be very happy you did.

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