Presentation on Producing a Polished Manuscript

Last November, as the Camp Fire was at its worst, I gave a presentation at our local library for those brave enough to venture out into the smoke and haze. Not many, alas. But our library was kind enough to also record the presentation. It’s long—I had a lot of ground to cover. Here’s hoping you find it helpful, or at least amusing.

Library Talk!

A couple evenings ago, I gave a presentation at the Livermore Public Library about how to produce a polished manuscript. Paul Sevilla, who handles Public Services at the library, was nice enough to take some photos:

Thanks to everyone who braved the bad air quality (we’re dealing with smoke from the Camp Fire north of us) to hear me speak! And thanks to the Livermore Public Library for hosting me.

ETA: Video

21st Century Yokel

So I have a YouTube channel now, and I recommend you subscribe to keep up with all the videos because I won’t always be posting them here. The link to the channel itself is on the sidebar to the left. (Scroll down to all my online media buttons.)

I’ll try to get more sophisticated with my recording and editing methods. But for now, enjoy this short video about author Tom Cox’s work. And if you watch long enough, you’ll catch a glimpse of my cat Minerva.

Random Video

So I haven’t done a video in a while because of a laundry list of reasons, but here’s a short thing I did to get back into it. Though the thumbnail options YouTube gave me sucked. I must make the dumbest faces when I talk.

This isn’t about writing, btw. I just unboxed a couple of rosaries I picked up while in Paris. Because I collect rosaries.