Writing is a full-time job, even if you only spend an hour or two a day writing. And if you already work a full-time job and write on the side, you probably don’t get much sleep. Don’t worry, lack of sleep is normal for writers—the voices in our heads must come out!
First drafts are easy to write. You sit down and let the words flow. Revising, self-editing, and polishing your final draft are the hard part, as this funny meme suggests. Wishing all my fellow writers, editors, and friends a creative and productive weekend!
Finally, I departed on my road trip to Texas, which I began planning ten years ago. When I was a kid, my whacko mother told me that I had a half-sister, but she died of MS. In late 2005, I discovered on Ancestry.com that my sister was alive and well in Texas, and I made […]
Many writers are moody, temperamental types, and deeply influenced by the people around them. Here’s some advice that will help keep you writing and reasonably sane in daily life.
Last night, I was hard at work getting rid of most of the stuff cluttering my office and my life. The next round of freebies to be given away on Craigslist was some software I no longer use from…holy crap…25 years ago?!? Once state-of-the-art products like Adobe Photoshop 3.0, Microsoft QuickC, and Visual Basic. I […]
I didn’t use Twitter much until recently, when a writing client and good friend, Tim Allen, convinced me I should take a second look. I got more active in the Spring, and today, I hit 10,000 followers on Twitter! I’ve met some awesome people there. If you are a struggling writer looking to expand your […]
A cool and inspiring quote for my writer friends as we head into the weekend: “Writers see the world differently. Every voice we hear, every face we see, every hand we touch could become story fabric.” —Buffy Andrews
Funny but accurate description of most writers I know! “The mind of a writer can be a truly terrifying thing. Isolated, neurotic, caffeine-addled, crippled by procrastination, consumed by feelings of panic, self-loathing, and soul-crushing inadequacy. And that’s on a good day.”
If you have writing in your blood, it’s about more than just putting thoughts to words or churning out content for a resume credit or a paycheck. As Josh Whedon explains: “I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I’m […]
A bit of midnight randomness as I contemplate the meaning of my crazy life in a crazy world: “Life is like a bowl of cereal. A mix of milk that might be sweet or sour, a few shriveled raisins, lots of flakes and broken pieces, a healthy dose of irony, and a sprinkle of sugar […]