How to Feel Miserable as a Writer

How to Feel Miserable as a Writer

This is going to be a short post. There are entire lists out there on success for writers, on building an audience, and on writing well. All of those are external; my focus today is internal: I want you to be happy as a writer. That Darned Elusive Bluebird You...
The Doubting Writer’s Manifesto

The Doubting Writer’s Manifesto

Bad thought-habits are hard to break.

I know I’m not the only one who struggles with them. For all of us who must deal with poisonous doubts spewing from our abused subconscious, I present the Doubting Writer’s Manifesto.

Arm Yourself: You’re Allowed to Be a Beginner

Arm Yourself: You’re Allowed to Be a Beginner

Bear with me. As I write this post, I’m more than a little mad. And I don’t mean “crazy,” either. I encountered a fellow the other day who spoke things so poisonous, so deadly to the creative mind, that I suspect he’s already left a battalion of writer-corpses in his wake.

And I’m not staying silent about it anymore.