Are you a writer? Do you have a great tip for other writers? Or maybe you wrote something and you're looking for places to share it with a new audience? Well, my friend, if you're interested in sharing via writing a guest post, hit me up in the contact section. There are so many good … Continue reading Ugh… Can Someone Else Takeover for a Second?!
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?
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 heard it when I was a teacher. A lot. "How do you write? Like, how do you actually make an idea into a story?" Adults will sometimes ask me that, too, after they ask the old go-to: "So...what do you do for a living?" and I respond, "I'm a writer and stay-at-home dad." I … Continue reading Behind “The Process” Quickie: The most underrated writing tip of all time!
Hey fellow writers! While writing my book, my friends and family constantly asked me: "Are you almost done yet?" They, like most people, don't fully understand what "The Process" entails. They think you just write something and there ya go. Donesies. Not quite. I mean, you could write that way. But, as Truman Capote said, … Continue reading Behind “The Process”: Rewriting