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)
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?
Sup folks? I hope everyone is well as we near the holiday season and the end of 2019. It's been a fun year. I was a guest on a podcast, got my social media presence up and running, and built this website. All stuff I read and heard you need to do when you're trying … Continue reading Behind "The Process": Querying Agents