Slow BurnRead more: Slow Burn
June/July 2021 Writing Wrap-Up We’ve only just reached August, and already this summer is on fire! Figuratively and literally–since my wife and I have returned to Idaho, it’s been smoke-filled skies every day, thanks to the wildfires burning in Oregon. That haze has done little to curb the heat, with temps regularly going over 100F.…
What Your Cover Says About Your BookRead more: What Your Cover Says About Your Book
The reality of snap judgments, and why it matters We’ve all heard the phrase. In fact, I’m not even going to type it out, because I know you know it. That little piece of advice that tells us not to do the thing that comes naturally to every human being. Oh, fine. Don’t judge a…
4 Steps to Becoming the Best Writer on the PlanetRead more: 4 Steps to Becoming the Best Writer on the Planet
A sarcastic amalgamation of every writing advice article ever Hey, do you want to write for a living? Good fucking luck! Your blog is bad and you should feel bad. But don’t worry, it is possible to make a ton of money blogging. Heck, I do it, and I’m barely literate! All you have to do is listen to my…
Like Riding A BikeRead more: Like Riding A Bike
Writing Wrap-Up, May 2021 Damn, it’s been almost a year since I’ve done one of these things! Admittedly, last year was a bad year for everything, so I think perhaps I can be forgiven. And my lack of updates should not be taken as a lack of effort. Oh no, Dear Reader, I’m still tap-tap-tapping…
They Can’t All Be HitsRead more: They Can’t All Be Hits
Don’t stop caring about what you write. Care deeply. Make it count for something. Just keep in mind that every piece can’t resonate with everyone, but every piece will resonate with someone.
Are You Living Up to Your Full Potential?Read more: Are You Living Up to Your Full Potential?
Stephen King suggests “if you’re a bad writer, no one can help you become a good one, or even a competent one. If you’re good and want to be great . . fuhgeddaboudit.” Does that mean all of us who are good are doomed to mere “goodness”?
An Open Letter to my Hostel RoommatesRead more: An Open Letter to my Hostel Roommates
Hey Roomie, we need to have a chat. I know I smile and wave as we pass, but I really kind of hate your guts. It’s not you, necessarily, it’s just your behavior and personal demeanor that kind of sets me off. Now, I know I should have probably said something in the moment. Maybe a better,…
Chasing the DreamRead more: Chasing the Dream
In this post, I talk about treating my hobby as a career for the first time, and the writing room of my dreams.
Hello From The Other SideRead more: Hello From The Other Side
A summary of my writing projects and progress for August 2019