Where Does this Blog go from here?

Change is the one constant thing in this world. No matter what trend pops up, or what publishing platforms come and go, what genre is popular, you can bet your ass that eventually it will change. There is an ebb and flow to all things in life, and I’m realizing there might be with this […]

It’s Okay to Suck

The internet is many things. Today I want to look at it through the lens of a creative artist. I am a writer, but this blog post could easily apply to any artist, craftsman, musician, or performer. The internet has given us access to so much information on how to improve our crafts. It opens […]

We live in a Universe

Fictional universes are all the rage these days. Marvel, DC, Harry Potter, the Cosmere, and those are just some of the biggest.  It’s easy to see why from a writing standpoint: Flow and Marketing. What do I mean by Flow? For a writer, it’s hard to start from scratch. It’s infinitely easier to write something […]

Writing is Hard, Lonely Work

I’ve spent the better part of the decade reading all the craft books I can. I don’t know everything there is to know about writing, I don’t think anyone really does. Writing (and art, in general) is too personal for that, too dependent on the individual.  But I’ve gotten to a point where most “writing […]

The Fallacy of Perfection

There are a couple hard truths about writing, and I suppose with the creative arts in general.  Depending on how you define it, Perfection is either unattainable or it does not exist. Sure, there are certain types of perfection, like a perfect circle… but that’s about it. Even then, when you start examining that perfect […]

Writing needs to be Fun

This is a companion post to Writing is a War of Attrition, but it’s also a cornerstone post for ALL fiction writers. Non-fiction writers, you guys are in a slightly different boat.  Writing needs to be fun.  Not should be fun or can be fun. Not writing is fun sometimes.  Writing needs to be fun.  […]