Guess what? I made a thing!Read More
It says something -- something big -- that virtually every major publication and media source backed Hillary Clinton to no avail. Many celebrities, late night hosts, news anchors, writers -- the voices of our media -- publicly and loudly supported her -- to no avail.
This is a warning: we do not need to speak more loudly, as is so tempting when we are upset. We need to speak differently.Read More
There are a lot of reasons you voted for Trump. Many of you were voting platform (abortion), or because you did not want Hillary, or because you believe he's a good businessman, or any number of reasons. I understand, and I'm not here to attack those.Read More
If you’re reading this blog, chances are you’re either related to me (hi, dad!) or you’re a writer. Or maybe you just really want to be a writer. If you’re the latter, first read this. Now, if that sounds good, I’ve got a warning for you: Writing can be stressful. So can ANY creative career, or even hobby. Us weirdo artistic types (aka “all humans,” but that's for another post) have a tendency to form some toxic habits when we’re growing in our art. Habits that will only bring us down in the long run, my friend. I’m here today to rant--er, talk with you--about one particularly cantankerous habit: The Comparison.Read More
Dealing with criticism can be a seriously tricky business, especially as a writer. After all, the words we put on paper are us. They're our thoughts, our hearts, our words, our souls. Criticism of your words can feel like criticism of your very person.
This, in fact, is one of the reasons many writers get stuck.Read More