Month: March 2015

Writers of the Future, Part II

Writers of the Future, Part II Well, I just hit the submit button on my first writing competition.  This is a big first step toward establishing a writing career.  Have to say it would be nice to win, but the fact that I committed myself to writing the story and submitting it is already a…
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Writers of the Future

Writers of the Future I’ve had my laptop to the grindstone this week.  I previously started a short story/novella to submit to Writers of the Future for their first quarter competition this year.  I had the entire story outlined and approximately 2,500 words written.  Since the deadline is fast approaching I decided it was time…
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Writing Resources

Writing Resources A very good friend gave me a wonderful book recently:  Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction by Orson Scott Card, Philip Athans, Jay Lake and the Editors of Writer’s Digest. Not the kind of book to read straight through for pleasure necessarily, but I’m finding it to be a great resource for my writing.…
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Ohio Mock Trial 2015-PHS Quarterfinalists

Ohio Mock Trial 2015-PHS Quarterfinalists I am very proud to have worked with these incredible young women.  325 teams started the Ohio Mock Trial Competition this year, and Portsmouth High School Team Blue went on to become one of the Top 8 in the State.  I couldn’t have asked for more from them and it…
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Ohio Mock Trial 2015

Ohio Mock Trial 2015 State Competition I’m exceedingly proud of the Portsmouth High School Mock Trial Teams I have the pleasure of coaching as a Legal Advisor.  One of our two teams will be competing in the State Competition tomorrow in Columbus, Ohio.  Our team is one of 32 teams competing in the State March…
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Snow Day

Snow Day-3/5/15 Not used to snow storms in March, but this was one hell of a storm.  We had 16 inches of snow in our front yard, and 20 inches in the back.  Took us 2 1/2 hours to shovel out the cars and driveway.  Otherwise, a most enjoyable day. I spent a good bit…
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Thought for the Day

Thought for the Day Thanks to Authors Publish Magazine I have to say I’ve found this to be true.  The more I write, the more I want to write.