Disclaimer: This post has some offensive words in it. The purpose is purely educational and is meant to start a meaningful dialogue. This post is NOT meant to shock, offend, or promote any kind of hateful thought or rhetoric. Not all the time. “There are no bad words. Bad thoughts. Bad intentions, and wooooords.”― George Carlin … Continue reading Is There a Good Time to Use Bad Words?
Why hello. How are you? Good, good. Glad to hear it. I've only got a minute, so I'll make this quick. You may have heard a few writers say this and I think--regardless if it seems to some like a no-brainer, or to others a silly waste of time--it's true. To make sure you have … Continue reading Behind “The Process” Quickie: Dialogue Tip
They say you should never ask a writer, "Where do you get your ideas?" Neil Gaiman has the most hilarious response to this question. The thing is, ideas are funny little bastards. They sneak in at strange times. Sometimes you'll be reading the news and think, They'll never get to the bottom of this, but … Continue reading You Should Never Ask a Writer…
In college, my writing teacher taught me that, as a writer, it's best to get into a pattern of behavior. Write in the same place, at the same time, with the same pen/pencil/computer/typewriter/stone&chisel. As a stay at home dad, trying to make it into the ranks of the pros, I have to write, well, whenever … Continue reading When’s the best time to get writery?
Hey writers! One of the things writers fear most is exactly the thing they should most embrace. Criticism. I don't mean people telling you, "This is really good," or, "This sucks." While someone telling you something is good feels nice inside, by itself it isn't helpful. And the latter is every writer's worst fear (when … Continue reading Behind “The Process”: Don’t Be Shy
I put up a new "about the book" page on the site. It gives a much more attractive explanation of Switchers than I was able to give on a podcast recently. The guys at Threads Podcast: Life Unfiltered had me on a few weeks ago for an interview. It just dropped yesterday--episode 38. Here's a … Continue reading Info about my book
What kind of writer would I be if I weren't also a reader? A terrible one. What a dumb question. And on that note, here are some books I think are pretty special. Sci-Fi Dark Matter by Blake Crouch // This book consumed my every waking thought from start to finish.Congo by Michael Crichton // … Continue reading Book Recommendations