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- Learn all I can about story structure.
- Write 500 words a day, even if it's just gibberish.
- Attend one writer's conference.
- Find a critique\accountability partner or group.
- Read one fiction novel per week both in and outside my genre.
- Learn how to show emotions on the page.
- Finish 3 drafts this year.
- Attend a conference focused on my genre (Thrillerfest, RWA, etc.).
- Agree with my accountability partner to send daily or weekly progress reports.
- Submit my last novel, Once Bitten Twice Hooked, to Agent A, B, and C.
Ron Estrada has multiple published magazine articles, including a regular column in the bi-monthly Women2Women Michigan. He also freelances as a technical writer, specializing in white papers for manufacturing and consumer products. He writes spec fiction, hovering somewhere between post-apocalyptic and dystopian fiction (he prefers the term pre-Last Days), but has also dabbled in Mystery and Suspense. Turn-ons include long walks to Frosty Boy and dinner by Kindle light. His real-writer’s blog can be found at RonEstradaBooks.com. You can e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org or catch him (at pretty much any time) on Facebook. Twitter handle is @RonEstrada. CB handle is God’s Gift.