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Top 10 in Launch Pad’s Prose Writing Competition

My manuscript advanced to the Top 10! (Launch Pad 6th Annual Prose Writing Competition Top 10.) It may not be very professional, but I’ll admit: I cried when I read the news. I am super excited. (Yes, Launch Pad, I was the one refreshing your website every thirty minutes all […]

Top 50 in Launch Pad’s Prose Writing Competition

I did it! I uploaded my completed manuscript to the Launch Pad’s 6th Annual Prose Writing Competition on Friday, October 28th, at 11:59 p.m. I am not kidding. And today I got the news that my manuscript advanced to the Top 50! (6th Annual Launch Pad Prose Writing Competition Top […]

Top 100 in Launch Pad’s Prose Writing Competition

I’m still working on my debut fiction manuscript, a collection of linked stories set in California. But way back in May, I entered it in Launch Pad’s 6th Annual Prose Writing Competition. I was enticed by these lines in the rules: “Manuscript not completed, no problem. … There’s no need […]

My Copyediting Certificate Arrived

I finished UC San Diego’s copyediting program last month, and my copyediting certificate has arrived! This has been on my wish list to do for over a decade. It’s surreal that I’ve actually done it! I’ve been studying copyediting in UC San Diego’s highly respected program for the past year. […]

Finalist in ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition

This is bananas! One of my short stories, “Time to Flagstaff,” was just named one of the 16 finalists in the ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Writing Competition. Out of nearly 800 entries! The winner and runners-up will be announced April 20th, but I gotta tell you, I already feel like […]

Semifinalist in ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition

ScreenCraft just announced the 39 semifinalists in its 2022 Cinematic Short Story Competition, and both of my stories were among the semifinalists! As I mentioned before, this is a special kind of exciting for me. So many great films started out as short fiction. Stand by Me was adapted from […]