I used to work with a guy when I lived in Florida. I said hi to this guy every morning. We weren't friends per se, but, as fans of Ron Swanson might say: After all these years, I still love Parks & Rec The first time I said hi, he did a little nod and … Continue reading I Wish They Had Women's MMA When My Grandma Was Young (And Other Stuff)
Don't just start writing; get warmed up first! For folks who saw the title and thought, The hell is he goin on about? I can't even begin to describe it. Here... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tknXRyUEJtU NBA Hall of Famer, Allen Iverson back in 2002 So, yes. Practice. We're talking about practice. Not the game. What you do before … Continue reading Behind "The Process": Practice? We're Talkin about Practice? Not the Game, But Practice?
No. Not really. Happy New Year!!! I know, I know: It's been two weeks since we said goodbye to 2019. Duh. But I stopped going online--or at least greatly reduced the amount of time I spent online--during the holidays. Why did I do that? Cuz, silly. I have a wife and four kids who (thankfully) … Continue reading Happy New Ye… I mean… Yeah…
Hey. It's been a minute. I've intentionally gotten on here (and social media) less the last two weeks to enjoy family time over the holidays. The few times I have checked in, I saw a lot of posts about how much 2019 sucked. To them, I'm sorry things aren't going well, and I truly hope … Continue reading Writerly Reflections on 2019, Hopes for 2020
Don't freak out--it's just a euphemism. I'm referring to the quote all English majors are familiar with: "In writing, you must kill all your darlings."- William Faulkner There are plenty of writers' resource websites out there that break this down. What makes mine different? Um...the other websites aren't this one? I dunno. Aaaaaanyway... He meant … Continue reading Behind "The Process": Just Kill Em Already (Editing)
Yo, yo, yo, As some of you may know, I'm a writer. I wrote a book called Switchers. It's a YA speculative fiction novel, blending sci-fi and a wee little bit of horror. I have a section on my website that gives a better description. For those of you who aren't up to date on … Continue reading Behind "The Process": Querying Agents (Again)
Seriously. It's a valid question. Writing is scary. Ok--starting writing is scary. That's the focus here: getting started. Even if you like writing, and have been doing it for awhile, getting started is scary. Truth be told, I'm writing this because I'm putting off working on a story. It's on a legal pad right next … Continue reading Behind "The Process": Why Is Writing Scary?