An Uncomfortable Truth (About Writing)

An Uncomfortable Truth (About Writing)

To quote Victoria Schwab, if you love anything more than writing, do that instead.  Please read this, fellow writer. This is one of those posts I like to call armor: it may not be comfortable, but it’s important, and if you put it on, you will last in the...
Keep Going (Just Like Pixar)

Keep Going (Just Like Pixar)

These are two of my favorite go-to videos when I’m feeling down about my creativity and writing. Take a few minutes and watch. Your heart will thank you. Part One: Give Your Work a Chance to Grow Part Two: It’s Going to Take a While – AND...
Breaking Through That Block

Breaking Through That Block

So here’s the rub: I haven’t written in days. There’s no good reason why. I just psyched myself out (thanks a lot, anxiety). I do that sometimes. I am going to break the no-writing streak. RIGHT NOW. I am also going to post what I wrote, unedited,...
How to Be Happy as a Writer

How to Be Happy 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...
Your Muse is a Liar

Your Muse is a Liar

Your muse is a liar. You need to know this if you’re going to succeed as a writer. The Battle Good hell, that muse is capricious. It shows up when it wants and vanishes when most needed. It delivers incredible and inspirational tales, then up and leaves when we...
The Doubting Writer’s Manifesto

The Doubting Writer’s Manifesto

For all of us who must deal with poisonous doubts spewing from our abused subconscious, I present the Doubting Writer’s Manifesto. Read it? Thought about it? Good. Now go write something. Then read something mouth-wateringly good, and remember: if you...
The Christmas Dragon

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