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Con Musings

Con Musings

As of today it’s T-7 days before When Words Collide begins. This will be my 5th year attending—I’m surprised by that after counting on my fingers. The adage is true: time flies. I still have to carefully plan which panels […]

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Conference Ruminations from an Intermediate Writer

Conference Ruminations from an Intermediate Writer

When Words Collide is only a couple of months away and I am trying to be extra prepared since I know I’ll be busy with coursework when that weekend rolls around. My vacation from work, which I normally plan around the […]

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2016 Goals Final Check-in

2016 Goals Final Check-in

2016 has been a huge year for me. I started the year battling depression, I worked more overtime than ever, I supported my wife through her pregnancy, I became a mother to a wonderful little girl, and I overthought a […]

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Conferences from an Outside Perspective

Conferences from an Outside Perspective

It recently came to my attention that not all people understand the organization of a writing conference, or merely a conference in general. Surprising, right? Yeah, not so much. After the first day of When Worlds Collide, I attended my […]

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Post-When Words Collide 2016

Post-When Words Collide 2016

As I’m typing, it’s been roughly 22 hours since I left When Words Collide 2016. The end of the festival is always bittersweet because I love the energy and excitement about writing I get out of all of the presentations, but […]

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There’s nothing like a deadline to get you writing…

There’s nothing like a deadline to get you writing…

Not quite a deadline…a “life”line, I suppose? It is with a mix between joyous excitement and overwhelming terror that I announce that I am soon to become a mother. My wife is pregnant and we are expecting to become a […]

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