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July 18, 2010
How I Got a Blog on Huffington Post (And Help Me Mooch Indian Food!)
Last night Cat and I had drinks and dinner with a new friend (DR!) at...
July 09, 2010
Cat Writes Our Lives
By way of some work I'm doing on All In ... Almost (or, "Wow, Obnoxious...
July 08, 2010
Writing Jobs I’ve Had (And What They Paid)
In the comment thread of yesterday's What Book Publishers Want Most, But Can’t Have, a reader...
July 07, 2010
What Book Publishers Want Most, But Can’t Have
A continuation of the conversation I started with yesterday's My New Book Has Taken Over...
July 06, 2010
My New Book Has Taken Over My Head
What I should do is kill this blog. It's about my only hope for finishing...
June 25, 2010
As I sit here feeling for some terrible reason I sense but can't grasp that...
May 30, 2010
It's four a.m., and I just awoke from a dream that ended with me in...
March 05, 2010
Sad Proof I’m Still Straight
Dear gay friend of mine from high school who is now a pretty famous interior...
September 23, 2009
Don’t Make Me Smack You With a Ruler in Public This Weekend
This Saturday (September 25) I'll be at the annual San Diego Christian Writers Guild's writer's...
July 25, 2009
My Life as a Major Criminal, Pt. 2
[This is part two of day-before-yesterday's My Life as a Major Criminal.] “Almost time,” Ben...
June 02, 2009
Blogging. Flogging. What’s the Diff?
This morning a reader, "urbanruralwitness," left the saddest comment on my post My Cup Runneth...
May 31, 2009
Let Me Entertain You; Let Me Make You Smile
[scribd id=15978488 key=key-bb0pu42q1iod1mg5xri] I’ve bundled into an e-book 35 of my funniest blog essays,...
April 14, 2009
Free Bestselling Book Idea!
For 10 years now I've been carrying around in my out-sized head a book idea...
March 08, 2009
Must God be a He-Man?
"Christians go crazy if you in any way suggest that God isn't a man," said...
January 25, 2009
The Secret to More/Better Writing? Stop Trying.
My advice to people who think they should be writing more but for some reason...
January 19, 2009
My Bloggy Schizophrenia
Some of you were wondering why for a bit there I changed the name of...
November 24, 2008
A Would-Be Writer Asks: “MUST I Go to College?”
This morning I received an e-mail from an aspiring author. "I am currently paying the...
September 28, 2008
Humbled by Beginning Writers
This morning I am feeling humble. Outside of a religious context this is a rare...
September 19, 2008
Writers: Don’t Self-Publish; My Blogging Advice Bites
In response to my recent post, Overcoming The Harsh Realities of Book Publishing, a reader (hello, "Jim...
September 17, 2008
Overcoming The Harsh Realities of Book Publishing
On Saturday, September 26, I'll be conducting a workshop at the annual San Diego Christian Writers...
June 30, 2008
Why A Book Proposal Is Everything
If you're just joining us, see How To Write A Book Proposal, Part 1. Even...
June 28, 2008
A bit about book proposals
I just finished and sent to my agent a book proposal. So now I have...
May 13, 2008
How To Earn Respect and Power, Kids
Yesterday, at Jamul Intermediate School, in Jamul, California, I spoke to fourth and fifth graders about writing....
May 10, 2008
Blogging; Writing A Play
Every blog post I write appears in three places at more or less the same...
April 26, 2008
How To Write in Tandem with God/Holy Spirit
I get a fair amount of questions/input around the dynamic of writing in conjunction with...
April 22, 2008
How To Become a Factory of Story and Article Ideas
One of my Big Points in yesterday's More On How to Make A Living Writing was,...
April 20, 2008
More On How To Make A Living Writing
[A follow-up to this piece is here: How To Write Stories & Articles That Sell....
March 26, 2008
[Family life. Fiction. It's all part of the same pot, isn't it?] David looked up...
March 16, 2008
“Penguins, Pain and the Whole Shebang” Sold to Korean Publisher
One minute you're staring vacantly at your computer fleetingly wondering how long it's been since you...
January 22, 2008
Good Talker Doesn’t Equal Good Writer
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