Many years ago I outlined a novel idea that I titled The Patriot. This was toward the beginning of the Tea Party movement, when the first signs of modern day hyper-patriotism emerged; […]
Chipping Marble (or How I Learned To Write In Art School)
Last week was productive, writing-wise, and I have nothing to show for it.
The Ballad of Easy Procrastinator
I sat down the other night for one hour of perfect writing time, the kind of time recommended by experts who write books on writing.
So You Want To Write A Cruddy Story
Before we get started, I’d like to tell you how impressed I am with your commitment to bad writing.
Lost in the Gravity of Graves and Gravy
Word choice may not be the most important tool in a writer’s toolbox, but it is gravely serious nonetheless.
How To Rack Up A Million Blog Views (But Why Would You Want To?)
One million is sort of a magical number, one that has both a literal meaning and a symbolic one.
Writing Is A Marathon (and I’m Out of Shape)
I’m in another “empty tank” writing cycle, writing-wise, and that’s entirely my fault.
Fire, Writing, and Life’s Well Worn Grooves
I live my life in well worn grooves.
Art: A Workout For Your Empathy Muscles
What if I told you that you can solve all of the world’s problems by writing a story?
The Evolutionary Circle of the Storyteller’s Audience
I did something recently that I never do: